It is safe to say us women get a pretty rough deal when it comes to hormones, don’t we? For any guys reading this, I’m not saying hormones don’t effect you too but, in comparison, you blokes get off extremely lightly. From the moment girls hit puberty right up until we become menopausal old ladies (probably even after that!) we have to deal with pretty much being ruled by our stupid hormones. For me, there has been no time this has been more true than when I have been pregnant. Pregnancy hormones suck. Fact. For today’s post I am going to take you on a journey into the messed up world of a pregnant ladies mind, the thoughts of someone who has not only lost control of her body’s physical appearance but has become a slave to those hormones taking over her ability to think straight too. So, if you are all ready, let’s delve into the crazy world of pregnancy hormones …
Shall we begin with the good?
* Things you never thought cute before are suddenly enough to make your heart almost burst with happiness. TV adverts and soppy kids films can make you so happy you could cry, more often than not you probably will.
* You may develop the sex drive to envy that of a 16 year old boy. If you are lucky you will have a husband who is more than happy to help you deal with this raunchy side effect of pregnancy.
* The crazy love you feel for you baby actually makes you happy to be putting on weight for once in your life. There is nothing like seeing your belly grow knowing that it is a positive sign your little one is cooking away nicely in there.
* I don’t know what hormone does this but expect to get super luscious locks and for your nails to grow quicker than ever before. Make the most of this as there’s a good chance all your gorgeous new hair will fall out after you’ve given birth, don’t ask me why this happens either as I have no clue!
And now on to the bad..
* You can be grumpy for no reason whatsoever. Seriously, you could be a in a foul mood all day and be completely clueless as to what it is that’s made you feel this way. Chances are it is probably nothing, just your hormones playing nasty tricks on you but if your husband points this out then you may feel like punching him.
* Something happens that normally wouldn’t upset you, makes you ball your eyes out for about an hour. Examples of this include an impatient driver beeping you at a junction or an unprovoked grumpy glance from a stranger in the shop.
* You love your baby bump one day and then the next you’re crying (again) because you have NO clothes that fit you anymore and you feel like a pregnant whale who was already obese before Mr Whale knocked her up..
* There’s a film you really want to see but someone has already told you it’s quite sad. You don’t go to the cinema to watch the film due to the very real fear of sobbing hysterically in a room full of strangers. I really wanted to see Room but after welling up watching the trailer I knew it wasn’t going to be a good idea.
And now for the down right crazy..
* Someone makes you laugh. You laugh so hard you start crying. Suddenly you’re not crying over the funny thing anymore and are instead feeling overwhelming sadness over, you guessed it, nothing.
* Your husband has done something that has pissed you off. Part of you wants to have a screaming argument with him and the other part wants to take him to bed immediately.
* Someone eats the last of your chocolate and it is like the world has just ended.
* You are so hungry but you don’t want to eat anything. Suddenly all the food in the house. food you usually love, is unappealing and only a trip to the shops to fill a basket with the most random combination of food will make you happy again.
* Bin/washing machine/fridge, they’re all the same thing right? I mean, it’s totally normal to go put rubbish in the fridge and clean washing up in the bin, isn’t it?
* Your house suddenly looks filthy and you could never possibly be happy again until you have scrubbed all the skirting boards with a toothbrush and hovered the floor multiple times in one day.
*It is possible to continue crying for about half an hour after you started to feel ok again. It’s just like your tear ducts need time to catch up with your emotions sometimes, like hormones have been messing around in your eyes and broken the ‘tears off’ switch.
Admittedly, this may just be what I’m like when pregnant but I am pretty sure other women get just as brutally attacked by their hormones as me! So, are you one of them? What was pregnancy like for you? Did you get really hormonal and become some wacky version of your former self or did you manage to cope with your hormones quite well? Dads, what did you find was the best way of helping your wife cope when her hormones took you all on a little trip to crazy town? I would love to know your thoughts.
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