Almost Baby Time!

Hey Siestas! It seems like everyone is in Woodstock, Georgia, this weekend for the live recording of Travis’ new album. Very Very Pregnant Girl (that’s me, AKA VVPG) is unable to travel and join in on the fun. I feel like I’m just waiting around for something exciting to happen at this point. The countdown to my due date is just nineteen days. I’m considered full term now at 37 weeks and am definitely feeling it! I believe all Baby Girl is really doing at this point is gaining weight. I always think about how wise God was when He planned it this way. How much would it stink to carry around a seven pounder for several months? It’s proof of God’s mercy that they don’t get this big until the very end.

We’re almost completely ready for Baby Girl to get here. The nursery has been transformed from blue and brown to pink, yellow, green, and blue. Her closet is perfectly organized and filled with all kinds of wonderful things. I’ve got a package of newborn Pampers Swaddlers ready to do what they were created to do. I have an appointment for fresh highlights on Tuesday. Oh, and a friend gave me a gift certificate for a pedicure so I’ll have pretty toes in the hospital. How sweet of her!

I’ve been packing in every opportunity to do this or that with friends since I will be home bound for a while once she comes. Curtis and I are having a date night tonight since we never know when it will be our last chance! I’m sure we truly do have 19 days to go, but we feel like we’re in any-minute-mode.

So I’m having the common fear of every VVPG. What if my water breaks in public? Y’all, I’m terrified of this. I really wasn’t afraid of it when I was expecting Jackson because I’d never experienced that phenomenon before. Ignorance was bliss. When it happened to me in my hospital bed I was horrified. I will refrain from describing it in detail, but it was much more dramatic than I was prepared for. I actually cried, y’all. It was the beginning of the end of my modesty and dignity, which were basically decimated during the next few days. Is anyone with me on this? And look at the result – three years later I’m writing about my water breaking on a blog!

I was telling a friend that I’m preparing to sequester myself late next week so that I can avoid my water breaking in public. (It remains to be seen if I will actually stick to this.) Then she asked me if I’ve ever actually known anyone who this happened to. Nope. Can’t think of anyone.

Since we women love to tell our birth stories, I thought some of you who have experienced your water breaking in public might want to share. Was it awful or were you too excited to care?

I’m not sure my mom and sister won’t be horrified by this blog post. I have no way of knowing since they’re at Travis’ concert. Maybe my acid reflux, swollen ankles, inability to breathe well, crowded rib cage, and frequent trips to the powder room are clouding my judgment. If this post disappears, you’ll know why. In the meantime, I’m claiming that it’s better to ask for forgiveness than for permission!


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  1. 101
    kathleen in TX says:

    I have had four pregnancies and have never had my water break in public. There’s nothing like childbirth to take a toll on modesty and dignity! I will be praying for you and baby girl as your delivery is getting closer!

  2. 102
    Casi says:

    Oh, Amanda, do I have a story for you!

    When I was 38 weeks pregnant with my daughter, I thought my water may have broken (apparently it was just ‘leaking’ at the time) so I called his after hours service and his partner, who did not know me at all, told me that I didn’t know what I was talking about…

    So the next morning, I’m still having the same experience so I go in to seem my doctor. He checks to see if my water has truly broken and, girl, it rushes out like a raging river! The next thing I know, I see my very dignified doctor doing a jig at the bottom of the exam table and saying ‘oh no, my shoes…I think they may be ruined.’

    And people wonder why I’m just now considering having another child – 10 years later!

    Anyway, my prayers are with you and I the good news is that that little experience cemented our long standing friendship so the Lord did give me a thread of home on which to hang ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings to you and your family as you await baby girl’s arrival!

  3. 103
    Cathy Davis says:

    It’s certainly something you’ll never forget ;).

    When I was 36 weeks (with my second child), my water broke when I was at Wal-Mart. YES at Wal-Mart while at the check-out line!

