Post # 1
I’m going to preface this by saying, it’s not a matter of frequency. I really don’t have to go often, like I’m sure many women feel all throughout their pregnancies… but still, peeing is STUPID.
I can never tell when my bladder is full or when baby is sitting on it. I can usually hold it but when I finally feel a sense of actual need – SURPRISE!! Standing up instantly makes me almost pee my pants!
So I rush to the bathroom! This one’s going to be the real thing: WRONG… pee slowly dribbles out in every direction. Go ahead, take your sweet time but seriously?! I can’t even muster a steady stream. This does NOT reflect the urgency I was feeling before… And worse, I have peed on my leg, while explicitly trying not to on MULTIPLE occasions… this is just silly!!
I refuse to take my urethra & bladder seriously anymore! (26 weeks & counting)
Post # 3
I hope you meant this to be slightly funny so I’m not laughing at you cruelly, but I did laugh out loud! These symptoms sound horrendous with a huge potential for embarrassment. I’m not pregnant now, but am not looking forward to things like this. Hang in there!
Post # 4
Not pregnant, but I applaud you and your post title skills! Too funny! Someday you can tell your sweet baby how hard you worked to get them here!!
Post # 5
lol. I had my first bladder related issue with baby the other day. She must have sat or kicked it or something and I immediately was like omg I almost just peed my pants! I got up to go to the bathroom and nothing! Oh the joys of pregnancy.
Post # 6
As soon as I stand up, I instantly feel like I have to pee so badly. Sometimes I can pee a regular amount, and sometimes there’s almost nothing in there. I seriously have to pee every hour too, which is SO annoying!
I’d also like to add that between not being able to see what’s going on down there and not being able to produce the most steady streams these days, giving my urine sample at the doctor’s office has become extremely challenging!
Post # 7
Oh @MrsRugbee:, you make me look forward to pregnancy with every post. 🙂
Post # 8
I totally get it!
I literally stand up after peeing and feel like I have to go again!
I tried to pee in the cup for an appointment recently, and it got EVERYWHERE! I got back to the exam room with a haunted look. My DH was like “You okay?” And I was like “…It got everywhere. How am I going to do this in another month when I can;t see the cup?!”
Post # 9
@MrsRugbee: hahaha I could have wtitten this. I like to call those pees “phantom pees”.
Post # 10
We were just having a discussion about this in the March forums :p I feel your pain and I’m only 18 weeks along! I can’t imagine how much worse it’s going to get.
I’ll be sitting down and I’ll be fine to get up and walk home. As soon as I’m out of the restaurant OMG I HAVE TO PEE.
Sometimes I will try to pee and there is nothing, and other times I’m like “Naw, but I’ll just try anyway,” and FLOOD GATES ARE OPEN! I once had very very little to drink before bed time and got up twice during the night with legit pees, and in the morning… like third longest pee of my life!!!!!!!
Post # 11
I totally understand this feeling too. I feel fine when I sit, I get up and it’s like I gotta go NOW :
Post # 12
@kate02121: Yeah! Definitely a light-hearted post! I never thought I would have this problem though.
My major annoyance is that even when my bladder is full, my stream has no pressure… it just dribbles out slowly & takes forever to empty. Aint nobody got time for that!
Post # 13
@MrsRugbee: Oh the joy. Hate to say it, but when you get to be around 30 weeks, you might think about wearing a pad and carrying extra underwear in your skirt.
Crazy? You might think so until there’s that one time…
<–laughed too hard at dinner once and left a stain on the seat…and can therefore never enter that restaurant again.
Post # 14
I get scared everytime I have to sneeze…
Post # 15
Wow. I’ve heard jokes about peeing and pregnancy but I never took them seriously. Learn something new everyday! Something to look forward to haha.
Post # 16
When a co-worker of mine found out I was pregnant with twins she told me to always have two spare pairs of underwear and one pair of pants with you at all times because ‘you WILL pee your pants!’. She was a surrogate to triplets for another woman and she peed her pants all the time.