Alison - posted on 05/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm coming up to my 36th week of my 2nd pregnancy. I'm 33. Despite the possibly stressful circumstances surrounding me at the moment -- gestational diabetes (insulin, blood tests, diet restrictions etc.), kitchen renovation for the last 3 wks (so no kitchen & the house is a mess because of it), a 4.5 yr old who's not taken to the upheaval in the house too well and has been a bit demanding and moody herself, and me generally feeling increasingly uncomfortable and tired, I can't help up feel that I'm experiencing some sort of pregnancy induced emotional mood swings. Unfortunately I'm having angry outbursts at my daughter, which warranted or not, I'm disturbed that I'm finding I have zero control over my temper right now. And it's happening almost on a daily basis at the moment. I don't know if she's become more difficult than usual lately or that I've got a much lower threshold of tolerance than I usually do. Maybe it's both. This in itself is making me feel particularly depressed. I don't want to permanently scar her or something.
Has anyone experienced such irritability and moodiness in late pregnancy like this? And how did you deal with it?