    I was so confused as to what had just happened that I went out the wrong way and back in the other way.

    Allow me to provide some comfort – if your water breaks while you’re out in public, there’s a really good chance you’ll never see those people again anyway :-). You won’t remember them one bit and you’ve given them something enjoyable to talk about for a little while.

    Just relax – it’ll be fine no matter what happens. (I know that’s easier said than done.)

  4. 104
    Kimberly says:

    My doc had to break my water both times for me, so I’m not speaking from personal experience, but my understanding is that, usually, when the water breaks, it usually trickles out rather than gushing, because the baby is settled so low in the pelvis. I think it usually only gushes when you’re lying down and the baby has shifted.

  5. 105
    Anonymous says:

    I’m totally telling on my sister-in-law. A week and a half before my niece was due, my sister-in-law was out running errands: getting her hair highlighted, bikini wax, facial, stop at James Coney Island for some cheese fries…all the while, she kept feeling like she was tinkling herself just a little. Eventually, she called my brother, a doctor, and told him what was going on. He totally freaked! He broke it to her that she’d in fact been leaking amniotic fluid all over town! She had a friend drive her to the hospital. She was mortified! But well groomed!

  6. 106
    Denise says:

    WOW! I am sorry you missed the concert, Amanda! Words cannot describe the mighty movement of the Holy Spirit last night! God was there! Travis, Beth, Cindy, and the team stepped aside and let God take control! We brought our middle school girls, and they can’t stop talking about it. They said they had never felt so free to worship. Praise Him!

    My heart’s cry is Beth’s words, “God do something only You can do”. Amen!

  7. 107
    Anonymous says:

    I was a bank teller and was standing up processing a deposit in my drive through window when all of a sudden,my water broke!! I hollered at another worker to come watch my window and ran to the bathroom. Another co worker brought me a huge rolled up towel to stick in my pants, I looked really cute walking out of the bank with that between my legs!!!

  8. 108
    Anonymous says:

    I was very pregnant with my third son and my middle son wanted me to lay down with him. He was 2 at the time. I was so tired. I woke up a few hours later and felt a warm gush in the bed! I thought, My water has broke! Let’s go. Strange though that I felt no pain. It finally dawned on me that my 2 year old was PEEING on me in his sleep!

  9. 109
    Nathan, Stephanie, Trevor & Cody says:

    My first son was born via c-section at 37.5 weeks (he was breech and I was considered “in labor” at a 4 with very mild contractions). My second son was a scheduled induction on my due date and they broke my water as part of the induction. The “breaker” looks like that Tupperware thing you peel an orange with! :o) It was very uncomfortable the rest of the day.

    Anyway, I just want to tell you I feel for you. Pregancy is such a sweet, sweet blessing and such a wonder and enjoyment….but that last month or two can be rough. I remember the crowded ribs–the poking of the little feet, ankles and elbows! My second one would press deep into my pelvis and almost feel like he was standing up on my bladder!! I had heartburn with both of my boys. And then there’s trying to get comfortable in bed….my husband would chuckle as I had to heave myself up and over to “roll” on my side! But, it’s all worth it!! Blessings to you and your family. Will be praying for you as you welcome new baby girl into your family. (And for Jackson to be a “welcoming” big brother!) :o)
    Stephanie from MO

  10. 110
    Christina says:

    With my 1st I was induced and they broke my water at the hospital. My water did break with the 2nd and it was kind of in public. I had taken the day off work because I was not feeling well. I took a nap after lunch and when I woke up it felt like I had peed myself. I thought maybe my water was breaking but I wasn’t sure because I was expecting a big gush. I had to go pick my niece up at school that day. So I put on a pad and went to get her. When I got out of the car to walk up to the school I felt a really big gush and knew that my water had broken. It didn’t splash on the ground but my pants were soaked. The pad was absolutely no help at all. I just pulled my shirt way down and tried to walk normally. I got my niece, went home and called my then husband and we went to the doctor’s office. I had to sit in the waiting room for about 20 minutes or so with wet pants. I was kind of uncomfortable but I don’t think anyone else really noticed either at the school or the doctor’s office. Besides it’s just part of having a baby so don’t worry about it…if it happens it happens and you will be okay. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. 111
    Anonymous says:

