Well from having a really lovely 2nd trimester, feeling fantastic, lots of energies and lots of smiles; I have now hit the 3rd trimester with a bump!! Suddenly becoming very tired, having emotional mood swings, finding my dd's tantrums too much to handle and feeling guilty that I am not coping! (Phew, it feels better just to write that all down.)
I know I need to look after myself better to try and keep check on my emotional outbursts but it is not always possible when you have a little one already, still lots to do on the house and not many friends close by to share that cuppa and a chat! All my dear friends live miles away; usually not a problem when I don't get so warn out from driving around.
Each morning for the past week I am waking up thinking "right, I really need to keep calm today and just get through the day" but then my little one will have a major meltdown and I end up being reduced to tears. Feeling guilty that my emotional outbursts are having an effort on my DD learning how to deal with her emotions.
I have suffered from depression in the past, 10 years ago, and also suffered with PND a year after my DD was born. I had counselling when I came off the tablets, last year, and definitely helped. I think that it is my answer! I need to contact my counsellor again to help me get through these last weeks.
How does everyone else handle the hormonal mood swings?