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20 weeks: hissy fit time

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I have always been a bit of a drama Queen, though it has definitely improved with time, so I was prepared to be really out there once pregnant, totally emotional and irrational and unreasonable.  I’d heard all the stories from women who were normally level-headed that had turned into all the aforementioned things once pregnant.  Surprisingly, pregnancy has been nothing like what I expected.  I waited for the nausea and vomiting.  It never happened.  I waited for the tears and screaming, and they never came.  Happy, healthy, and solid, that’s me.

Until yesterday.

It was a long, tiring day.  Getting up early for church, cooking sticky sesame chicken legs for lunch, getting ready for our garage sale which is coming up way too soon, meeting Momma Donna to look at baby furniture, becoming overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude when she bought an entire set for us (my first case of emotional tears since becoming pregnant!), hauling it home, helping Dennis unload it, our evening church service, then snapping photos for this post before we lost our sunlight (my camera doesn’t take good indoor pictures and the flash washes everything out if I use it).  I felt drained as I looked at the pictures, and when I saw that in every single one my shirt was bunched up, creating a line along my lower belly, I lost it.  Like way lost it.  I turned into the pregnant woman from hell.

See, it looks like I have a belly button or a pointy baby foot poking out of my belly!

I screamed and yelled and made Dennis feel like the only worse thing he could have done besides not tell me that my shirt was unattractively bunched in all the pictures was kill our baby.  We went back outside to try again, but I was so mad I could not smile for the pictures.  I got mad all over again, realizing I’d eaten my lipstick off and forgotten to put my earrings back in.  I knew I was being ridiculous for being so angry about these superficial things, and hating myself for it made me even angrier.

Thankfully Dennis handled it well and I hope every pregnant woman has a partner as understanding as mine because otherwise, pregnancy might turn into the number one reason for divorce.

The yin to my yang, my laid-back wonderful fella. Still looking pretty trim at 20 weeks. :)

So we survived hissy fit number one, and I will do my best not to have another one until possibly childbirth, in which all bets are off.  I will hissy fit it up if it helps me get the baby out without killing someone!  In the meantime, please pray for my husband! lol

I’m such a dork. Somebody save me from myself.

And I just wanted to point out I’m half way through my pregnancy now! Wow, time is flying. I’m so glad we’re getting stuff out of here (garage sale-ing it up this weekend) to make room for Joshua, and already have his furniture to put in the room once it’s emptied.  *totally crazy amazing*  I’m ready to get my nesting on, even if it is a little early. :)  If you live in Wichita, I hope you’ll stop by if just to say hi! Email me for my address: vraklis (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Your “hell hath no fury” picture made me choke on my coffee. At least you have a sense of humor about all of it. :)

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  2. You’re so cute – and after that long, busy day, I’m not surprised that you went a little bonkers. Perfectly acceptable.
    Lillian

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  3. Momma Donna sounds like such an angel. You crack me up. Devil woman to Travolta woman in one fell swoop! :) Hang in there. (Sending good thoughts to Dennis…LOL)!

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    • She really is – I just thank God for her. It’s interesting b/c we’re each filling a void in each other’s lives – due to family drama she has been cut off from her grandchildren so she has become my surrogate mother and Joshua her surrogate grandchild. So cool how God answers prayers – sometimes not at all like you’d expect but always so awesome.

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  4. Glad to know you normal and one of us now! I remember having a screaming fit like this over some wall paper in our daughters room (the stripes did not match) like she would know!

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    • LOL, that’s something that would really irritate me under normal circumstances, but yesterday I would have burned the house down if we’d mis-hung wallpaper. ha!

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  5. I think you’ve done amazing Veronica, and everyone is entitled to one or two hissy fits during pregnancy. I remember having one when I was getting ready to go to church and not one pair of shoes fit because my feet were so swollen. You look great and I’m so happy to see you so happy!!

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    • At least you were mad at your feet, not a person! lol. I’ve noticed my feet have already “grown” at least half a size so I’ll probably be going through that soon too.

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  6. Congrats on the pregnancy. Not sure how this post got to me but it was a shocker. :)

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  7. Janice Spillane

    You are so funny!! I didn’t even notice the wrinkle in your shirt. Had to go back and look at the pictures again! lol Glad you are having so much fun and that you have such a wonderful hubby!

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  8. Yay on the new furniture! (go Momma Donna!) And I totally had a break down during one of our little pregnancy photo shoots if you remember . . . hee hee. So I can relate. =)

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    • I think I do recall you freaking out that the photos weren’t turning out right – lol. Poor Adam and Dennis. But Adam survived so hopefully Dennis will make it through with his head still attached too. ;)

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  9. You look beautiful – half way there! And I am so glad you have Momma Donna in your life – you are blessed! :D

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  10. Too funny and real. Been there, done that. Yep, a good hubby makes all the difference! You are awesome. Love all the pictures. And I never would have noticed the belly button.

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  11. I hope my little love package will put a smile on that pretty face!!