    My water broke at home with 1 and in the hospital with the other. Now I am pregnant with my third. I am only 10 weeks. But, this morning, I went into my 7 year old’s room and she had a nice neat pile of suitcases and boxes packed and labeled for New York. She told me she is moving there. There was an empty picture frame on her desk. She took out my picture and packed it, to remember me by. Ouch!!! I’d rather have my water break on the red carpet of the Oscars than see that pile of luggage destined for New York again!!
    Lisa in Rl, IL

  12. 112
    Lisa Bryant says:

    Hey Amanda,

    It was so nice to read your post this morning!Let me just say that I am so with you on the modesty point. I am a very private person and was mortified by the whole being in labor deal. Not a smidge of dignity left. But the most beautiful baby girl as a result. I hope you have a very restful last few days and a speedy delivery to come. You will definitely be in my prayers.

    Many blessings to you,
    Lisa Bryant

  13. 113
    Denise says:

    Do not fear about your water breaking in public. God understands and knows this is important to you. Besides, when it happens … all you can think about is that sweet baby! No one else matters!

  14. 114
    Jennifer @ Taking My Time says:

    My doctor broke my water with all three deliveries. I just slightly had the fear of it breaking anywhere else.

    And I hear ya about the acid reflux. Had it with two of my pregnancies but it never stopped me from eating at 11 o’clock at night ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 115
    Nana 2 four says:

    Amanda, I am reaching back into the recesses of my mind to remember since I had my first one over 23 years ago! But my water never broke with any of my 3 girls. They always had to break it at the hospital. When I had my last little one 19 years ago, they couldn’t even break it with that thing they use – looks like a knitting hook! The doctor had to actually get a tiny pair of scissors and cut it! I am not kidding! I had a look of horror on my face when I saw those snippers emerging!

    Praying for you! My daughter is about 10 weeks away from little boy #2.

    In Him,

  16. 116
    Three Fold Cord says:

    VVPG, Missed you soo!!!
    We were all together and enjoyed some great mexican together. Praying for you and these final days. They are tough but oh so worth it. I was just snugglin’ on my baby this AM and smellin’ his sweet little head. Priceless!!!!

  17. 117
    Talk About It says:

    Well, I carried twins to term 25 years ago – 6.13 and 7.2 and I was scared to death that my water would break in public too. But not near as scared as my HUSBAND. We had just bought a new car and he made me sit on plastic trash bags for three months. My water did break, but it was at home in bed and we were two hours from my doctors. Oh me oh my.

    Enjoy Jackson these next few weeks – life is fixin’ to change – and girls are wonderful. I have a little Valentine outfit for my first grand daughter here at work -just waiting for the postman – sooo girly. 8)

  18. 118
    Marni says:

    I laid down at the in-laws to have a nap. My water broke in their bed. I just thought public would be worse, but nope, in their bed was ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mother in law was a total sweetheart about it, but still. I. was. mortified.

  19. 119
    Kristin says:

    Can’t believe I’m posting this…it totally happened to me at work and it was a TON all over a tile floor. In retrospect, I don’t know what I was thinking, but I left work right away and walked 3 blocks to my car with my shoes sloshing and amniotic fluid dripping behind me (your body continues to produce it even after your water breaks, so it just kept coming in a slow, steady stream). Drove myself to the doctor’s office and she sent me straight to the hospital. So…it can happen, but I made it through and lived to tell about it!

