Don’t Touch My Bacon

As I reach my 32nd week of pregnancy I have really started to notice the difference between how I feel now and how I felt when I was pregnant with Cherry.

There have been small differences all the way through such as my morning sickness being a lot worse. I was never actually sick when I was pregnant with Cherry but I have been sick more times than I can remember in this pregnancy. I have also been a lot more tired, although that could just be worse because I also have a toddler to look after.

My anxiety has definitely been worse, in fact I don’t really remember it being a problem with Cherry. I have had days where I just have an overwhelming negative feeling that won’t go away, it can be so bad that it makes me feel physically ill.

Then there is the one thing that has kicked in over the last week that I don’t remember being an issue at all last time and that is mood swings.

I have been experiencing what I can only describe as pure rage. I get irritable, angry and just want to explode because I feel so mad.

Take yesterday morning. I was doing some tidying in the living room when I heard Mr C taking some foil off something, I knew instantly that it was bacon and I went storming into the kitchen shouting about how he couldn’t cook it. He was pretty shocked and asked me why which is when I started crying because it was the last three pieces and it wouldn’t be fair for him to cook it because there wasn’t enough for everyone to have some. Then I stormed out of the room completely hysterical.

I don’t think he has ever seen me go so mad, in fact it was so out of character that it must have scared him because he actually gave me the bacon sandwich!

I can’t believe I cried over bacon but when I was in the moment it seemed like a really rational thing to do.

Unfortunately it wasn’t a one off either.

There was this morning when I went to make some cakes only to discover that the olive oil was all gone.

And this evening when I couldn’t undo the knot on my pyjama trousers.

I have turned into an unstable hormonal mess. The only thing I can put it down to is the fact I am carrying a boy this time.

I mean only boy hormones could make me cry over bacon.

I don’t even eat the stuff normally!

What about you?

Please tell me I’m not the only one who has cried over something as ridiculous as bacon!

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  • Reply Notmyyearoff January 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I’m pretty sure I cried through my entire pregnancy at least once or twice a week! I used to cry at food, at being tired, when people died in TV dramas and even when we were running out of ice pops (because I was SO addicted!). I wouldn’t let OH touch them and if he did I made him buy some more more for me! One week he gave me a hug and said I’d done really well because I hadn’t cried all week …and I instantly burst into tears! :)

  • Reply OrganicAngel_ January 28, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Do you know it’s a boy? I had mood swings at the beginning of my 2nd pregnancy and my friend said its prob a boy because of the testosterone. However. She’s very definitely a girl! A very angry, difficult girl. She would give me a right boot in the ribs if my tummy rumbled so I knew she had her dads personality even before she arrived! Geranium oil is good for balancing hormones. Pop a wee drop in a burner to calm yourself down xxx

  • Reply Bex @ The Mummy Adventure February 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    It has only hit this week but the hormones are definitely playing games here too! Quite a few tears and strops today. Hope he never eats your bacon again! x
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  • Reply Knitty Mummy February 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I never cried over bacon, but I certainly found my second pregnancy harder (again girl first, boy second). I think looking after a toddler was the worst of it, but morning sickness from 3weeks to 24 weeks didn’t help!
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