I know I’ve been quiet recently on the blog and to be honest it’s because I’m just so overwhelmed at the moment. I have a month and couple days left of my pregnancy (which is freaking me out) because I haven’t bought any clothes for my son yet, a 3-year-old who is obsessed with Dora (wish she never existed right now) and I’ve got a bladder that never lets me rest or sleep.
It’s so bad that wherever I go I’m always searching for the nearest toilet. Do you know what’s worse than wanting to pee all the time? Peeing only a spoon full!
I went to watch a movie recently, I was sitting in the middle seat of the row. Movie began and I needed to pee! Trying to walk past 6 people with a big belly in a dark room while holding my pee was total torture! By the time I reached the toilet… it was like pointless. A few drops… that was it! Are you kidding me? I just missed an almost naked Channing Tatum scene for this.
As your baby moves deeper into your pelvis, you will feel more pressure on your bladder. The truth is you will laugh, cry, sneeze and cough pee when you pregnant. Wetting your pants becomes a regular thing but it doesn’t end there…you still have to pee in a cup every time you visit your gynae and sometimes the punishment stays after pregnancy.
I think peeing in a cup for my gynae has taught me the perfection of scoring, I can finally bend my pee like Beckham! 😛
Joke of the day:
Gas and constipation might arrive with your new bladder…
Have you ever bent down to pick up something and ended up letting out gas?
Kitana says: “Mommy made an oopsie”… How embarrassing! 😮
I sit down with a cup of tea and good book trying to relax and then I need to pee…. Darn, Christian Grey was just getting the party started! 😉
The crazy thing is that some moms suffer with this even after pregnancy. Yep a little pee when you sneeze or even jump. It is not something to be embarrassed about but it does happen. Naturally one’s bladder becomes weaker as you get older. I have heard that Kegel exercises help strengthen the bladder, the reality is that we need to be aware of this and take remedial actions before it becomes too late….
I’ve heard that many women suffer from ‘involuntary incontinence’, because we do not understand that the bladder and urethra can move during pregnancy or even be affected by an episiotomy.
A mother’s bladder is baby’s squeeze toy during pregnancy…
I have discovered that we can treat this and control it rather than let it control us. A visit to a urologist can assist but before that I’m going to try the Kegel exercises. Hopefully this problem will soon be a thing of the past.
To perform Kegel exercises, you should:
- Keep your abdominal, thigh, and buttocks muscles relaxed.
- Tighten the pelvic floor muscles.
- Hold the muscles until you count to 10.
- Relax the pelvic floor muscles until you count to 10.
Do 10 Kegel exercises in the morning, afternoon, and at night. They can be done anytime — while driving or sitting at your desk. Women who do Kegel exercises tend to see results in four to six weeks.
I’m trying to make the most of the last couple weeks and just enjoying everything that comes with pregnancy. 😛 I’m not complaining, I’m just sharing what’s on my mind. I hope you enjoying these weird pregnancy posts as much as I enjoy writing them.