Monday, May 21, 2012

Signs that I am NOT pregnant

Disclaimer: Dad aka P. Diddy, I know you have been a loyal reader of my blog and I very much appreciate that. However, this may be one of the posts you want to skip. Oh and that goes for my male readers as well. I promise, it's not graphic but if you're anything like LoLo, the mere mention of "woman problems" is enough to send you running for the hills.

I am not one of those women who could go 8 or 9 months without knowing I was pregnant. I know TLC says there are women out there who can, but I am definitely not one of them. My body gives me a friendly little reminder every month that I am not pregnant, and I'm not talking about Aunt Flo. I'm talking about the week before everyone's favorite Aunt shows up to the party.

Every month there is a week full of snappy remarks, tears at the drop of a hat (that also dry up faster than they can make it down my face), and flashes of anger.

Tonight I went from being upset with LoLo (and proceeding to yell loudly disagree) about the "tone" he took with me to telling him I wanted to cuddle in a matter of mere minutes.

My family who is reading this right now is probably thinking, "Ummm Erin, you're like that everyday" and they would be sort of right. I have a really quick temper and I am really quick to turn back into lovey-dovey Erin too as if nothing happened. But unfortunately, during the pre-Aunty week, everything is amplified. 

I am well aware of this fact and really do try my hardest to keep the attitude in check. But sometimes it's something I just can't help. When my body is aching and my head is pounding, it's hard not to snap at people and feel irritable.

So if you are one of those unfortunate people who actually has to interact with me during this time, I apologize in advance. And if you are LoLo, this might be a good week to hide in the cave man and play video games. I might even be giving you permission.


Katie Price said...

Umm.. if you can call it while it's happening, you are a step further than me! Every month I swear I'm going crazy & the world is falling apart. And then a week later aunt flo comes around & I shake my head & go, 'Oooh, that makes sense.' But during the time I'm crazy? No way, no how is it because I'm PMSing.

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I love the title.
and I love that you might be? a little short-tempered. trust me, I'm right there with ya. oh man am I ever.

Karla said...

Guiltyyyyy!! I am so quick to react.. on a regular basis.. now can you imagine the week before oh and for me the week of!! Last week I nearly KILLED my husband when he said “im sure that’s just period girl talk”
What the who the!!! Hahah