Pregnancy does some WEIRD things to your hormones. If you've ever been pregnant, you know what I'm talking about. One minute I'll be hunky dory and everything will be wonderful and happy, and then the next minute I'm crying on the phone with my oldest brother quitting my job. Here are a few stories that should make you giggle a little at the irrationality of it all.
CARLS JR. STORY: When I was pregnant with Asher, Jordon and I were on our way to see "A Christmas Carol". We were in a hurry. I suddenly NEEDED a HUGE drink of water. We stopped at Carls Jr. There were 3 cars in front of us, and they each took FOREVER. So by the time it was our turn I was already on edge a bit. We ordered a large water. When we got to the window they said it was $3. I was flabbergasted! $3 for a water? I freaked out and kind of yelled at the guy through Jordon and said "$3? Give ME A FREAKING LEMONADE" Jordon was embarrassed. Hehe. Again, pregnancy does weird things to you.
BLOWING UP AT THE IN-LAWS: The title kind of speaks for itself right? This was when I was pregnant with Chloe. I had spent a couple of days cleaning, organizing, and going through my in-laws stuff to see what they should throw away, etc....kind of a spring cleaning if you will. After a long day and deciding to throw away this HUGE bag of bionicles? I think that's what they are called. One of my in-laws starts to argue that he might need them some day....but I had already discussed with the mother-in-law that it was okay to give them to DI. When he started fighting me on it, I FREAKED OUT! I don't even know what I said. I think I said something like "I'M DONE, I CAN'T Do This Anymore"....I stormed out and went on a LONG walk. This actually happened the day before I graduated from BYU with my Masters in Vocal Performance :) heheh.
QUITTING JOB STORY: Around the time that Chloe was born, I started a small job. It usually brought in anywhere from $100-$500 per month. I was managing apartments in NYC for my brother Brennon on a site called Airbnb...(if you've never used Airbnb to travel, you should, it's way cheaper and better than a hotel). Anywho, for some reason, this job brought a whole slew of crazy stress along with it. The toilet is broken, people complaining that the apartment's not clean enough, people can't get the key, people can't open the door, people lock themselves out of the apartment. Here I am in Utah trying to solve all of these ridiculous problems. I can't believe I didn't quit sooner, but I was supposed to be done with this job by the end of this month (May). Yesterday, a problem arose that I was not ready to handle in my pregnant state. A guy was complaining about his stay and that the bedroom and bathroom doors wouldn't close properly. I offered him $30 as a sorry. He wanted $250. So here I am trying to be nice to this guy by offering a little reimbursement and now he's turning around and asking for a WHOLE lot more. This usually gets me in trouble with my brother because it's his money. When my bro called me, I knew it was going to get messy. Right when he said "He wouldn't have asked for this much money if you didn't offer anything in the first place"....I started to cry, I blew up and said "I thought you knew I hated this job" etc. etc. etc.... Right then and there, Brennon said he'd take over, so I quit my job 2 weeks early....all because my pregnancy hormones are CRAZY!!!
As I was writing these stories, I realized that they all happened about a month or so before the baby was due. So I guess the moral of the story is...don't come near me around that time....JK. I guess these are just some funny things from my past that have happened, I'm glad they are over, and I'm glad I had pregnancy to blame them on ;) I love my kids. I'm so blessed to have them! Even if it meant being an ornery cuss while they were in my tummy. If you have any of your own crazy blow-ups during pregnancy, I'd love to hear them so I know I'm not alone ;)