When Vishnu read my 17 week pregnancy update, he immediately said that I didn’t fully explain one of my major pregnancy symptoms…my [crazy] emotions.
Let me start by saying that an emotional Par is not unusual. I’m a wear-my-emotions-on-my-sleeve kind of person. However, pregnancy has turned me into someone who can go from laughing and joking around to sobbing and irrational in literally two minutes.
Not being one not to hide anything from y’all, I’m going to share my pregnancy crazy today.
STORY 1: My very first pregnancy outburst came one night after watching This Is Us. For those of you who watch the show, you know it can be a little heavy. That must have been that case night because [literally] as soon as the show finished, I crawled into Vishnu’s lap and started bawling. HUGE tears flowing from my eyes. In between sobs, I told Vishnu how much I loved him…over and over again. Needless to say, he was confused as to what was happening and why. If I remember correctly, this episode was most likely after I became pregnant but before we knew. Makes so much sense now!
STORY 2: Sob fest #2 happened one night after Vishnu and I finished washing the dishes. We were joking around the whole time, laughing about something or another. As soon as I was done wiping everything down, I turned to Vishnu and said, “Can I talk to you about something?” He looked at me with a concerned face. And I fell into his arms sobbing yet again. This time it was about pregnancy weight gain and how I didn’t feel beautiful anymore (a topic that deserves it’s own blog post). Because this came out of nowhere, Vishnu was a little startled. Poor guy tried his best to reassure me and make me feel better. It took some time, but I eventually calmed down.
STORY 3: My next tear fest happened in Hawaii. I purposely packed my loosest pre-pregnancy shorts for the trip. So imagine my surprise when I pulled my shorts on one day and they were super tight. Uncomfortably tight. At that very moment, Vishnu walked into the room. I looked at him and started crying and rambling about my weight gain and how pretty soon I would be huge. This wasn’t his first rodeo, so Vishnu was a bit more prepared this time around. He talked me through my tears and yet again reassured me that my weight gain was normal and necessary, etc. And yet again, it took me a little bit of time, but I calmed down and truly enjoyed the rest of our trip…tight shorts and all!
STORY 4: My fourth and final story happened recently. After coming home from work and chatting with Vishnu for a few minutes, I made my way to the kitchen to cook dinner. Not even two minutes into the the process, I hit my hand on the microwave door. Then a few minutes later, I spilled rice all over the floor. Then a few minutes later I spilled a pan of water on the floor. And then the final straw…I hit my foot on the stove. That’s when I dramatically sat down in the middle of our kitchen and started crying. Vishnu, hearing my drama, came over and asked me what happened. I told him everything and ended with “I SUCK AT LIFE!!!” Thankfully, my husband knows how to lighten the mood. He helped me up and started laughing. I took one look at him and did the same. And just like that, the episode was over!
The moral of all these stories? Make sure you have a supportive spouse/significant other who loves your crazy (even when it’s amplified because of pregnancy hormones) and knows exactly how to hit pause…until the next time of course!