Can you explain this to me?

If my eyeballs are only an inch from my brain, why do they have a mind of their own?

Yesterday was a wonderful, stupendous, spectacular day – but I fought tears all day for foolish, inconsequential reasons.

I woke up this morning with more tears of ovarian guilt, afraid I had ruined everyone else’s day, and expecting to find hubby ready to dunk me in progesterone cream.  Not that it would be a bad thing; I would do it myself if I could find the stuff.  I know I just saw it a few days ago.  I started to look for it earlier but I couldn’t find it and…well…sniff…sob…

If you have seen me crying in public, it’s not because my husband is mean to me or I stubbed my toe or my great-aunt just died.

All I can say is, my eyeballs are stoo-pid.  I do not in any way endorse or hold myself liable for their actions or opinions.


  1. Tracey,
    Great idea and thanks for the link. I went to the website and was thinking of buying it later, but when I saw that they accept Paypal I couldn’t think of a good reason to procrastinate.
    My new tube of cream is on its way.
    Even though it’s not cheap, I’m glad I lost my other tub of cream since I wanted to go back to the Emerita brand anyway. I’m not sure the other stuff worked as well anyway.

  2. Oh my! I can relate!
    My oldest son is in China right now, coming home on Monday. I can hardly listen to any music at all-it all makes me think of him! My 17 yo just got back from South Africa, and it was the same thing. Prayer time at night was terrible. Every time it was my turn to pray, I just looked at hubby, the tears fell, and he prayed in my spot!LOL!

  3. Jody from AZ says:

    I remember this happening to me with my last little guy. I felt so out of control. All I can say is don’t make any life changing decisions right now! I am praying for you!

  4. Go immediately to and order a new tube of progesterone cream! Their $4.99 flat rate shipping is very fast; you will probably have the new tube before you can find the other one!

    Take it easy friend.

  5. don’t ya just LOVE hormones! they show up at the most inconveniet times! Grrrrrr!

  6. Motherofmany might be onto something.

    However, I can’t remember when Bethany was born (I should scoll back), but if she’s around 5 weeks, there’s big hormone changes going on in her and you. I remember that with one of my kiddos, and my midwife pointing to hormones.

    Will pray for you – the weepy times are tough.

  7. I have a little different theory on it since it is wide-spread andnot necessarily connected to hormonal times for everyone.

  8. Oh my, I do the same thing. It hits pretty hard postpartum, especially while nursing. Something about those hormones.

    One tip that I discovered helps me when I get weepy and maybe it will help you too. When I stay very hydrated, the “blue-sy” feeling isn’t quite as strong. Hubby learned to call out to the kids, “Water!!! Get water stat!!!!” The feeling wouldn’t go away completely, but it did help a lot.

  9. I have had this happen before, too… more often than I’d like to admit! Those hormones do settle down… it takes longer than most people realize- especially if you’re nursing!

  10. Thanks for the heads-up. I fixed the links.
    I wish I had enough self-control to hold the tears until I could go somewhere private. I hate getting teary-eyed in public!

  11. Hello there fellow crier for no particular reason. This happens to me every few months. Usually about 4-5 days pre-monthly visit! I just force myself not to cry while in public and then later go somewhere private and let it all out. It doesn’t come back after that!

    I also wanted to tell you that both of the links in your post just took me to the “oops, I hate it when this happens” page.

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