Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wed. Walk- 27 Weeks and an Embarrassing Story


 **27 weeks 3 days**
*After a long day at work...hence no pregnancy glow left in my body :) *

So to sum it all up and get to my utterly embarrassing story...

-I am 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant
-Lord knows how much weight I have gained, and yes, I have stretch marks
-This child is super active and keeps me up at night with her somersaults, flips, kicks, and punches
-I go tomorrow for my 28 week apt and glucose test

 Now onto the story...so this is truly embarrassing for me, and I am praying some of you all can relate, and I have to put it out there and laugh, or try really hard to laugh about it, because if not, I will totally sit and feel miserable, so start laughing now...

Yesterday I made a comment to another lady on staff that I felt like I was leaking, like my "water bag" slowly sprung a leak...but then I chalked it up to drinking a ton of water, more than usual and sitting in a hot, leather office chair all day, you catch my drift.  It felt like it was getting worse, not better, and all I wanted to do was come home and put my feet up.  So after picking Molly up, and dropping some stuff off at someones house, I was finally able to come home.  But my "problem" still persisted.  I called my best friend because I knew she had leaked with her kids, and I also felt like I did when my water broke with Molly.  Needless to say she convinced me to call the doctor and ask them.  I called and they sent me straight to labor and delivery.  These people do not mess around.  We were very blessed that my doctor was not on call, but at the hospital for something else and he came in and saw us.  

So after my poor husband's face turned every shade of red when I would have to explain something, or describe something, poor guy!  We still have nothing really figured out, other than I am leaking.  They do not believe it is my water, to which Eric said, "so, you are like just peeing your pants?!"  Yes, Eric, yes, I am just sitting here peeing my pants.  What a dork!  What a man!  I also have been having a lot of contractions over the last week or so, so that does not help with the leaking factor!  

My fluid levels are great, Lucy is big, and super active.  Like really active that the nurse kept telling me how active she was.  Really, like I didn't notice.  So they are running more tests today, I go tomorrow for my check-up anyways, so we will see.  My guess is maybe it's a UTI, hence the contractions, and maybe the leaking.  This all is so embarrassing and semi-gross to me!  So to put any thoughts to rest, no I am not wearing a depends, and my doctor assured me that it probably feels a lot worse to me than it truly is.  Probably what feels like leaking me to is like 2 tiny rain drops.  

So today or tomorrow we should know the culprit for this impromptu trip to labor and delivery.  Luckily my nurse was so nice, actually her and Eric talked the entire time, and we were in and out rather quickly.  So can anyone else out there relate?  Anyone have a huge baby that literally sat on their bladder, or feel like they were leaking?  Please, anyone :)

14 comments:

Sarah Robbins said...

That happened to my girlfriend with her second one. She would get so mad any time one of us made her laugh because she would have to go change! And she said sneezing was awful, too. I bet you are right, though, about the UTI. Keep doing your Kegel's, because that should help out as well. . . Hang in there- just a few more weeks!

Angie said...

You're not alone, I leaked so much that I wore a pad daily.

Kristin said...

Don't be embarrassed! I'm so glad it's nothing serious! Love ya lots!!! (LOL about Eric....men!)

Holly said...

Sorry if TMI but could it just be increased discharge that may be a little more watery or does it feel like pee leaking? I've had the increase in watery discharge lately and it's made me wonder a couple times!

April said...

THere aren't many worse feelings of not being able to disquinish between your human bodily functions. It's terrible that peeing a little during pregnancy, doesn't even feel like peeing - and apparently most men won't ever know exactly what that means :P Been there - here's an embarrasing one... a few months after having Jackson I thought that I had regained all my "kegel" muscles. But then I got sick with the flu and started throwing up - which causes your body to tense everytime you purge. SO I was literally throwing up in the toilet, while totally peeing myself - I mean changing clothes, wiping down the floor - peeing. Man oh Man!!

Steph T. said...

YES!! With my third one I felt like this all the time toward the end. Oh my girl...u loose all dignity being pregnant and being a mom sometimes...:) Hang in there & don't be embarrassed!!

Alison said...

Girl, I always had so much leaking going on down there, that I almost didn't notice when I REALLY was leaking amniotic fluid 2 days after my due date with Callie Grace! That day ended up being her birthday! :) But at that point the leaking was bad...like having to totally change clothes!

Veronica said...

This never happened to me but I feel for ya. It wasn't long ago that I was pregnant too and remember how uncomfortable things got at the end there. Just try to hang in there, and wear a pad if you need to. It won't be long before Lucy gets here!

Hope all goes well with your test tomorrow!

Jenilee said...

yes yes and yes! elayna was 9'8 and she sat on my bladder and I went in 2x for "fluid" leaking. it happens! I actually did have low fluid with annalise and abby but elayna's fluid "leaked" and I felt it but her fluid numbers were always fine. oh the fun of being pregnant!!! :)

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I always just blame Eve for this junk! With Joy, Carey

SANDRA said...

I dd not go through that with my first baby since he was born preanturely at 27 weeks but when I was pregnant with my second son at 38.5 weeks I would leak when I sneeze or laughed. Hang in there, wish you the best.

HappyascanB said...

Sorry I'm late commenting! I wanted to say that I totally get it! I'm so sorry for you! The day I had Molly, I tought I was tee teeing on myself. I told Tim, and he was like, Really, B? Can you not control that? Ummm, no, not when the baby is sitting on your bladder! You just don't know for sure what's happening! Praying your results show everything is just fine with Miss Lucy!!

Becca said...

I have heard of this happening to a few moms during their second or third babies. A lot of them just wore a pantyliner to help. I hope that nothing major is going on! YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!

Cali and Steve VanHorn said...

oh kate! I just laughed reading this.....like, i laughed really hard. No shame....I leaked for two days and then went into labor with Noah. After his birth, I swear I should have had my bladder pinned! Let's just say that when I gotta go I gotta go ...or else! Yes, leakage still haunts me at times. Gotta love motherhood and all the little unexpected things that come with it! So happy for you guys and your little Molly is adorable!