Monday, February 13, 2012

Diagnosis: PIHI

That stands for Pregnancy Induced Hormonal Insanity.

I have it, apparently.

Last night was the worst ever. I woke wide up at 3:00am (not unusual) and by 4:00 I was crying about everything in sight. What was I crying about, you might ask?


I have nothing to cry about! I was just....crying. Please say you understand. I know it makes no sense and I kept saying, "Brenda...get a grip!" But then I would cry some more.

I finally settled down about 5:30 or 5:45 and was ALMOST asleep when Little Bit stumbled into the room from a bad dream. So she climbed into bed with us and I looked at the clock.


A few minutes later, the alarm started going off.

A few minutes later, I decided to go ahead and make lunch and coffee for S before I fell almost back to sleep and then it was time to get up again.

So at 6:40 I got back into bed. And then we woke up at 9:00am. I actually got up at 10:00am.

It's going to be a rip-roaring day, folks!

And at least the insanity part seems to have passed for now.

Please say you understand.


  1. I understand.

    Part of it IS the insommnia- I have after weeks of not being able to sleep broken down! And I don't have the hormones you do!

    Psalm 3:5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

    Psalms 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

    Psalms 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat, for he grants sleep to those he loves.

    Proverbs 3:23 [If you preserve sound judgment & discernment] ...when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

    Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you.

    2 Corinthians 6:4-6 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

  2. WHAT??? You're telling me I occasionally have bouts with PIHI.

    And I can't even get pregnant to begin with! HA!

    Praying peace your way!

  3. Oh, yes, oh yes! I totally understand. I think husbands with pregnant wives are saints, because, seriously, we pregnant ladies are insane. And for me it lasts about 2 months post-partum, too. Poor DH! ;-) But I do pray that you get some rest, whenever and however you can get it!!

  4. I *so* understand! The funny thing is, I never recognized it. I thought I have always been so good being pregnant, emotion-wise-- and then my husband says I'm a changed woman when I am pregnant, and not necessarily for the better, I am told. :)

    Hang in there friend!

  5. Q--there is just regular ol HI. It can be just as bad! :)

  6. Goodness! The first two months of any pregnancy turn me into a monster. All the hormones at once, the headaches, sinus trouble and sleepless are not alone. (And no, that was not an announcement that we are expecting...just that I understand!!)


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)