Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's the PEE.EM.TEE



 I wrote this post one month ago, almost to the day. Since then I have started exercising, eating well (sometimes*) and attempting to be a more present parent. I've felt less anxious about the state of my home, enjoyed some stunning time with my children and indulged in a few other victories.

Yet somehow, I manage to be feeling much like I described in that initial post.

It's the P.M.T, man.

Instead of crying into my G&T, I'm remembering the wise words of this amazing woman. Real emotions, magnified. 


Okay, okay, so i'm still crying into my G&T.



Does P.M.T turn you into a blubbering mess? Go on, tell me EXACTLY what it does to you.
 It makes me puffy, teary and totally c.r.a.z.y.



*yesterday I had hot chips for lunch and pizza for dinner. Tonight, I'm feasting on cadbury.

26 comments:

  1. The beauty of doing the right thing is that at least you don't have guilt hanging over you as well as P.M.T!!

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    1. yes, except for the consequence pimples... from all the chocolate!! ;)

      xo em

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  2. Sulky, sullen and highly self-hypocrital PLUS i swear like a sailor (mostly in my head now).

    And dude, I lived off the cadbury creations jelly bean choc when the cook was in Milan for a few weeks. It's totally a food group ;)

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  3. Angry, teary, bloated tots crazy love xx

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    1. i'm right there with you on all fronts.

      xo em

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  4. I feel like since having Baby C, my PMT is INSANE!
    I get so emotional and I just cannot cope with the smallest change in routine.
    If anything goes wrong I break down.
    Cue crazy crying.

    I too blogged about it.
    http://motherdownunder.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/post-pregnancy-pms.html

    I find that listening on Damien Rice on repeat helps somewhat.

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    1. yep, so much worse post babies.

      and Damien Rice- AWESOME.

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  5. I am an emotional train wreck. I think we must be in sync.

    I just ate a whole packet of Paddy's arnott's kingston biscuits. (And I don't even like kingstons).

    And the tears... oh the tears. Big ole river over here.

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    1. tooot toootttttt. chugga chugga toot tooottttttt.

      eating a block of chocolate as we speak.


      xo em

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  6. Real emotions, magnified. Oh, yes, love that! The older I get, the worse it gets (I don't have kids, or a husband to exacerbate things, either!) I sometimes get teary, but more often than not I get really really angry. I get to the point where I want to slap someone, anyone! It's nice to know I'm not the only one!

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    1. ooh the range. SAME. like a fierce rage... kind of like an animal rage... oh... maybe i'm not normal...

      ahaha

      xo em

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  7. A couple O' weeks ago just after we arrived here in Noosa Heads, baby George (1 yr old) fell from his clip-on highchair onto the tiles and landed on his head. I was not a calm parent, like a parent should be in a situation like that...i had a psycho and couldn't breathe, I was scared, mad, upset and beside myself...I literally couldn't breathe properly...I think I majorly overreacted and ordered my husband to take us to the nearest hospital, which we did. George was OK after everything, just a little shook up and prob a tad of concussion. However...I was told to calm down at the hospital by several different nurses, which I insisted I wouldn't and carried on blubbering like a blubbering ball of tears/madness and hormones. I admit, It was scary and I was very anxious for my George as I should be, but the anger towards my hubby, wanting to literally Punch him in the face (because he didn't strap George into his highchair) and crying like a tiny baby...infront of a whole huge audience in A & E, etc...I think my hormones had a big part to do with it. Oh, and I also dig into the sweeties big-time. I made a 'coffee fudge slice' the other day and I ate almost the whole lot...my excuse was that it came out of the tin messy and didn't look very edible and nice...to me, Yes! All that butter/sweetened condensed milk/syrupy goodenss...Gah!! Do you take a contraceptive Pill? Ive heard some of those can wreek havoc on hormones/moods.
    x

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  8. i cry to strangers....today at the salvos the cute old lady behind the counter told me that a lot of the " old handworked linen gets tossed. nobody would want it". i teared up...then saw her hand reaching out to touch me....my head is telling her oh no please dont touch me....you guessed it...she patted me & said "oh honey its not so bad".....im redfaced typing this but its what i do, i cry over stuff....then there are the days i could chew through the chain on my bicycle im so cranky!
    evening primrose helps....but cadburys fruit and nut tastes better!
    Allison x

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  9. Such an awful time of the month! I get angry, irrational, snappy, not nice to be around at all. Exercise helps, as does cutting down on the coffee (so hard!). I get some help from the local health shop too. A herbal supplement called Vitex 1000 aka Bitch Pills!

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  10. Might be a little TMI but I'm about to get a Mirena IUD fitted to try and combat my craaaazy moods that hit me at THAT time of the month. Just awful being that beastie woman. and defo so much worse post kidlets.

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  11. I can't stop eating! I'm rifling through the cupboards looking for junk, thinking what's wrong with me? And then I realise what time of the month it is!

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  12. I always get emotional over like the tiniest things it blows every scenario up by a thousand! Husband knows he has to be extra sensitive and super nice to me for one week. I eat so much the week before and I crave chocolate like EVERYDAY its like all weightloss gets shot out the window!

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  13. I struggle to contain my thunderous rage over insignificant things followed by uncontrollable sobbing. Also, to add to this super fun mix I get a bit ditzy. Just yesterday I put a scoop of cat food in the washing machine instead of powder. Then I had fit of thunderous rage. Then I cried...and so on...Gah!

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  14. Oh hell yeah Em, I can almost set it by the clock. The few days before are mental. And no matter how aware of it I am, it doesn't stop me from behaving irrationally & feeling sorry for myself. Oh AND pigging out like a little porker. On the flip side, the three weeks following make me feel like I'm on top of the world. Good with the bad...and all that.
    xo

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  15. I get full of rage or low and tearful, or a great mix of both! What annoys me most is it STILL takes me by surprise, after 27 years of it! And yes it's definitely worse after the kids...we women don't have it easy, but the payoff of being a Mama is worth it for me (most of the time!). Rachel x

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  16. I get really agitated and grumpy. I always snap at the boyf. He is always far more aware of it than I am, and reminds me of the fact. I rarely get teary, but if I do, it's a killer!

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  17. Love your honesty. I am working on being a more present parent too and am loving the book The Buddhism for Mothers. By Sarah Napthali. It has some helpful insights. I am also reading any blogs (yours included) that normalise life and Motherhood. So many people present a false front and it leaves alot of us open to Motherguilt. On the PMT front, I am snappy and quick to anger. I often rant and rave about the most minor of things and the funny thing is, I can hear myself doing it, but just cannot seem to stop. Definately more emotionally on edge. I am trying really hard to be aware of when I do this and am just reminding myself to just walk away. Anon ;)

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    1. omg anon, this is EXACTLY how I feel. i can hear it, in my head i'm telling myself 'cut it out, that's not cool' but it has a life of its own...

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  18. i turn into a swinger, and not the good kind. a 1950's housewife one minute, then bam! here comes obnoxious psycho mama, swearing up a tyrade. after many, many years of having nothing (at all, PCOS), i am quite disturbed by all this. i even went looking for some kind of mood-levelling vitamin (trying blackmores PMT formula) because i'm finding it kinda hard to function like this!!

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  19. I cry at emotional adverts and Disney films that feature triumph over adversity endings! I counter balance by drinking gin and watching love actually. Then I cry for happy reasons as I love the film and it's all out of my system.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em