I've always been quite an emotional person as it is, even before becoming pregnant. I've been known to cry at random things, often with no warning, so adding pregnancy hormones into the mix was always going to be interesting! I thought it would be funny and entertaining to share just some things that have made me cry so far whilst being pregnant. I've been compiling this list for months!
When I saw baby on screen at my 12 week scan. And at my emergency 16 week scan. And at my 20 week scan... you get the point!
The first scan was an incredibly emotional moment, especially as I had my mum there with me (unfortunately, B couldn't come - for more details read this post!) It was such a lovely moment for my mum and I to share, and it was just very surreal to see an actual baby moving around in there! For the early days of pregnancy (in fact, I felt this up until the scan), it almost doesn't feel real because you don't have a bump, you can't feel any movements and typically you don't really tell anyone! Every single scan since then has been just as amazing and emotional. Although growth scans are scary, it's been so wonderful being able to see baby regularly! It actually shocks me a little bit that, in a 'normal' pregnancy here in the UK, your final scan is at 20 weeks.
Had a little cry about how proud I am of my body for growing an actual human.
After my first scan at 13 weeks, when I got home and showed B the scan photos, I just felt so proud of myself and my body. I'd gone YEARS hating my body and my mindset just immediately changed.
Someone in the queue ahead of me at Starbucks paid for my hot chocolate.
I've seen things like this happen online, but I didn't think it actually happened! I'd had a long, stressful day (hence why I stopped for a Starbucks on my way home) and this just set me off. I rang B to tell him and just cried in the car.
I rewatched our proposal video.
B actually filmed our proposal (which I haven't actually shared anywhere, but I did write a post on it here!) Watching it back just makes me feel so emotional and excited about spending the rest of our lives together with our little baby - oh god, now I'm crying again!
A bird flew in front of my car and I accidentally hit it.
Again, I rang B in hysterics and told him something terrible had happened (which, obviously, wasn't the right thing to say). When I told him what had happened, he just laughed at me, but I was absolutely distraught, worrying about the poor bird's family.
I rewatched the video from Christmas Day when we told my mum, dad, sister and her fiancé that we were having a baby.
Another moment that we filmed for our own memories (but I did share a snippet in this Reel!). Such an emotional, magical moment that will stay with me forever! It was easily the best Christmas Day we've ever had, and watching the video and remembering that feeling just makes me well up instantly.
One of the children in my class wrote me a really sweet note thanking me for teaching her.
I'm one of those sentimental teachers that keeps heartfelt letters and drawings children have made for me! They're stored in a big box in my classroom cupboard - great for getting out and reading when you've had a rubbish day.
We were driving past fields of horses and sheep on the motorway whilst it was raining, and I got sad that they were getting wet.
B looked at me whilst he was driving and realised I was crying. When he asked what was wrong, I mumbled that I was worried about the animals getting wet and being cold. He looked at me like I was insane!
I walked into baby's nursery.
I literally just walked in the other day to put some bits away and burst into tears thinking about the fact that she'd be here soon!
Because I was too hot.
The heatwave we’re currently having in the UK is lovely, but brutal. Sleeping at night is already uncomfortable as it is, without upping the temperature! I’ve definitely cried a good few times about being “too bloody hot” and not being able to cool myself down! Investing in a fan (and by investing, I mean it was £20 from B&M) has been wonderful.
When I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
I mean, I think this one is a valid reason to cry! I just felt (and still feel!) so overwhelmed, panicked, terrified and worried about the effects this would have on the rest of my pregnancy and baby's health.
My cat wouldn't come near me.
Nora (our little black cat) has been extra cuddly with me since I became pregnant, but then one day she just wouldn't come near me! To say I was heartbroken is an understatement.
I realised I'd run out of my GD-friendly ice cream.
If you're reading this and you've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I urge you to go out, get in the car and drive to your nearest Tesco/Morrisons in search of Oppo ice-cream. According to the GDUK Facebook group (which, I'm warning you, is both a blessing and curse to read!), Oppo ice-cream is hailed as the perfect pick-me-up for any fellow GD mums, as it's low sugar, low carb and high fat. It's become my evening treat and something that I genuinely look forward to every day! However, because I eat some every night, eventually it runs out. I'm usually good at remembering to always have reserves (what can I say? I have a problem) but one day I ran out. I excitedly opened the freezer to find... frozen chips and a bag of ice cubes that's been there since we moved in. I (obviously) reacted in the most sensible way I could at that moment... I cried. Then I immediately got in the car (still crying - which I would not recommend if you want to be able to see where you're driving!) and went to a 24 hour Tesco to get 'the goods'. Calm was restored in our household once more as I sobbed into my ice-cream.
If you're currently pregnant, have been pregnant or are just as much of an emotional wreck as I am, tell me the most ridiculous/irrational thing you've ever cried about and help me feel less insane.