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Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby Brain: I am Just a Pee Reservoir

I was totally prepared for the nausea, being tired all the time, the bloating and the increased appetite; however the one thing that I did not learn from my endless hours of research online (oh how I love the world wide web) was that my bladder would grow its own super reservoir of urine so that I will always feel like I have to pee. I really don’t understand this happening now. Sure when I am at week 38 and I have an eight pound baby pushing his foot against my bladder… it would make sense. My baby however is only the size of a lime, and there can’t be a whole lot of baby pushing on the bladder. It is really baffling.

Sadly I only get relief only for moments at a time which is just a small nuisance when I am home but trying to leave the house is like war. Basically it is me vs. my bladder with me telling my bladder “You just went, you can’t possibly need to go again this soon” and my bladder saying back “find a bathroom now or you will be sorry”. Needless to say anyone who is trying to fight the urgings of an internal organ just trying to do its job is in big trouble. Resistance is futile.

So basically when I am at my house I am peeing and when I am out of the house I am thinking about peeing or wishing I was home peeing or talking to myself trying NOT to pee in public. Don’t hold it against me if we are talking and I just stare at you blankly or if I just do an about face and run away. It’s not you it is me, honestly.

4 comments:

Jennifer Arens said...

I remember that in the beginning too.....

Jess said...

Hopefully this part gets better before it gets worse?

Inzodda said...

Um, Did I not bore you with horror stories of having to go pee around the clock? All through the night? Then when I relocated and acquired our very own special Mount Everest in our home...did I not cry to you about only having one bathroom at the bottom of that Mount Everest? Did we not brainstorm about portable potties and the such....Hmmmm...I feel for you, I do. Esp. considering even after the baby I am still battling with that feeling sometimes.

paul peggy zeus said...

When I was pregnant with Kevin, we decided to tear out our only bathroom and do a complete overhaul. Imagine going down the street EVERY time you had to pee to a local restaurant. After a while, the hostess was just sweeping her arms towards the woman's room when she saw me coming. EMBARRASSING as it was, I had no choice. We finally ended up purchasing a port-a-poddy just so I could go. . . lol

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