I've heard that some women cry over commercials and reading through hallmark cards, and some women blow up at the drop of a hat. These types of mood swings are totally normal, it's hormones. I haven't been on the emotional rollercoaster yet. But I'll tell you what irritates me is when something bugs me and someone says, "It's hormones." If I get crazy I'm gonna know it I don't need you to tell me. And if I do get crazy be supportive and understand that it will pass. Luckily, my husband is not the person saying, "It's hormones" and I don't think he ever will. He's been so great so far I can't imagine him ever being mean even if I am.
It's a very stressful time for both of us right now. Making sure things around the house are ready for the baby and worrying about being good parents. Understanding that we're both stressed will help us communicate better. Helping each other focus on the tasks of today will keep us from worrying too much about what is to come. I don't think you can ever really be ready for a baby. You can't tell what kind of parents you'll be until you actually start parenting. As long as we are on the same team and work together we'll be fine and I know we can do that.
Did you go through some serious mood swings? How did your partner deal with them?