It is no secret that being “with-child” is a journey. It has its ups and downs. I wouldn’t trade a single up or a single down, they are all part of the experience of carrying a baby in your tummy. I find myself saying, I need to write these down, I don’t want to forget them- so I am, this is me writing them down. I ‘m going to be calling these quick little blurbs about pregnancy “Words of a With-child Woman”. Be prepared for a chuckle, an eye roll, to shake your head, smile, or what-have-you. Just like this pregnancy- you’ll never know what to expect. I sure don’t know what is around the corner. Each day is a journey!
SO…… Here you have it.
Words of a With-child Woman.
“Baby, did I give you permission to use my bladder as a trampoline?!?!!”
It has to be the most crazy feeling in the world when our sweet, lovely baby turns into a bouncing baby and uses my bladder as a trampoline. I’m serious. That is what it feels like. One second, I am completely comfortable and the next micro second, I feel the baby jump on my bladder. Or maybe he/she is kicking or punching it. I’m not sure. But, I am sure that I feel it! It is such a quick jab that it is frightening on the bladder, and myself too. It honestly feels as if my bladder were a balloon and someone stepped on it, leaving it under pressure for a micro second- and then it is gone. It makes me jump out of my skin!
This is one thing I was not expecting. I knew pregnant women had to use the restroom all the time- but I didn’t quite understand— I understand now…. In fact, I’ll probably have a whole post on it sometime just to make light of the situation at hand. I thought that bladder discomfort would come when much later in the pregnancy or when my tummy got pretty large, I wan’t ready for it quite this soon. I just kind of laugh at it now when I jump out of my skin- baby is just keeping me on my toes and reminding me of their presence. Oh, what a blessing.
♥Who would have though that someone kicking or punching your bladder would be a blessing?! ♥