The topic of this post came to me as I lay on the couch, sweet baby Jane asleep on my chest, dying to pee and unable/unwilling to move! ha ha ha. The number of times this has happened to me since Jane was born, I cannot count.
In fact, my sister let me know I am not suffering alone while we were on vacation. She told me the funniest story of her own experience being trapped with a full bladder... Similar to my usual situation, Nancy was lying the couch with Lucy sleeping on her chest when, of course, it suddenly struck her that it was time to go! She told me that the combination of being unable to move in fear of waking Lucy and the urgent need to pee actually resulted in her having the following thoughts...
"What if I just peed on the couch? Rob (her husband) would be so pissed and, for sure, everyone would find out. What would his parents say when we had to buy a new couch because I peed on it? Maybe a new couch wouldn't be so bad... maybe I could blame it on Lucy... nah, I'll just wait!"
I died as I knew how she felt. The biggest adjustment to being a new Mom is realizing that your life is no longer your own. You become a completely selfless person as your life revolves around keeping your babe happy and healthy... a side effect of this is that you lose control over even the most mundane activities that would once have never even required a second thought. I mean, pre-baby, who of you ever had to think "I wonder if I can go pee right now"? ha ha ha. Similar concerns would be - can I have a shower today? Will I get to eat lunch today?
Obviously, these things get easier as Jane gets older. Once she passed the 3-4 week mark, I no longer had to worry about getting most everything done, except the peeing... the being able to pee is still an issue! ha ha ha.
To those Moms-to-be, start building up the storage in your bladder now (actually, I'm not so far post-pregnancy that I don't realize this is impossible)! tee hee hee.