Sunday, July 19, 2009

To pee or not to pee? That is the question.

Ok, I'm going to sacrifice my good name and self respect for a funny blog post. It's been quite a while and I think my readers deserve at least that much. :)

Fact: I'm 8 months pregnant.
Fact: I've had about every single pregnancy symptom you read about in all the books. Wait, lemme think....yep. Every one.


So my doctors fortunately alleviated the whole bed-rest requirement and put me on better medicine (not so many crazy, shaky side-affects) and told me to hang in there (essentially).

Anyway, the other day (yesterday) I'm sitting outside, enjoying the beautiful weather and fun company when I see my 2-year-old son sprinting straight for our backyard pond. I yell for him to stop, but being the 2-year-old that he is, he just speeds up. So I take my achy-breaky back and big belly out of my chair and run full-speed (yes, full-speed) to save his life. When I finally reach him and give him my mother-schpeel about disobeying me I realize my pants are totally wet. Like, more than a few drips here, people. We're talking through the undies, through the pants and creeping up the sides. This totally freaks me out since I didn't even feel like I had to pee and I've never had a water-breaking experience before (they broke my water for my first babe). Knowing that I'm at the exact same point in my pregnancy that I was with #1 when I delivered him, I call my doctor and consequently head to the hospital to get checked out. By this time I'm not totally sure it was my water since I'm not leaking or anything. Anyway, after about an hour and a half of hospital tests (and calling my whole fam to warn them I might be going into labor soon) I find out that I just peed in my pants. No amniotic fluid. Sweet. And thank you very much.

I already told my husband he can make fun of me for the rest of my life for my genious-ness. It's ok, I deserve it.

So from now on there will be mandatory potty breaks every 30 minutes, whether I'm feeling the urge or not. Either that or adult diapers, and I'm opting for the former.


Mark and Kim said...

That is a great story! I think it beats my blind-date, peeing on the side of I-15 story. :)

Bonnie said...

That's hilarious Paige! I was so scared that would happen to me too. I woke up wet when I was pregnant with Emmalyn and I was so scared that I just peed my pants that I told Dave he couldn't tell anyone until we knew. Fortunately (for me), it turned out to be amniotic fluid. HAHAHAHAHA! Poor poor pregnant Paige!

But I will say, when they first checked the fluid they said that it was just urine. But the test was positive, and they said "well, sometimes you can have a false positive. We think this is a false positive." I was totally bummed, but when I got up it gushed everywhere. So maybe your water broke, but they didn't think it did so they said that it didn't. Be on the lookout for leakage!

Holly Dart said...

this is a great story. maybe since you didn't get to experience the lovely last 5 weeks of pregnancy last time, God's making sure you experience it to the fullest now?

oh, but kim, this does not beat peeing on the side of the highway on a blind date. at least paige has the pregnancy excuse!

Tracie said...

I agree- Paige's story is great (and it helped that we had a houseful of guests to witness the event), but peeing out the side of the car with your blind date sitting in the car still wins in my book, Kim. I love that story!

(sorry, Paige, I know this is your blog so I shouldn't focus the attention on one of your readers, but I think you will understand)

The Muse said...

I think both stories are awesome. Hahaha!!!!

Danny & Lindsay said...

that's hilarious. thanks for the story :)