    Oh, and my daughter was premature, so this all happened and all I could really think of was – I don’t even have a carseat or a crib! So just take a moment and thank Him that all those things are taken care of already. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 120
    JoLynn Handel says:

    I am not modest after having three children so I’ll share my funny moments with you because I love you. I had all of my children early so you’re wise to be in “ready” mode. My first at 37 weeks. My second at 38 weeks and my third at 33 wks. With my first I lost my “muscus plug” in the grocery store. This isn’t anything like your water breaking but I knew SOMETHING had happened and found my husband and said we have to get home RIGHT NOW!!!! They had to break my water w/ all three of mine so I think are odds are on your side that your water won’t break in public!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ After I had my third I could not control my bladder AT ALL!!! The first time I went to the store after I had my baby girl, I went alone and was just trying to pick up a few necessaties. I was in the back of Meijer and had to go potty – the bathrooms are at the front of the store. I should have worn a “Depends” but didn’t. I looked around wondering what I was going to do. I just stood there because I couldn’t move. I tried to distract my thoughts of how BAD I needed to go. It didn’t work, so I began making myself towards the bathrooms, with each step I took I was “leaking” had totally gone all that I needed to go by the time I got to the front of the store. Needless to say, I didn’t buy the neccessities. Went out to my car with very wet pants, and noticable and called my hubby on my cell cracking up all the way home. It was either that or cry and I’d always rather laugh!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re in our prayers. I can’t wait to read your blogs describing how different girls are than boys!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you, jl

  21. 121
    Anonymous says:

    I wish I could say it only happens on television, but my mother was extremely pregnant with my youngest brother when I was nearlt 9 years old. She had gained 65 pounds, her ankles had inflated to volleyball size and she was miserable. On my birthday we had a party and went to church afterwards. As she was sitting there her water started dripping. She quietly got up and headed for the door when it BROKE! If that was not bad enough, her adorable unslfish daughter (me) hollared out – that kid better not come on MY birthday! She was mortified.

  22. 122
    Dana N says:

    What a delight this blog has become for me. Every morning I check to see if there is a new post and I’m so happy when I see one! I think it is great that you shared your fear with us Siestas! You have gotten some great stories-and advice.

    When my daughter was expecting her first child, I lived an hour or so away. I couldn’t bear the thought of her going through childbirth without me. I had been with her all day and was supposed to go home that evening but had a strong feeling (the HOly Spirit no doubt) that I shouldn’t leaver her. Her husband was working the overnight shift so I was literally sleeping at the foot of her bed on an air mattress when I awoke to find her on her hands and knees in the middle of the bed. “I think my water broke”, she said. I jumped straight up and called her husband. She was right and Lily Grace was born about 17 hours later.

    God bless you, Sweetie and please keep your Siestas posted as we are all looking forward to the birth of you sweet baby girl!

  23. 123
    Tisha says:

    Hi Amanda,
    My water broke while I was walking the halls of the hospital, talking to my husband, my best friend and GASP my pastor. I was horrified and ran ran ran back to my room, shut the door, and told everyone to stay out. The nurse came in and helped me get sort of back in order. Good luck-will be praying for you!!
    Lots of love, Tisha

  24. 124
    Anonymous says:

    Well, I was hoping to read some funny stories about water breaking in public but see there…it’s not as common as you thought. I guess it’s the movies that make us all so darn paranoid for the dramatic. My water was broken for me in the hospital at 37 1/2 weeks. I actually think what the 40-year-old single lady said is a great idea…where Depends!! I would totally do it and not feel silly for a second! By the way, to that girl…you are not sad. My 9-month old has been sick for 5 days now and I’d love to have the hours of quiet to myself to study the Reformation, ha!

