Friday, May 7, 2010

The One Where I Peed My Pants

Anyone who works in health care knows of the breakneck pace we sometimes (most times) work at. We don't get a lot of breaks. Sometimes the minute or so it takes me to pee could be all the difference to someone. Because of this I have become a champion at "holding it". It has been really frustrating for me being pregnant and having to pee all the time. Especially not really being allowed to pee at work.

Earlier this week, I was on the floor doing my afternoon rounds and had to pee. I told myself I would just finish checking this one patient's life support machine and then I'd make a pit stop.

And then I sneezed. Very hard. And peed my pants.

I went into the bathroom down the hall and realized it was only my underpants that were really the issue and my actual scrub pants were still in pretty good shape. I decided to go downstairs to my department and use the bathroom there to remove my wet underpants. When I got there I was relieved that no one was around so I could safely hide the evidence in my locker. I went into the bathroom, quickly removed my panties, and headed back into the breakroom.

And ran smack into my male boss. With my large, wet, pink maternity underpants in my hand.

At this point I was so embarrassed I could not stop maniacally giggling. Thank God he has a wife and 3 young kids so he is pretty understanding of the whole pregnant-pee-your-pants thing.

I may have to get some depends.


Heidi said...

Poise pads just might be in order for awhile ..... LOL (It's not that funny, but thanks for the laugh)

The Coconut Diaries said...

Wait? I will pee my pants when I get pregnant?? I didn't get that memo. Do I get to pick where I do it? Like, if I'm at a long line at Home Depot??

MelADramatic Mommy said...

Hate to scare you, but... Do your Kegels. Now. That can happens yeeeeaaarrrrs afterward too. Not that I'd know. I've just heard from friends. :D

Mimi's Toes said...

How funny!

readsalot said...

When I'm running around the hospital with my ekg machine, I can't really park it somewhere to go to the bathroom. And I'm not even pregnant. I don't know how you do it!