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  12. Wow V your staying alive pic cracks me up. I’m glad about your furniture and want to see pics once you start getting it together! Is it a standard size crib? I have a tutorial to sew your own crib sheets.

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  13. I totally understand your hissy fit. I only remember being that way once with my first child and it wasn’t pretty either. After shaming myself I never did it again. We all do things we wish we hadn’t. All is forgiven in the end. You look great, by the way. Pregnancy agrees with you. Just keep smiling that smile.

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  14. The fire picture had me laughing! Don’t worry I have fits occasionally and I’m not pregnant…lol!! I can’t believe your halfway through! Reading your blog answered two questions that I just ask you in an email, so disregard that part :) You’re looking great V!

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    • I have to admit I’ve had similar fits like this before, but not as intense. Well, I once threw a vacuum cleaner into the bedroom door, leaving a permanent scar, because I was so mad that Dennis tracked mud into the house (lol, now our carpet is a permanent mud streak and I’ve long since stopped caring), but that was when I was in my early 20’s and still pretty volatile. I haven’t had a hissy like this in years! So ashamed. lol. I didn’t check my comments until after I replied so now you have your answers twice. haha!

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  15. Well, I normally tell you that I am praying for you and your pregnancy. While that is definitely true, I think I might have to step it up for your dear husband! ;)

    MAK is very laid back, too, but some days, he just doesn’t know what hit him. Poor guy. Thank God for clear-headed men who tell us crazies when we are being utterly ridiculous! :)

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  16. You look fantastic! Keep up the good baby-baking :)

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  17. Well I know it was probably pretty bad at the time but it sure made for an entertaining post :) I love the hell picture, hilarious. Sending lots of patience to you and to Dennis!

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  18. What a gal you are! I giggled and smiled all the way through your post…the photos are awesome! It is awesome you have managed to keep your sense of humor…and I so agree – everyone is entitled to a hissy fit now and again. And since you’d been ‘saving it all up’…it’s only right it was a big one. Hang in there! You are doing great. Thanks for sharing and being transparent with those of us who love and adore you. XO

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    • A sense of humor really can help you through so much! That’s one of the best lessons I learned growing up in my crazy messed up family. Despite all our issues, we could laugh our way through almost anything and it helped so much.

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  19. Loved your post– you look great in the pictures!! And you totally had me laughing the entire time, especially with the fire picture. :) Congrats, and glad things are going well!

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  21. Such a cute post! Hang in there!
    I live in your city, and will try to make it by to say Hi this weekend!

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  22. Well, V…I didn’t see a “pointy baby foot” in your top even after you described it. I thought you looked lovely! But, all pregnant women deserve a hissy fit every once in awhile…heck, I have ’em and I’ve NEVER been pregnant! But, to my credit…I have “sympathy fits” for those, like yourself, who haven’t had any yet. See, I’m compassionate that way! Hahahahaha!!! You are among three of my foodie blog ladies that’s expecting, and me thinks you’re the only one being honest about this whole nine-months-of-being-two-people thing. So, enjoy all of it…the ups and the downs! Praying for you and Dennis and baby VC!

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    • LOL, it’s all I can see! There’s a little point from the shirt’s fold that you can see against the white background. I’m way too much of a perfectionist, even when I’m not throwing a hissy fit, and it makes hissy fits more inevitable unfortunately. Thanks for throwing some sympathy hissy fits to make us pg women feel more normal! haha!

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  23. I cannot believe you’re at 20 weeks already! wow! You look fabulous! Enjoy this time V! It all goes by so quickly…and before you know it, Joshua will be going to take his drivers exam and looking at colleges…don’t laugh, it’s true! :)

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  24. You look GREAT!!! I know what you mean though, it’s funny how something little can send a pregnant woman in to crazy mode. You’re not alone!

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  25. You look amazing!!! And I LOVE that last photo! My grouchiness started almost immediately after getting pregnant…thank goodness my hubby was smart enough to grin and bear it! I’m much nicer now…LOL. Your sweetie will make a great dad and you’ll be a terrific mom!

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  26. Your hubs is looking mighty svelte for 20 weeks :) You on the other hand, are glooooowing more and more as the weeks go by. Sorry to hear there was a minor hiccup but you’re looking great while it happens =)

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  27. Well hey at least you can laugh about your hissy fit! Prayers for your hubby as I think they do get the short end of the stick through out this process!

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  28. Well I definitely have hissy fits and I’m 100% not pregnant…so at least you have a viable excuse!!

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  29. Veronica, your photo illustrations were a hoot! Didn’t notice the bunchy shirt til you mentioned it, but sometimes it’s the lil’ things that set you off — and everybody does it, pregnant or not. :) Take care!

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  30. Well I’m glad you haven’t been overly emotional until now, you’ve had it good I’d say! And is it bad that I totally go off on PJ over the littlest dumbest things and I’m NOT pregnant? I think you look great in the pics…. so wouldn’t have noticed any bunching (still don’t!). OMG your hell hath no fury pic had me dying!! Thank goodness for Dennis too, I’ll pray for him lol!! Happy half-pregnancy!!!!!

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