The floodgates are open

Peeing, urinating, emptying the tank, going pee-pee, #1, whatever you choose to call it- it’s just a way of life. You can’t not pee. While sometimes, emptying your bladder can be a good thing.. hell, it’s definitely a relief when you have one of those ‘gotta go!’ moments, more often than not it’s a nuisance and comes at the most inopportune times.

How many of you have ever had to get up in the middle of a movie to run to the bathroom because of those HUGE ten dollar drinks they sell you at the concession stand? Or woken up in the middle of the night by a tight feeling in your bladder that just can’t wait until morning?
It happens to the best of us, but for those without bladder issues (or over the age of 5), luckily not all that often.

Once you’re pregnant, and that baby you’re incubating decides that your bladder reminds them of a trampoline so they bounce on it 24 hours a day- you lose all of that wonderful bladder control your mommy spent so long instilling in you as a young child.

There is no way to describe how tired I am of peeing. And not only peeing, but feeling like I need to pee every 5 minutes only to go and only be rewarded with a drip….drip….drip…
Even more annoying to be woken up in the middle of the night, try to roll your fat pregnant ass out of bed only to get more of the same. Only for it to take forever to fall back asleep and then get woken up again an hour later and do it all over again.
The loss of sleep begins WAY before that child ever squeezes out of you.

I won’t even bring up the sore subject of peeing on yourself whenever you happen to cough, sneeze or laugh – i’ve covered it enough self deprecating times around here- but prepare yourself!

My biggest gripe with the current pee situation is any time my bladder gets any tiny amount of liquid in it- guess who decides to pay me a nice little visit? My best friend! Braxton Hicks!

I guess that’s the one plus about having a kid who wants to pee every 5 minutes, gives me an excuse to go too. Come to think of it, maybe he picked the habit up from me.
Thanks a lot, womb baby!

Posted on August 30, 2009 by Holdin' Holden 1 Comment
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  • Holden’s been pretty good about holding it for the most part (less right before bed). I especially liked that he knows where all the bathrooms are … regardless of if he has even been to the place before.

    Next on Holden’s list, get those pants off and on himself.