Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Being pregnant tends to bring out the worst in me. Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely grateful to be pregnant, but for some reason, I seem to be constantly bugged, irritated or mad about something.  

Poor Brandon. 

I won't go into all the details, as there are countless things and I don't want everyone to know what I'm getting mad about (super embarrassing). Even the things I used to let go... are driving me nuts! 

I was exercising at the gym last week enjoying the feeling of my muscles ache when a woman sat down on the machine next to me. Before starting to lift weights she said to me, "You really need to be wiping down the machines after you use them." Now let me add, she said that is a condescending way with a look of "you're an idiot" on her face. Am I exaggerating? Ok, maybe a little but that's exactly how I heard and saw it, and she really was rude about it. I looked at her and didn't say a word but instead thought of what a moron she was. After finishing with my machine I got up and started using another one without wiping it down. I'm not sure why I did that (feeling a little defiant I suppose), but I did and once she realized I hadn't wiped that machine down either, she about had a heart attack and practically yelled over to me, "Um you didn't wipe that machine off either lady! You better wipe your machine off now." To avoid making a scene, I left my weights and cleaned off both machines. From that moment on it PAINED me to wipe off each machine I used. I felt as if she had won and no one likes to be a loser. NOTE: I never wipe down the machines because I truly believe it is a waste of time. PS lady, you're at the gym. People sweat here and it smells. Go home and take a shower. 

Each time I thought of this small incident throughout the day, I fumed. I kept telling myself I did the right thing (minus not cleaning the machine down the first time she asked), but I couldn't help thinking of all the nasty things I should have said to her. Why did I let that bother me so much? Because I'm pregnant. I'm sure had I not been pregnant I would have apologized profusely and cleaned down whatever she wanted. 

This is only one example of many in my life lately. Nothing serious but that doesn't seem to matter to me. I wish I could stop things from bugging me, but it seems impossible. Last night I tossed and turned over something that had been on my mind that shouldn't have been a big deal, but felt like a huge obstacle

Please tell me I'm not the only one! Am I going crazy or is the semi normal? I don't remember it being this bad with my last pregnancy. I'd love to hear your crazy pregnancy stories if you have any to share! 

Seriously, please tell me.

PS... This picture was taking when I was 7 months pregnant with the boys, and I included it because I'm extremely grateful to my sweet husband for being understanding, patient, forgiving, and ever so loving. He is so good to me. I adore him (he may not feel the same way about me right now because I've turned into some crazy person but maybe in 7 months he will again).    :) 


  1. haha....oooohhhhh man!! when i was prego and at the gym, i used to go to this class. me and my friend would sit in the back and talk the whole time, yet we were still participating and doing everything we were supposed to. PS who says you can't talk in a gym class anyways?? but there was this woman at the front of the class that turned around to us and said, "can you please stop talking. it is distracting!". of course, very rudely. i didn't say anything, but all i could think was you idiot! how is my talking distracting to you??!!!? the teacher barely talks and she shows us how to do everything anyways. can you not understand what she is doing and it has to be silent for you to get it?? MORON!! i saw her every MWF in this class and every time she would whisper to her friend, i would loudly say SSSSHHHHHH!!! but you know me, i love to stir the pot!
    but you are not the only one. i get really mean to ben, and i think it is because i know i can and i know he is trying really hard not to be mean since i am pregnant. who can blame you, you are being a beast because you are making a child, and that is really hard! ;)

  2. I'm crazy too, but I don't do the right thing, I yell and tell those people what's up. I'm too the point where this may be my last because I don't want to ever put my kids through another pregnancy. Your not the only one. This post made me laugh because I am going through it too. :)

  3. First, what you are experiencing is not "semi-normal" it's NORMAL! I remember being exactly the same way. Know one thing~ it will pass. It will likely be replaced with some other discomfort, for pregnancy is never without its burdens, but at least you will be mostly nice again. Also, remember, this is one way that Brandon can sacrifice. Men really don't have to do that much to get a new baby here, but being patient and understanding is something they can do. There's a book by Linda Eyre titled "I Didn't Plan to Be a Witch". She's the mother of 9 children and she shares times in their life when she has transformed from nice, patient, mother or wife, to wicked witch. It's actually funny when you look back on it, but doesn't feel so funny at the time. Especially when you're wondering where the old, happy you went. Anyway, hang in there! This is all so that a new person can obtain a body, have his or her turn on earth, and touch countless lives. For some reason, in the big scheme of things, the moms have to pay the biggest price in the beginning so that all that can happen. I love you! I'm cheering for you!!

  4. P.S. LOVED your honesty, by the way :o)

  5. I can't remember a specific story, but I'm sure I was mean and easily irritated by my husband. I do remember wishing I felt normal and back to the old me all the time. I'm pretty sure I would have snapped at the gym lady without being pregnant. Way to be the bigger person even though you didn't feel like it :)

  6. I cannot relate at all. I was a complete angel throughout all of my pregnancies. Just ask David... he will agree 100%. ;)

  7. Catie's comment cracks me up. I am already an emotional eater and become even more so when I'm pregnant (hence the insane weight gain). That's kinda my thang. I guess being sassy is yours ;) I like this side of you!

  8. Chris and Heidi (my sister who is living with us) definitely had to deal with irritable Hanna early on. They can probably relate to what Brandon is going through ;)
    In more current news, I LITERALLY cried over spilt milk a few nights ago. I think it's about time for baby RJ to get here already :)

    1. In fact I just blogged about it ;)

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