Things That Have Made Me Cry Since Becoming a Mom: EVERYTHING.Lauren Hartmann
I’ve always been a fairly emotional person. I can get worked up over things sometimes and it’s not terribly uncommon for me to cry when I’m sad or frustrated, but I wouldn’t say I’m over the top or anything and there are definitely plenty of people out there who are far more emotional than me.
But … ever since I became a mom, I feel like I cry over EVERYTHING.
In the early days I attributed this extra emotionality to the fact that I had some seriously cray postpartum hormones, so obviously that was it…or was it? Well, now I have a 13 month old and I’m realizing that this is basically just the new normal.
It’s not always sad things that make me cry. Sometimes happy things make me cry, which rarely/almost never happened B.K. (Before Kids). Usually it’s a result of some form of media.
Here are a few things that have made me cry recently:
*This YouTube video
*This one, too
*Watching Downton Abbey. But that was obviously justifiable.
*This blog post by Natalie Holbrook on the end of breastfeeding.
*Seeing Fern climb down from the couch for the first time.
*This 13-year-old’s “newborn” photo shoot
Like I said … basically everything makes me cry these days. Am I the only one who has been turned soft by motherhood? What the heck?!