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December 1st, 2009

We’ve been setting up Christmas decorations all over the house, and have even gotten our Christmas tree up and trimmed.   Actually, that’s a work in progress, as daily Kenny and Cooper have taken to rearranging every ornament they can reach!

Yesterday Cooper was looking at the tree and pointed to a picture of Santa Clause and happily exclaimed, “Noah!”   Then he went around and found all the Santa impressions he could find and named them all: “Noah!”   Noah!” “Noah!”   I started to correct him, but really, Santa does look exactly like his little Noah and the Arc figurine, so why call him into question?

I had my 16 week checkup today and all is well.   I mentioned to my OB that my hormones have been out of control.   He saw me through two other pregnancies when I was generally so happy that I was floating in and out of his office every month.   He looked up at me in surprise and said carefully, “Actually, it’s not at all unusual to feel a little out of control when your hormone levels are this high… they should settle in after about 18 weeks, I would think.   Can you make it until then?”   I almost started crying, but remembered that he is a baby-catcher, not a therapist.   I nodded pathetically then asked him a benign question about drinking soy milk.   He was relieved.

Truly, though, I think I must be having a girl, because besides outbreaks of acne and crippling fatigue, I have been so moody that I’m making myself mad.   Which makes me madder still, right?   Anything and everything has set me off, most upsetting being the things that previously wouldn’t have made me blink.   The worst is changing Cooper’s diaper.   He screams like he’s being decapitated when I change a poop, and has started slapping my face when I lay him on the table.   I’ve almost seriously lost it a few times.   Today was a little better, though, as I made a huge effort to tickle and laugh with him every time I changed him.   He was a little calmer, and life in the house was a little more peaceful as a result.

Still.   I’m not used to being this hormonal!   Somebody out there write me some funny stories of your pregnant mood swings and near-foibles.   Please, I need it!


  1. Kimmie says

    Well, I don’t think I was moody DURING my pregnancies… but having two girls sure does put me IN a mood sometimes! 😆 And boy are those little girls moody! 😉

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  2. Erin says

    I am 17 weeks and am just as hormonal. I hear myself getting crazy angry over things and I am like, who is this person?

    And I cry at the drop of a hat. I was at my 16 month old’s music class for the first time- usually my mom takes her because I have to work. So at the end of the class she gets a stamp on her hand. When it was time, she walked right up to the teacher for her stamp and I lost it! Started bawling! I felt like a nutcase!

    I hadn’t heard that about feeling better at week 18, I hope your doctor is right for both of our sakes!! Hang in there! 🙂

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  3. Jenny says

    I was very early (didn’t even know yet) in my pregnancy. We were getting ready to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday and I was becoming very stressed about all the things that needed to be done. My husband and I had a small spat that then became World War 3. I was on the kitchen floor hysterically crying/yelling/practically falling asleep in between each new argument. We finally patched things up and headed to bed. Then the next morning, I had him try the dessert that I had made for his family (new recipe) and asked him how it was. He said, “it’s okay.” With that, I began hysterically crying again. He didn’t understand why he should have just lied and said it was good. He felt he should be honest with me. Fool. Needless to say, we found out we were pregnant a week later. And, it was a girl. I haven’t had a boy yet, but I’ll let ya know if there’s a difference.

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  4. Jules says

    When I was pregnant with my daughter I was nauseous most of the time and in a constant flux of emotions. One thing that was 100% different with being pregnant with a girl than a boy – it did effect my sex drive about 200%. You have to figure, you have all your female hormones and you are harvesting another little persons female hormones – two women in one body is bound to create a lot of emotions, bad hair days and a pimple or two!
    My cravings were horrible with my daughter – I HAD to have a slurpee and could not think of anything other than flavored ice on my tongue. My husband and I had just moved so I would give him false directions so he would have to drive right by (and STOP) at a 7-11.

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