My second pregnancy is over! While I'm not as relieved about it as I was with Henry (I had a much better pregnancy the second time around) I AM glad some things are behind me. Sure, pregnancy has it's perks - you're always the center of attention and everyone loves talking to pregnant women about their bellies and their babies, which I found fun! But pregnancy was full of surprises this time around too. Like the three times I sneezed and was completely unable to control my bladder. Yes, three times. I kept track!
This won't be a gross story so much as an entertaining one. Cross my heart and for realsies.
Check this out: I'm seven month pregnant and walking into a massive wholesale store to get supplies for two babies. Bulk-buying is great for when you decide to have two kids in a year and a half, amirite?! Anyway, I carry Henry in parking lots, because cars. And Dallas drivers. So I'm walking in, hauling a big belly and a 30 pounder of a toddler and I can feel Otto move RIGHT on my bladder. "Ohhhhh, no!" I think. I was able to keep things together until Otto decided to KICK me, right on my bladder, which at this point was quite full! Problems ensued.
I was spared a public display of LBL (light bladder leakage) or what I like to call "peeing in my pants" but I was pretty thankful that Sam's places bathrooms right near the doors to their store! Problem averted with a quick trip to the loo with a toddler in my lap. Mom's of more than one kid, I know you know what I'm talking about here.
My problems were not averted when I was a full nine months pregnant. Here I am, just chillin on the couch watching TV after I put Henry to bed. Just relaxing. When a surprise sneeze comes out of left field and gets me good! So good, that I had more than just a LBL moment... I had a full on *moment* if you catch my drift! Of course hubs is sitting right there and of course I'm embarrassed about it even in front of him, so I did my sneeze, peed in my pants, jumped up off the couch like a demon was chasing me, and ran to the bathroom... All before hubs even knew what hit him! Or the couch. Nothing actually hit him from where he was sitting (that would be some serious bladder probz!) and thanks to my cat-like reflexes, nothing even made it to the couch! #winning
Now had I been prepared for these kinds of things, I have a few of these on hand. I read in all my pregnancy apps about how women wore them "just to be sure" every day, but do you think I was that smart/prepared? Nope, sure wasn't. I had to face public humiliation at Sam's Club and nearly destroy my couch before I got my act together!
Here's the deal: pregnancy books and movies make it look all glamorous. You think you walk around with just a cute bump and a new maternity wardrobe? You'd be wrong! There are all kinds of surprises with pregnancy. My few moments of uncontrollable bladder leakage were quite new to me, and took me by surprise! I might miss having my bump, but I sure don't miss those surprise "uh-oh" moments!