Balanced Hormones

Crazy hormones and resulting mood swings were something I was worried about before getting pregnant. I think my brothers joked about how they should all steer clear of me. My worry came from everything you hear about the ups and downs, sometimes irrational anger and emotion.

Not pregnant, I am a fairly emotional person. I am one of those that cries during commercials. I cry when any one wins something or accomplishes something great, even though I don’t even know them. Bar mitzvah or wedding speeches kill me. I also can get irritated quickly and my patience can run thin especially at work. I have been known to raise my voice at times. I’m not proud of it, but it is what it is.

So I was worried that being pregnant would make it even worse. The strange thing is that I think the opposite has happened. I actually think the pregnancy has leveled off my hormones. I have been strangely calm…no mood swings. Things that I thought would set off the tears, have not. It’s weird. I know there is still a ways to go, but so far, so good.

This past week has been particularly stressful at work as well as with potentially buying a new home. Besides being visibly exhausted (definite bags under the eyes), I’ve maintained my cool. I think the only time I got visibly pissed off is when I was somewhere for dinner and there was hardly anything I can eat. Lack of food options is the only thing that can set me off!

So as long as you guys all keep me fed then you have nothing to worry about 🙂

Some people have been asking for a belly pic, so here’s one from this past week at 18 weeks 3 days.

18 weeks

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