Meet Kymberli, a middle-school teacher from Georgia who kept this diary of her first pregnancy -- with twins!
Kymberli

Hey folks! I hope that everyone is doing well! Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the similarities between pregnancy and infancy? I think that we women and our husbands or significant others have to go through so much during pregnancy to get us prepared for the infancy of our babies. If you haven't noticed, pregnant women are mysteriously transformed into the infants they are soon to give birth to. I have thought of several startling similarities, and if any of you have any others to add, post me on the message board!

The need to pee at least ten to twelve times a day
I know we have all noticed the aggravation of feeling the pressing need to pee every minute of the day. When you get further along in your pregnancy, your over-active bladder jumps from being a minor aggravation to a downright pain in the butt because you also have to deal with your weight. When I feel that tingling sensation of impending bladder letdown, I spend ten minutes determining if it's worth my time to get up and make the seemingly long trek to the bathroom. What really gets me is when I feel like I'm about burst and wet myself at any given second. This urgent feeling usually arises at the butt-crack of dawn when I finally fall into a deep sleep. I'm usually jarred awake by my daughter using my bladder as a punching bag, making the pee-pee feeling unbearable. I haul myself out of the bed, stopping every few steps to concentrate on not peeing on myself. Have you ever noticed that when you really gotta go, the closer you get to the toilet, the worse the sensation gets? Okay, so there I am, at 3 o'clock in the morning, bladder full to maximum capacity, ready to explode, I finally get to the toilet, I sit down, expecting a flood of pee, and after all of that -- only a few measly trickles come out! What the heck is that all about? Let's not forget the sneeze that catches us off-guard or the spontaneous laughter that makes you teeter on the edge of an accident. Do you realize how much easier this whole pee thing would be if we could wear super-absorbent diapers like babies do? Pregnancy Pampers -- could I be on to something, besides the toilet?

Eating every 2 to three hours.
If I'm not in the bathroom, I'm in the kitchen. Food, food, food, food -- that's all I can think about. Just like a baby, I get frustrated when I can't eat when I want to, or even worse, when I can't find anything I want to eat. For the better part of a year, babies are dependant on just one or two food sources. For the nine months of pregnancy, women are also dependant on a few food sources, whether it's crackers to stave off morning sickness or foods you have to have to cure cravings. Cravings -- so far, my biggest craving has been eggs, cooked any way. Boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, especially ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches. Yesterday, for a change, I had a killer craving for Fritos and bean dip of all things. Eggs and beans -- the two put together do absolutely nothing to help with the farting thing. Frank has had his own cravings lately. He has been hooked on the Big Bacon Classic combo from Wendy's and nachos with extra jalapenos. I think that there may be a depletion in the ozone layer over our house from all of the methane gas the two of us have been releasing.



The need to pee at least ten to twelve times a day
I know we have all noticed the aggravation of feeling the pressing need to pee every minute of the day. When you get further along in your pregnancy, your over-active bladder jumps from being a minor aggravation to a downright pain in the butt because you also have to deal with your weight. When I feel that tingling sensation of impending bladder letdown, I spend ten minutes determining if it's worth my time to get up and make the seemingly long trek to the bathroom. What really gets me is when I feel like I'm about burst and wet myself at any given second. This urgent feeling usually arises at the butt-crack of dawn when I finally fall into a deep sleep. I'm usually jarred awake by my daughter using my bladder as a punching bag, making the pee-pee feeling unbearable. I haul myself out of the bed, stopping every few steps to concentrate on not peeing on myself. Have you ever noticed that when you really gotta go, the closer you get to the toilet, the worse the sensation gets? Okay, so there I am, at 3 o'clock in the morning, bladder full to maximum capacity, ready to explode, I finally get to the toilet, I sit down, expecting a flood of pee, and after all of that -- only a few measly trickles come out! What the heck is that all about? Let's not forget the sneeze that catches us off-guard or the spontaneous laughter that makes you teeter on the edge of an accident. Do you realize how much easier this whole pee thing would be if we could wear super-absorbent diapers like babies do? Pregnancy Pampers -- could I be on to something, besides the toilet?

Eating every 2 to three hours.
If I'm not in the bathroom, I'm in the kitchen. Food, food, food, food -- that's all I can think about. Just like a baby, I get frustrated when I can't eat when I want to, or even worse, when I can't find anything I want to eat. For the better part of a year, babies are dependant on just one or two food sources. For the nine months of pregnancy, women are also dependant on a few food sources, whether it's crackers to stave off morning sickness or foods you have to have to cure cravings. Cravings -- so far, my biggest craving has been eggs, cooked any way. Boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, especially ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches. Yesterday, for a change, I had a killer craving for Fritos and bean dip of all things. Eggs and beans -- the two put together do absolutely nothing to help with the farting thing. Frank has had his own cravings lately. He has been hooked on the Big Bacon Classic combo from Wendy's and nachos with extra jalapenos. I think that there may be a depletion in the ozone layer over our house from all of the methane gas the two of us have been releasing.

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