So! I'm pregnant! Thought this might be a nice idea so all of my friends and family can keep up with my daily thoughts, feelings and goings-on during my pregnancy.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Pregnancy Hormones

Last night was my first real experience with pregnancy hormones. My working day had been nothing out of the ordinary but I came home and then (I'll blame the hormones) became the bi**h from hell. My poor Daniel has been sick since Easter weekend and only went back to work today, but boy he copped it last night.

It started when I got home and he hadn't opened the garage door for me. This usually really wouldn't worry me but it was starting to rain and I did have groceries to carry inside. He also hadn't checked the mail so I was a little grumpy at all this. As boys are when they're sick he was quite mopey and wanted a cuddle as soon as I got in the door. I really wasn't in the mood right at that moment. I took the groceries into the kitchen and realised if I wanted dinner that night I had 4 days worth of dishes to do first. (Please don't cry Mum! I promise it's not like that all the time!) Daniel was still trying to get a hug and I think I probably snapped at him saying that I was hungry and needed to get the dishes done so I could eat. He (probably wisely) left the room and came to hibernate for the next hour in the computer room.

Unfortunately, it took me about an hour to get all the dishes done as he didn't offer to dry up or help at all, so this got me further off side. By about 7.30pm I finally sat down in front of the telly to eat my dinner (a very boring but delicious toasted tuna and cheese melt) and watch Will & Grace. I usually laugh all the way through this program but I was too far gone to even chuckle. Daniel asked me what was wrong and of course I said 'nothing'. (This being a woman's favourite response to this question, always said in that tone of voice when it is plainly obvious something is very wrong.) I actually said it was just my pregancy hormones and that were making me cranky and to just ignore me - I'm sure I'll be fine in a while.

After watching a bit more telly and having a bit of a giggle at 'Spicks and Specks' on the ABC (who can not laugh at Ross Noble?) I thought I was snapping our of it. In fact, I was just entering a different phase. As I thought about getting ready for bed I just starting crying. I just laid down on the bed and tears just starting streaming from my eyes. Daniel was very concerned of course and didn't know what to do. He asked if I wanted a cuddle and I didn't. He asked if he could get me anything? Chocolate? A drink? Anything? Nope. Didn't want anything. Eventually he just lay down next to me and 'spoon' cuddled me. I really didn't know what was wrong with me. The tears just kept coming. I slowly got the crying under control and picked up my copy of 'Up the Duff' by Kaz Cooke. As I read about week 12 and 13 they coincidently talked about 'pregnancy hormones' and how they can affect us. It was all there in black and white. The hormones can make you cry or cranky for no reason. I felt a bit better and managed to get ready for bed and sleep quite well. It was a very strange night.


Kirsten said...

I don't know Jules, I get like that just from PMS. (Ask Matt!) At least you have a good excuse!

9:38 PM

Matt said...

Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerikey. I can empathise with Dan a bit on this one (I think most guys in a relationship can) - though I must say I don't think I've ever been on the receiving end of such diatetrically opposed and extreme emotional resposes in such a short period of time. My assessment: pregnancy hormones suck a tad :)

9:42 PM

Libby said...

Congratulations you guys! Welcome to the preggas world Julia. It gets heaps better - any time now... in the next few weeks. As for your "Pregnancy Hormones" - I wouldn't blame that on pregnancy - it sounded pretty justified to me. Daniel shouldn't be getting sick on you - he needs to look after you :) Maybe some of your baby bonus can go towards a dishwasher (a reliable one that will wash the dishes when you want it to) ;p

10:53 PM


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