Emotional RollercoasterLauren Hartmann
I’m not sure why I’m extra emotional (aside from the obvious pregnancy hormones) – it’s not like there’s been anything abnormally upsetting or stressful going on in my life. I think maybe it’s just a little bit of reality setting in. The realization being: Whoa. We’re going to be having an actual real-life human being to take care of and life is never going to be the same again.
Reading this, you might be thinking, “Ummm…duh.” I know, I know. It seems super obvious and really it is, but there’s something about it that just hasn’t seemed all that “real” until just recently.
Read more about my emotional rollercoaster after the jump!
If any of you are married or have had a baby already you’ll probably understand what I’m saying. Even though you prepare ahead of time for it you can never really be fully prepared for the life changes that your new situation will bring until you’re actually there and in the thick of it.
Before my husband Craig and I got married, I thought I was so prepared. I’d read marriage books, we did pre-engagement counseling (yes…counseling even before getting engaged) and went away on an engagement retreat. We talked about all of our core values and expectations and had all of our bases covered. BUT, actually being married was completely different than what I had imagined. Living with someone for the first time brought new challenges and was much harder than I’d anticipated. Even though my marriage is the best thing in my life, it doesn’t mean it’s not hard. Getting married changed my life forever and I’m sure that having a baby will do the same and then some.
I know that most of the changes will be good and I’m sure I’ll never regret it, but it’s still scary and emotional and I’ve definitely dissolved into a weepy mess over it at least three times in the past weekend. Lucky for me, my husband has been super nurturing about it, but I feel like such a crazy!
Is this common?
Did you have a moment where you thought, “Holy crap! I’m having a baby!”
Or am I the only crazy emotional one about this?