Monday, March 21, 2011

It Might Be A Long Four Months

Dear Blog Readers,

I come before you today with a serious question.

At some point during pregnancy - around the 20 week mark to be specific - do you wake up one day and discover you're ornery and on edge?  And even though you fully recognize that you are snapping at everyone around you, you can't seem to stop?

Please say yes.  I think people are more patient when they know it's pregnancy related.  In fact, my sister Heather laughs at me a lot and her husband told me that the word ornery is an understatement.

I'm probably going to have to lock myself in my bedroom, and only come out for chocolate chip cookies.

Love,

Noelle

12 comments:

Amy said...

I'm gonna go ahead and pretend that it took 20 whole weeks for that to happen to me. But I will be pretending.

Venassa said...

I'm like that normally a lot of the time lol. So I hope pregnancy doesn't make it worse.
Hopefully you don't bug someone too much with your snapping.

TortugaRachel said...

Um...I'm with Amy, 20 weeks... wow... Jason's lucky. I think Hubby noticed my crabbiness right outta the gate. Yes, people are generally more patient with you when you're pregnant though, they know it's mostly due to hormones and beyond your control.

Menopause makes you do it again, fair warning, only with menopause, you don't care anymore, haha!

My Big Secret Blog said...

The beauty of it is that all of these people still love you and always will.

-stephanie- said...

My MIL heard words come out of my crabby mouth that no MIL should hear. I had to apologize over and over. Hormones are crazy!
My hormones were worse while pregnant than through menopause, but as TortugaRachel said, maybe it's just that I don't care anymore. HA!

Michelle said...

Oh dear cousin, my kids just roll their eyes at me a lot. Then they just look at each other and say soon this will end!

Dazee Dreamer said...

You deserve to be onery. And for the love of pete, keep those chocolate chip cookies in big supplies. tell you family members that you need fresh homemade ones daily. :)

Janae said...

I asked Dan at what point I became ornery. He said today. LOL But really, I think around 20 weeks, I still wasn't feeling good and it took me until about month 6 to start feeling decent again. I had a good month and a half, two months, and now, with a month left to go, I'm noticing that I'm very ornery and emotional and right back where I started with morning sickness. I'm way more ornery now that I have been through the whole pregnancy and I can't seem to help it. So, um... I don't know what to say except that be glad you have an understanding husband. :) My sister's mantra to me the entire time was, "Yes that's normal, and it's just going to get worse." LOL I know that's not hopeful, but sadly, it's turned out to be oh so true. Hang in there!

Kim and Company said...

I'm also with Amy. I think the ornery stage kicked in the moment I became pregnant and didn't stop. The key is to have a really patient hubby, who will get you the food you want. Tell Jason I said the only answer he needs to give you for the next few months is, "YES!" There should be no other word that comes out of his mouth first. His life will be MUCH easier. Sadly, every woman who has been pregnant will just find you funny and chuckle.

Bossy Betty said...

I still act this way and I'm not pregnant.

However, OF COURSE you can act ornery! You are, in fact, acting ornery for two!

Shan said...

Yes! And it will come and go. Didn't happen much with my first two, but this last one? Oh my. If I wasn't having to apologize, chances are good my tongue was bleeding.

jayayceeblog said...

Yes, the orneriness begins during pregnancy. My kids are now in their 30s and I'm still ornery. I do like your idea of staying in the bedroom eating chocolate chip cookies. I used to threaten my family that I was going to check into an insane asylum and order books by mail. Thank God for amazon.com, but I'm still looking for the right asylum. =D