Thursday, October 1, 2009

To the Max



When I am pregnant, I feel things to the extreme.


Either I feel great, or I am about to collapse from exhaustion.

I will die if I don’t get a tuna melt, or the smell of it makes me gag a little.

I love being at home, or I will go insane if I don’t run out the front door RIGHT NOW.

I think Joseph is just so sweet that I want to eat his cute little face!! or I am hiding from him in the bathroom.

You get the idea.


It basically means that I am only fit for human company about 50% of the time.

The other half of the time-well- I’m a drag.  Or kind of mean.  Or both.

The hardest part of all of this (for me) is that I can actually feel myself being unreasonable.

I know that I probably shouldn’t be crying hysterically and hurling F-bombs at Brian during a normal “what-in-the-world-should-we-name-this-baby??” discussion.

It is like an out of body experience, where I see myself barreling towards the abyss of hormonal rage and despair…here it comes…wow! look at me go…

and I can see Brian’s eyes glass over slightly as he retreats to his happy place. 

With Celine’s “It’s all coming back to me now” playing in his head.


I have decided that I really need to start trying to be more…reasonable?…sane?…let’s say EVEN-KEELED.

But, for now, you will all just need to love me through it.


So, If you’ll excuse me, I need to go cry for an hour, and then bake 50 batches of cookies.



T Rex Mom said...

Wow! Glad I'm not the only person feeling this way these days!

I just about ran out the door after the UPS man today - not because he's unusually "hot looking" to me because usually his type is not my type - but because he woke the sleeping T Rex. And was he a T Rex today!

Let's just say, I managed to refrain from using the F-bomb in front of the child but my hubby did have to come home early to offer some much needed quiet time for my unusual insanity!

Your words are too poignant today!

Ter said...

Hey, at least you have an excuse for being that way... I don't!

But you know what? I bet you get away with it because you're cute. lol.

Jen said...

I remember feeling like this. It sucks but at least its only temporary.

Maureen said...

Sounds like someone needs a shopping trip to the mall with their favorite mother-in-law :)
Hang in there Caitlin... you too, Brian!

septembermom said...

I remember those ups and downs. I still get them and I'm not even pregnant :)

Nina said...

I feel for you.... I know it can all be crazy. I feel many of those things often with my two boys. It was never that way with one child but two just take so much out of me.

I hope it all gets better for you soon.

Jenners said...

I hear you!! I was kind of like that ALL THE TIME (believe it or not) until I got me some medicine that helped to smooth me out a bit. It was like having an out-of-body experience -- you KNOW you are wrong and out of control but you can't stop it. Men just don't understand but every woman does. Hang in there.

blueviolet said...

Oh boy, I remember that so well. It changes on a dime and you never know what will set you off!

Rachel said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that's me with PMS. My poor husband has to put up with me yelling at him because he didn't put his shirt in the hamper. I feel your pain. Sometimes I'm mad for no reason.

Rachel said...

Oh, and by the way, were you yelling at Brian because he didn't really care to add his two cents about what you should name the baby?

~~Mel~~ said...

You just described how I feel on a monthly basis when I'm PMSing.