Saturday, June 07, 2008

Poop, the universal commonality


Warning: poop discussion about to commence:

Not to be disgusting but I must share that I did experience 2 days of back up trouble. Now, I know many women have bowel issues throughout their entire pregnancy so I am not going to complain too much about it. I will say that after 2 days, I feel that I can sympathize with the ladies.

No one likes being backed up but imagine you are backed up and in your third trimester of pregnancy. You are as big as you are going to be. You feel very awkward bearing down as your baby’s head is on your crotch. You are feeling very full in the front and obviously full in the back.

It’s not a happy feeling. Add to that that if you do bear down a bit too much you run the risk that you may receive a hemi.

Yesterday I found myself making strange noises trying for the love of Pete to relieve myself. Note that I was not in the comforts of my own home. I was unfortunately at work praying that no one I knew would walk in to the loo.

I don’t know what was more disheartening, the fact that I left the bathroom feeling unproductive or the fact that I still knew I had to somehow relieve myself.
Anyway, as I’m documenting the craziness of pregnancy, the good and the bad, I figured I’d add my two cents on poop and the need to poop.

I will say that drinking a carton of orange juice did nothing to help nor did eating more fiber and fruits.

You just have to let time do it’s thing.