Did My Water Break, or Did I Just Pee Myself?steveecurtis
My day started out a bit crazed. I had a busy morning working from home, and then I had to go out and run some errands. One of these errands happened to be grocery shopping.
When I came home from the grocery store, I opened the back-gate to our backyard to bring the groceries inside. Unfortunately, I had no idea that our babysitter had let our dog, Piper, out into the backyard, and she bolted through the open gate and ran out towards the busy street.
I dropped all my grocery bags, yelled her name like a crazy person, and bolted after her. I was so worried she was going to get hit by a car, or get lost. I ran as fast as I could. I even lost my flip-flops while running down the street. As I was running, I felt a major gush, and my jeans were soaked.
I finally caught my dumb dog at the end of our street, and I had to pick all 50lbs. of her up and carry her back to the house. I cried the whole walk back thinking my water had broke. When I got inside, I immediately went to the bathroom and assessed my pants.
Everything was soaked, but I couldn’t tell if I had peed myself, or if my water had broke. I called my doctor, and she of course wanted me to go to the hospital to get checked out. My next call was to my husband to let him know what had happened, and he immediately rushed home to take me to the hospital.
Once at the hospital, they hooked me up to monitors and performed two different tests to see if my water had indeed broke. While waiting for these test results to come back, a major storm hit Nashville. The tornado sirens went off, and my nurse rushed in to move me (in my hospital gown) to a safer area. Luckily, this crazy story has a happy ending.
Once the storm passed, my results came back, and it turns out I just peed myself. This might be the only time in my life that I’m super excited to have peed myself. Our little guy needs a few more weeks to cook, and I need a few more weeks to prepare!
Tonight, I’m super sore, (I think I re-sprained my vagina) but this whole expirence made me realize that I need to get my butt in gear. I need to wash all the new baby clothes, put the infant car seat in the car, pack my hospital bag and… get my lady bits waxed. 🙂
The dog that almost put me into labor… Does she look guilty to you?