I feel like they should have some sort of support group for pregnant mamas. I’d walk in and start with something like, “Hi, my name is Blakely and I experience mood swings.” I think the worst part one of the frustrating aspects is that I’m generally aware that I’m experiencing a mood swing and being irrational, but there’s really nothing I can do to stop it. Generally, my poor husband is on the receiving end when my mood ‘swings’ from good to bad (or bad to worse as the case may be) in a split second. I try to bite my tongue sometimes, and just let it slide, because, again, I realize I’m being irrational, but it’s a strong force, one that I just can’t control sometimes.
In general, if I’m in a bad mood, I eat chocolate. I realize that studies have shown that sweets don’t actually elevate mood, they actually just cause a high followed by a crash, but my life isn’t a study and it works for me. BUT, if you can believe this, I just haven’t felt like eating many sweets for the last few weeks. A couple days after we found out, my husband offered me a cookie, which I turned down, and it was then that he finally realized, “Whoa!! You really are pregnant!!” So the old chocolate/candy/cookie standby isn’t effective right now.
Alas, I apologize in advance to my husband, and anyone else who might be affected, for my changing moods.