Reasons why my pregnant girlfriend is crying

Reasons why my pregnant girlfriend is crying

Hello everyone. Nick speaking here. Usually I’m only mentioned in one of Megan’s blog posts but today, I’m taking over.

Megan’s ‘Letters to Squeaky B’ series has been keeping you all updated on what we’ve been up to and how Squeaky is developing in the run up to his/her arrival, but I thought I’d step in this week with a little behind-the-scenes content.

Now, to start off, I’d like to say that Megan is an emotional person, and she’ll be the first to admit this. (I’m linking to her admitting this so it doesn’t come back to haunt me…) but pregnancy really has opened the floodgates. More than either of us expected, I think. And I’d say things have intensified even more during the third trimester.

I am, of course, happy to provide love, comfort and support when these moments sweep over her – being the amazing and well-trained birth partner that I am – but even I have to admit that some of the “reasons” behind her emotions show just how much pregnancy affects a person. Some are just downright ridiculous.

So, with Megan’s permission of course, I started to keep a running diary where I would jot down some of the things that have made Megan cry or tear up over the past eight or so months.

Reasons why my pregnant girlfriend is crying

  • The checkout assistant in Aldi said she “really felt for her” being pregnant in this heat, and reassured her that childbirth was easier than you think
  • She was too hot and “couldn’t be this hot anymore”
  • Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ came on on the radio
  • The t-shirt she had put on wasn’t completely clean so that made her a failure as a person and a mum
  • She was the ‘heaviest’ she has ever been
  • She was tired. Like, really really tired
  • She didn’t know
  • Whenever she drops food on herself because “together people just don’t do that”
  • She went to yoga and discovered her body had changed during her seven months of pregnancy
  • She was really tired again
  • Jake proposed to Amy in an episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine
  • Jake and Amy got married in an episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine
  • I had to help her up when she was stuck lying on her front half on and off the bed
  • She felt like a “whale”
  • I started talking to bump and singing ‘You are my sunshine’ to bump when he/she was kicking loads and I held hands with them
  • The next morning she thought she would lose that
  • Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ came on the radio. Again. She claims she doesn’t even like this song
  • I sang ‘You Are My Sunshine’ to Squeaky B. Again
  • She looked at the 20 week scan pictures alone and had one of those “oh shit” moments
  • We watched ‘Mamma Mia’ and Super Trouper came on – it reminds her of her mum and makes her miss her. She had seen her mum the day before and was texting her at the time
  • She washed our bedding using a dishwasher capsule

Probably best if we leave it there…

23 thoughts on “Reasons why my pregnant girlfriend is crying”

  • Oh I can relate to all of it! I am not a crier, but being pregnant puts a ton of strange hormones in your system that you can’t control. I love Brooklyn Nine Nine! When I was pregnant, my husband and I watched Parenthood together and that set me off daily!

  • Aww poor mama! Pregnancy hormones are hilarious when it’s all over. Right now it’s not so funny but these are good memories for years to come. I am in my 2nd trimester and I cry sometimes but I haven’t found my funny moment.

    With my 4th pregnancy, I cried during a commercial about a mom in a car with her kids who was trying to escape the zombies that were climbing on her car. It was an insurance commercial but I was so distraught about her being in that situation. I loved this post!

    Thanks for sharing! #FabFridayPost

  • Such an emotional time and more to come of course. Pregnancy and parenting changes us for good I think and we are always more emotional than when we were carefree. Makes us nicer to have around too #MMBC

  • oh Heaven help you when the baby arrives, if you think crying at the drop of a hat is strange. New mum hormones are ten times worse….ooops! sorry 🙂

  • Oh gosh this happened to me so much! I cried over everything and anything but I couldnt not cry to pretty much every programme we watched . Hormones are crazy during pregnancy and even if its not your first, its still a massive change that is about to happen!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

  • My husband wouldn’t let me watch TV without him towards the end of my pregnancy as every advert made me cry, not just the tragic ones about mistreated pets and children dying of thirst but even ones for washing up liquid and wine! #BloggerClubUK

  • Oh poor Megan – those pregnancy hormones are a beast! And, to be honest, I don’t think I got any less weepy when I stopped being pregnant – suddenly everything felt so much more poignant or important or something. I don’t know… Haha.

    Anyway, good luck with the rest of the pregnancy (both of you!) #blogcrush

  • My wife went through 3 of her 4 pregnancies in summer – so I get number 1 entirely. The last one made me giggle a little to as I’ve done that myself – and I can’t blame baby brain!

  • Ahh, aren’t hormones great? I cried over many of these too. I remember crying after having a real hysterical, belly laugh that brought me to tears! There was no way of explaining that one! Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

  • Mrs OMG suffered a range of emotions during pregnancy. Spontaneous crying wasn’t one. I’d happily swap it for the

    “You did this to me your an idiot and I never want to see you again” phase she went through.


  • I cried because I wanted popsicles and it was -10 out. Then he went and got popsicles and the ones I wanted you can’t buy frozen and I cried again and never ate them! The hormones man!

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