Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Who Writes This Stuff?

The Amazing Bump was having a kickfest the other other night. My bladder=soccer ball. It was starting to get uncomfortable, and I was grimacing. Danger Boy asks, "what's wrong mama?" I told him that the baby was kicking me, and it was hurting a little. DB leans over my belly and yells, "BABY, STOP KICKING MAMA!!!" (on a side note- is it weird that both my kids still call me "mama" instead of mom or mommy or mother? My mom thought it was funny, since she says most kids don't).

I read the book "What to Expect When You are Expecting" when I'm pregnant because it is a good book full of all things I can't do (really, it's called the Pregnancy Bible by most people I know). I think I will re-name it "The Book of the Forbidden"! Anyway, I read this little blurb the other day and almost threw the book across the room:

Making a habit of not urinating when you feel
the need increases the risk that your inflamed
bladder may irritate the uterus and set off contractions,
so don't hold it in. When you gotta go, go....promptly.

Don't hold it in? Are you kidding me? So, at night, when I still feel the urge to pee (whether I have to go or not) I should get up every 15 minutes to walk to the potty and try to go pee? Who freakin writes this stuff? Were you ever pregnant? Do you remember how the baby's head is resting right on the bladder? Geez, like I don't have enough to worry about without wondering if my urge to pee is going to irritate my uterus and set off contractions! Ok, rant over.

Random poll for whoever reads this: Do you remember anything from any pregnancy books that you read that really ticked you off? For husbands, what pregnancy no no or supposed no no really ticked you off?


Dana Cheryl said...

I've never been pregnant but I'm sure I will be one day.

So here goes...

The whole "cat with suffocate the baby/cat will eat baby's face off because of milk breath/cat will kill baby by staring at it" thing. (ok I haven't read that last one but it makes as much sense as the other two.)

Dana Cheryl said...

p.s. please tell Erik to come to my blog!! he could have made many valid observations on his six years of braces... He's the only other person I know, besides myself, that has worn them for six years! :)

Renae said...

I quit reading those books when I was pregnant with Ross. I found their whole attitude just annoying. They give off the feeling that you will ruin your baby by just... I don't know any little thing.

lizS said...

refined sugar is THE tool of satan! if you eat even one little bite of a cookie with refined sugar in it, you will ruin your babies health!! um, WHATever!!

timpani76 said...

That's funny Liz! I get pretty annoyed with the attitude too Renae, but I miss the "knowing what's going on every month" things when I don't read it. Sigh.

Dana Cheryl said...

I saw a book at the book store a few weeks ago. I think it was called 9 Months.

It was all informative without advice type stuff.

I guess lots of moms-to-be are kinda sick of it.