Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kara versus Fergie

Disclaimer: if your TMI file is large you may want to stop reading.

What do I have in common with Fergie?...Read on!

I should probably keep this to myself. This story most likely falls in the TMI category. BUT...that is what makes it funny. Besides, I must make sure the stories I write about myself are more embarrassing than the stories I write about my other family members. It is a principle of respect.

During my postpartum midwifery appointments the midwives would routinely ask a series of questions about mom's healing and then babies well-being. I was abnormally eager to answer those questions to which I had a positive response. It was like I was awaiting my goal star!

"Have you done the pee test yet?" the midwife who was leading my appointment asked delicately.

"Pee test?" I questioned.

"Have you tried peeing and then stopping midstream?"

Oh joy! I had! With success.


Tonight we went for a family walk. Ry snuggled in with dad on the sling and mom, with a mini-back-pack of diapers and a receiving blanket. (You never know when you might need to whip out a diaper on the streets of a small rural town which can be walked across in well-under an hour!)

Near the end of our walk, the air started to turn cold. The kind of cold that lines your lungs when you breathe. We were about a block away from home. I took in a breathe of air. I coughed. My bladder was full. I hadn't realized. Too full.

"Chris," I giggled. "I just peed a little."

His laughter turned into a contagious fit of hilarity. Before long we were both stopped in stitches on the sidewalk.

"Stop laughing. Because I can't stop." I begged.

Chris smiled at me. My dribble had turned into a full blown accident. I had peed my pants laughing. So much for my early success! Thankfully, we were a block from home and it was getting dark. Next time I will pack Depends instead of Pampers.

Fergie link

Bible Reflections

Luke 14:11 (New King James Version)

11 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

-I think laughing at ourselves is one way to stay humble and not let our mistakes (or accidents) get us down.


  1. followinghisfootsteps:mylegacyApril 3, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    2 babies later and I still have to be careful with the following when my bladder is full:

    Your post made me laugh out loud this morning. Good thing I had just used the bathroom!

  2. How did I miss this post?! Oh the things that are now normal after pregnancy! Good times! LOL!

  3. thank you so much for sharing this!