  25. 125
    Anonymous says:

    3 babies,
    broke everytime in public…(it is all comparative to what used to mortify us to what is worth being mortified over.)
    9 hours labor totatl last was born in 16 minutes ( I am dead serious 16 no nurse just my man and the doctor)
    Still looking for pre-pregancy jeans…But when I get to heaven I shall have a divine body and it will all be forgotten:-}

  26. 126
    The Purtle's says:

    oh, I so know exactly where you are right now!! I just had my baby girl 2 months ago. And, just wait…you’re in for such a pink treat!! ๐Ÿ™‚ My water broke in the middle of the night, and at first, it was just a little bit…enough to make me go, “oh, did I wet on myself?” Then, after I stood up for a while, it started to run down my leg more…but, if I had been in public, I think it could have been disguised. I will pray for you right now…b/c I remember exactly what these last few weeks feel like!! You’ll make it!! I remember thinking that I was jealous of those women who had their babies before 40 weeks…but, know, that she’s here…all is well. (I went into labor on my due date exactly at 40 weeks) And, to look at it in a positive light, I think that on the most part, the babies nurse better, sleep better, and have less tummy problems when they come out later….so there is a pay-off for what you’re going through now! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait for pictures!!!

  27. 127
    Anonymous says:

    I just wanted to let you know how good God was when my water broke. The blessed morning I was in a meeting at work. I worked with several ladies but the boss was a single man. I felt a bit off that day but got through the meeting. As soon as I walked in the door at my mom’s house, ka-splash! As gross as it was I remember thanking God that he postponed it until I was safe at my mom’s house.

  28. 128
    Charlotte says:

    With my first, now 7 years old, I went to the hospital early in the morning with contractions… they sent me home and said it could be another week or two (I think they thought I was a first-timer who was overreacting). Left the hospital, went home and relaxed, had lunch, took a nap on the couch with my hubby… when I woke up and stood up to go to the bathroom, it came gushing out in the middle of the living room floor! I remember squeezing my legs together, as if that would stop it, and my husband not knowing what to do and just laughing at me as I tried to walk to the bathroom with my legs crossed!

    The 15-minute drive to the hospital was miserable…and then getting out of the car and gravity taking over with more gushing… getting in the elevator and a man looking at me strangely with my soaked pants. My husband assured me that the huge belly probably told him what the problem was.

    I remember the nurses looking at me, a little surprised I was back… then a nurse who came in after they’d gotten me in the bed, asking “are you sure your water broke?” Like, what else could it be???

    The next 2 were induced so my dr. broke my water, first one was after the epidural and the next one was before – but I didn’t feel a thing with either. Hope it goes well… and if it doesn’t, you really won’t care once that little bundle of sheer joy arrives!

  29. 129
    Anonymous says:

    Please post a picture of you sweet VVPG! My last child was 10 lbs. 2-1/2 ozs. and I am so thankful that my husband took pictures so I can look back and remember just how big my stomach was!

    Dana in Tennessee

  30. 130
    Anonymous says:

    This happened to me at midnight. I was in a dead sleep and felt like I had to get to the bathroom, so I did, groggy and all. Because of the all consuming pressure, I’d say you have time to get to a bathroom, unless you’re at a ballpark or something where the line is a mile long! I’m praying if you do have it happen in public, it’ll be no big deal. Maybe carry an extra pair of pants in your purse!

  31. 131
    Anonymous says:

    The story that kills me of a VVPG was a friend of mine who went out to eat close to her due date AND GOT STUCK IN THE RESTAURANT BOOTH!!! The manager had to unscrew the table from the floor to get her out . . .

  32. 132
    Grumpy Pants says:

    Ok, so I’ve never had a baby, but my cousin did last year. And her water broke in Outback Steakhouse while she and her husband were having dinner. Actually it happened at the table while they were visiting with a deacon and his wife from church. They hurridly left and the deacon fit the bill for thier dinner. I guess that’s one way to get a free meal.

  33. 133
    Denise says:


    Had to add that Beth was a blonde bomb ๐Ÿ™‚ at the concert! She looked like a shining star – loved her hair and outfit! Can’t believe she is a grandmother of 2!

