Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I am a total nut case

I am not a weepy person. I don't cry very often. However, I have somehow transformed into a complete emotional basketcase. For some strange reason, I now cry at the drop of a hat. I am kind of disturbed by my newfound emotional state.

Since becoming pregnant, I have probably cried at least 639 times. I cried after getting a HUGE doctor bill. I cried after arguing with the insurance company (on multiple occassions). I cried when I could not schedule an appointment with a doctor at my new ob/gyn office. Basically, I have cried over something trivial at least once a week for the past 5 months.

However, this weekend's emotional outbrust really takes the cake. It all started Saturday afternoon. I have been having some near-fainting episodes (with dizziness and loss of vision), so John has been trying to help out more around the house. Saturday morning, he agreed to do the laundry, which was wonderful.

Before continuing this story, I have to mention that my pregnancy warobe is very small. I was pregnant with Porgie during the winter and spring, so the majority of my maternity clothes are jeans and long-sleeve shirts. Of course, I can't wear winter clothing during the summer. Trying to be fisically responsible, I have only purchased two pair of maternity capris, and about 4 maternity shirts. I know, I know - I need more clothing. I find myself washing my capris multiple times per week. Its ridiculous.

So, Saturday morning I folded up my outfit for the day and sat it on the bed. However, I have a little girl who likes to toss everything on the floor. When I wasn't looking, Porgie threw my clothes on the floor. John then came behind her and put them in the dirty clothes hamper. A few hours later, I went to get dressed. I couldn't find my ONLY clean maternity outfit. When I asked John where they were, he informed me that they were in the washing machine.

I know this sound completely insane, but I totally lost my shit. I started crying. I was crying hysterically because I didn't have any clothes to wear to the grocery store. Yes, I am a nut case.

After the episode was over, I felt like a total jackass. What the hell is wrong with me?

7 comments:

Eva said...

Aw man, I wish I'd known you needed more clothes before I lent out my stash just last week to my other friend due in November!

At any rate, it's those crazy pregnant lady hormones again. I had a worse time of it post-partum, but I remember feeling silly and melodramatic a lot when I was pregnant.

My advice is to enjoy the emotional leeway. Did you know that the tears you cry actually contain the hormones that are bothering you? So crying makes you LESS hormonal! That's apparently like the whole point of crying is to get the emotions/hormones out.

Dooneybug said...

Oh I've done that a million times. It's fine, you're a completely normal pregnant lady!!! :)

I hear you on the wardrobe deal. Since we are similar in pregnancies, I also have more cold weather clothes and not so much for warm weather. AND most of it is dresser clothing since I wore it when I was still working and needed to look presentable in an office.

Lately I've taken to looking like quite the trailer park trash when I go out. Wearing jogging pants (my former exercise clothing with very expandable waists) and t-shirts that nobody 9 months pregnant has any business wearing. I just shrug my shoulders and think, "eh, who am I supposed to be impressing?".

Em said...

Nope, i'd have cried! I can understand that, i was like that during pg and even it some one cut across infont of me in the can i'd dry!

Pg is not all its cracked up to be, not be long untill your crying that you have new little bundle tho!

Rachel said...

your just prego..that isall. I know..I was the same way. I was in a hotel-7 months prego and the cleaning service took a few outfits and I got so upset and crying..like my life was over. Lets meet up for a good cry session.

Misguided Mommy said...

this is one of those stories taht makes me laugh my ass off. i think instead of crying i would have screamed at him for doing it wrong!

Mary said...

I was like that the entire time I was pregnant with Claire. Anything and everything made me cry...poor Justin for dealing with me!

Lainey-Paney said...

What's wrong with you? You're hormonal. I was a total nutjob during my pregnancy. I once cried my freaking eyes out in the kitchen b/c I burned something, and it was the ONLY thing I wanted to eat. My poor poor husband.... he had to put up with me, and was a pretty good trooper. If I recall correctly---he went to the store to get me whatever it was that I was wanting....

with regard to clothes: you need to hit Walmart's teeny-tiny maternity section. granted, it does not have a huge selection, but they're inexpensive clothes.
Also, do y'all have "Ross" stores where you live?? We have them down here, and I'd find several inexpensive things there...

And...when I was BFP (big fat pregnant) in the Summer months---I bought at least 5 of those maternity tank tops with the built in bra support. LOVED THEM. And, I practically lived in them after Gage was born b/c they were easy to slip down for nursing, and were roomy enough on my swollen/flabby/fresh c-section belly.

Oh, and FYI: I did just see a cute pair of maternity shorts at Walmart. They were hanging in the wrong place (little boys pajama section)...