Today I had an interesting day at work. It was 3 o'clock in the afternoon. I was at work trying to resolve a client issue with my friend, Alfonso. Before we went to speak to our friend, Ken, to help us with our client issue, I told Alfonso that I had to go to the bathroom. (I spend a lot of time there every day going #1 since you have nestled so close to my bladder.) After taking care of business, Alfonso and I went to Ken's office to discuss our client issue.
As your mother tried to explain what she believed was going on with the client, I was stopped mid-sentence with a strange feeling. "Hmm... What's that? Is that...? No... It can't be..." Sensing something wrong, Ken and Alfonso looked at me.
"Are you okay?" they asked.
"Um... I either just peed my pants... or my water just broke," I announced.
A flurry of activity happened from that moment to get me out of the office and to the hospital. Alfonso agreed to drive me (even though I wasn't having any signs of contractions). On the way to the hospital, I called the triage nurse, and she advised me to do the following before coming to the hospital: change into some dry clothes, put on a sanitary pad, and if it's still wet or soaking in 15 minutes, I should come to the hospital. If it's dry in 15 minutes, I probably just wet my pants.
Instead of going to the hospital, I asked Alfonso to take a detour to CVS to buy some adult diapers for me (what a trooper!). Then, we went to his house, since it was nearby, and I borrowed some sweat pants from his wife, Beth. I did as the triage nurse ordered; I changed my clothes and waited. All I could think was, "I'm not ready. I haven't even finished the nursery. I haven't finished my birthing classes! I don't even have a bag packed! Crap!"
After 15 minutes - there was nothing. I called the triage nurse back, and we concluded that I just wet my pants. She said that it was a common occurrence for women at my stage in pregnancy since the baby is pressing down on the bladder. (I thought that it was weird since I literally went potty seconds before the accident... Oh well.) At that news, I decided to go back to work.
On the way back to work, I couldn't help but think of this scene from the movie, Billy Madison:
Best quote from this scene? "You ain't cool unless you pee your pants." So there you go.