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Pregnancy Meltdowns

Did You Ever Feel Like He "Did It to You?"

Whether it's locking the father-to-be out of the house or sobbing through laundry commercials, pregnant women are often known for their inexplicable meltdowns. Blame it on the hormones, wardrobe frustrations or any other litany of excuses, but most expectant dads fear the moment that the hammer will drop. And when it does, some mums say the most regrettable things.

In the darling flick, Marley & Me, Owen Wilson's boss warns him:

Listen. Don't make the same mistake I did. There's going to come a time very soon when her ankles are going to swell up, she's going to have blotches all over her face, she'll be 40 pounds overweight, and she'll be throwing up all the time. She's going to look at you and she'll say, "You bastard. You did this to me."

I certainly had some devilish moments in my first pregnancy but never felt like my hubby "did it to me." Did you?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 8 years
I say this all the time, but I never mean it. It does take two to make a baby, right? And it's not his fault I'm not dealing that well with the pregnancy...
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
I'm 6 months pregnant with our first, and so far I've had 2 major emotional meltdowns that resulted in me crying and yelling at my husband. But it wasn't "You did this to me!!" but more "You absolutely don't understand and aren't trying hard enough!!".
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Jokingly, I've said it, but not serious. I will say that right now at the very, very end (I'm due today!) I complain A LOT. I'm sure my complaining is enough. There's probably days where he wants to hear "this is your fault" and have that be the end of it ;). And don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful to be pregnant and carry to term, etc., etc., I just do not want to be pregnant anymore. I'm exhausted and hot and huge and swollen and peeing every 30 seconds and battling horrendous heartburn and nothing fits me anymore (did I mention I'm huge?). Yeah, I'm just done.
Moms Moms 8 years
I've heard women say things like this, but I never felt the same way. I've always just been thankful that I got pregnant so easily.
bugsbrat bugsbrat 8 years
i was miserable but we got through it together...
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I'm in the first 9 weeks, but I have made jokes, not serious at all jokes, about him doing this to me.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Um, last time I checked, it took two to make a baby.
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