Friday, December 17, 2010

Hormone Insanity

I thought that pregnancy hormones were crazy.

But no one warned me that postpartum hormones would be five thousand times worse.

Seriously.

How long will it last? Because, honestly, things are getting a bit ridiculous.

On a normal basis, I am a very sentimental person. I like memories and traditions. I’m fairly reflective on my life. And it doesn’t take too much to tug at my heart strings.

But the other day, I pulled out all the stops.

I was in the kitchen making some lunch with baby girl playing in her bouncy seat.

I had a Taylor Swift playlist belting out on my laptop.

(first mistake – teenage angst at its finest + hormonal woman = messy combination).

Her new song “Never Grow Up” came on.

Then I found myself, ahem, crying in my kitchen.

A the next thing I knew, I had scooped up my little girl, was dancing around the kitchen with her in my arms, tears rolling down my cheeks, listening to Taylor belting out ….“Remember the sound when your Daddy gets home, remember the footsteps, remember the words said….”

Wow. I can’t even believe I’m admitting this. My lameness is surprising – even to me.

Please tell me it’s just the hormones?

18 comments:

SnoWhite said...

I had no idea about postpartum hormones! I probably would have cried too.

Gwen said...

It's not postpartum hormones...it's Mommy hormones. They never go away!!! I'll sit here at my desk listening to the iPod and Cinderella or Mama's Song will come on and I'll be reduced to a sobbing fool. Good luck Mommy!!! Here's to many more dancing crying times. :) XOXO

Jess said...

For me it takes about nine months to stop feeling like a sobby mess.

Ashley said...

Thanks for posting the song, I hadn't heard it yet and it is great!! I don't think it's hormones, I think it is the reality that we are adults now and things that are soo important to us aren't material anymore.

Jaclyn_Rose said...

Totally hormones!!

Kar said...

I'm listening to the song now (first time) *tear*.
Honestly- It's being a Mommy... not hormones- at least that's what I think. For example
Lil' K was a flower girl 6 times- I bawled my eyes out when she walked down the isle for every one of those weddings (inclduing ours) I think people thought I was crying for the bride- :)

Erica said...

Ah! I agree completely, I was completely unprepared for the postpartum craziness. My thoughts (from my one experience) was that it gets a tad better after you're done breast-feeding. We had to stop at about 6 months and I feel like I got a little more control over my emotions at that point. Who knows though!

Caiti said...

Hi. I am new to your blog but i wanted to say I really like it. I also wanted to say just reading this post made me tear up too! And I definitely haven't just had a baby and heaven help me if my husband and I are pregnant! I am hoping its regular hormones plus the holidays. I think the holidays make hormones that much more crazy!

Katie said...

ZOMG did you see my tweet about this song a few weeks ago??? I WAS SOBBING IN THE CAR!!!!!

hahaha.

Its crazyness.

But yea, honestly the "CRAZY" hormones died down for me after the first 3 months. I think with nursing they stick around longer. But I do think I'm "better". Although, I still cry more than I used too!

Holly said...

I think I agree with the "it's because your a mama now" camp. But who knows, hormones can certainly wreak havoc.

Jessica said...

I love that song!
I first heard it in my car and bawled my eyes out at a red light. I wish I had hormones to blame it on but I just cry so easy about everything. I'm sure pregnancy hormones or postpartum hormones will be scary for my hubby if we ever have kids LOL.

This Texas Momma said...

Maybe a little, but believe me EVERYTHING tugs at the heart more and it doesn't help that they grow up to fast. I probably would have cried too.

Tricia's Tellings said...

i have already bawled to it in the car while driving listening to that song...and my little one isn't even here yet, so yes you're allowed and it's okay!!!

Jackie said...

I am totally with Gwen--it's called being a mommy. Maybe a tad bit hormones--but mostly being a Mommy.

For the record, I had a very similar moment with Peanut and a Carrie Underwood song. ;)

Meg said...

Naw. You're just lame.


Seriously, it is momma hormones. I have to remind myself to breath through the emotional stuff, and stop to enjoy the good because I cry through both.

Laura said...

Oh, goodness, I can picture this. And really? 5,000 times worse? :( :( Great. Although I did read this warning recently in a book...perhaps What to Expect? I don't remember, but I remember thinking, oh, great...

abi said...

No idea about the postpartum hormones (yet) but I do really like that song - sappy or not.

Gina said...

I cried at something ridiculous the other day and now I can't remember what.

That may or may not be because I cry at stupid stuff all.the.time.