Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Water Wait

As some of you know, my wife is carrying our first child and is about a week and a half out from her due date. We have been looking forward to this for some time but over the last couple of weeks I have started to become unreasonably worried about something, her water breaking.

I am disgusted by the thought of it. I understand it is part of the process and Diana insists that only about 5 to 10% of women's waters actually break on their own but I am so disturbed at the thought that at 3 a.m. I am going to feel a wet sensation on my leg and wake up to a water bed of internal lady goo. And there is that old camp trick that people play where they put your hand in water to make you pee on yourself. What if that happens?

Gwack! I almost threw up in my mouth. Uhhhh.

Why is this so gross? Will we be out somewhere and suddenly be standing in a puddle. I hope her water doesn't break because if it does it might be followed by me screaming like a girl and that is not something I want people to see.

That is all,


3 Ripples in the pond:

The Social Frog said...

I have to agree, it is not the most happy thing that could happen, especially out and about. I would not worry so much about it. My mother had 9 kids and her water never broke.

Chris Gooch said...

You think that´s bad? Women often poop themselves when straining whilst in labour.

That´s right my friend. They POOP themselves.

But I hope the birth goes well, poop or no poop, and congratulations!

Trinity said...

Chris - Yes. I am aware of possible defecation. I have tried to prepare myself for that but I am not sure that you actually can prepare for such a sight. Thanks.