Saturday, April 10, 2010

So where did I leave off...warning contains graphic content

"Actually, only about 10 percent of women rupture the sac of amniotic fluid before labor starts, so it may not even happen to you until you are already in labor and checked in at the hospital." -Dr. Spock

Even after reading that, one of my biggest fears during pregnancy was being that woman whose water breaks in the middle of the grocery store, at work, at the mall, etc. That and also the dreaded thought of going #2 while your pushing, but we won't go there...Seriously though, you see it happen in every movie, the woman is standing there minding her own business and then gush, her water breaks and shes then whisked off. Who has to clean that up?

I'll tell you...you do. No one whisks you off once your water breaks, and you definitely don't look like a million bucks after you have the baby either.

We were at one of my bestest friends birthday parties, Reverend X, about an hour away from our house. I had been contracting off and on that night but I had been for about 8 weeks...just braxton hicks, no big deal. She lives on a farm so everyone kept joking that I was going to have the baby with the cows. Well apparently that sounded like a great idea to my little man, so while I was sitting in the living room with everyone around I thought my water broke.

I ran to the bathroom, well waddled quickly to see what the deal was. It wasn't the gush I was expecting and nothing else happened so I went back out to the party. Crazy pregnant lady. A little bit later I was upstairs using the bathroom, I was peeing every 20 minutes or so by that point, I finished up, pulled my super awesome maternity pants back on, you know the ones that cover your whole belly (and my belly was huge so it was a fight getting them on and off) and GUSH...

Oh sh*t...

My first instinct obviously was to pull everything back off and sit back down on the toilet. Now what? I'm stuck on the toilet, my clothes are soaked, I'm upstairs at a party and everyone else is downstairs...My water definitely broke, I was sure of that. So do I put my wet clothes back on and go back down to the party? Do I stay where I am and wait for someone to come eventually? What if the baby falls out into the toilet? In the meantime I'm trying to clean up as best as I could with toilet paper and I'm convinced that they're going to be mad at me for messing up their bathroom and using all of their toilet paper. Again, crazy pregnant lady. I finally heard some of my friends talking nearby so I start yelling their names. Do they respond? NO! They didn't know where I was yelling from and they thought I was being funny. So not funny. I kept calling for someone and eventually they all came to see what I was yelling about.

What would you do if your pregnant friend who's been yelling from the bathroom asked you for a pair of pants?

Seriously, things like this only happen to me...



The girls, Ms. D, Ms. K, Reverend X, me, mama cookie


like I said, my belly was HUGE...do I look like I'm expecting to have a baby tonight?

Ironic, we were talking about going into labor...

Little did I know things were changing in a few short hours...

Leaving the party, in my borrowed pants. Also my last "pregnant" picture...

And we're off to the hospital!


5 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

This has got to be the best water breaking story I've ever read!

I'm glad your back in blog land!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am with Crazy Sh...that is the best water breaking story ever! I have never heard of it actually happening, so it was funny to hear it!

Battleship Bettie - Proud Navy Wife said...

Hi there this is Jenny (AKA Battleship Bettie) from The Navy Wife life letting you know that I'm moving the blog/combining it with my personal blog. I don't have the time at the moment to keep up with multiple blogs. TNWL is the most popular of all of my blogs but also the most specialized. I didn't want to let it go entirely so It is now mixed in with Kerrfect! Our everyday life blog. I'm just trying to let all of those who linked to TNWL know so that they can update their links! Thanks!

Kerry said...

Heehee that is so funny although obviously not for you at the time.

I've had 4 babies and they had to break my waters with 2 of them. One broke 14 hours before a prem birth all over my bathroom carpet and the other was in the last stages of labour just before they were about to break them anyway.

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