  34. 134
    Anonymous says:

    About the modesty: Goodness gracious! Can we not have any privacy even when labor and delivery demand that the doctor and nurses be “THERE”?!

    “Can we be in the delivery room with you?!” NO!

    “Would you like us to tape the birth?!” Are you kidding me?! There is a very good reason why God put my face way up here, and all of “that” business WAY down there. No! I just want the bare essentials of people involved, everyone to pretend they’re not seeing ANYTHING, and a sweet newborn baby brought to my face for its first kisses. The end! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Hello there VVPG! I too can relate to your fears, however, after three kiddos (with one on the way)I can tell you that all were safely contained in the hospital. The doctor broke #1 and #3, although to be honest it did SHOOT across the room with #1. He ducked and said WOAH! Ridiculously embarrasing. With #2 it broke on it’s own about a minute before he was born.—–totally different story here, too. No doctor, just a nurse delivered since the doctor on call wouldn’t believe that I was in labor! I finally went in when I couldn’t stand it any longer and cute little thing was born 17 minutes later!
    Best of luck to you (now that you’re terrified) and I will be praying for a safe and happy delivery for you both!

  36. 136
    Anonymous says:

    My advice would be to have some “super pads” on hand. My water broke at home, and lucky for me, a friend of mine had prepared me with a few. They were intended for after, but I was really glad to have them before. If you’re anything like me, you might even where one if you’re going out. This way, you at least have a little protection. My water didn’t gush until the doctor poked around in her office. That was when modesty was no longer a word in my vocabulary. I’m sure my husband witnessed things that no man is ever prepared to see…Blessings to you and your new little girl!

  37. 137
    Melissa says:

    Hey, Amanda,

    I feel your pain at being left out…and having swollen ankles, along with all manner of other end-of-pregnancy discomforts. Take heart! You are NOT alone – in your discomfort, loneliness, or fears! I gave birth four months ago, and my water had to be broken after I was given my epidural! I was glad for that, but it was still not a proud moment for me when my husband shyly and embarrassed told me later that was the least attractive part of the process for him. Nice.

    Keep up the good work – you’ll be holding your sweet babe (and sleep deprived!) before you know it!!

  38. 138
    Anonymous says:

    With my first baby my water starting LEAKING during mid week prayer service, my husband was in Bible school and serving as the parttime music director for a little church 30 miles from our home. We were very young and very stupid but smart enough to high tail it out of there and get back to the hospital in the city. Our daughter was born about 12 hours later! Leaking water is a very strange experience ๐Ÿ˜‰ It just keeps coming and coming and coming, it’s wise to have a lot of towels on hand!

  39. 139
    Nichole's Mom says:

    It never happened to me in public, but I was ready for it at all times… a friend had warned me so when ever I went to the grocery store I carried around a jar of pickles so that if it happened I could drop it and blame it on the pickles! Yes, I was prepared to lie. I guess I wasn’t prepared at all times cause I don’t know what I would have done had it happened at church. Although one time the baby moved funny and I pottied a little bit… Everyone knew who’s fault it was though and you know how we women stick together! The sad thing is that still happens now when I sneeze unexpectedly or laugh to hard… I still blame it on the kids. Love you Amanda!


  40. 140
    Suzanne says:

    If you water breaks in public, your nice round and belly and hollering in pain should give people a clue that you did not have an accident, but you need help to get to the hospital because you are going to have a BABY! Remember how you loose all dignity with the birth of your first baby…it’s kind of the same thing if your water breaks in public. No time for embarrasment.

    Love and prayers to you Amanda

  41. 141
    believingod says:

    You are right about the modesty thing. After birthing a baby it seems that you don’t care who looks where as long as they hurry it up. I pray for your birth to be without any complications and if one shall arise that your dr. knows just what to do. Have you read Multiple Blessings by Kate (Jon and Kate plus 8) Gosslin It is awesome and you need to get it NOW! Especially if you are staying home for awhile!

  42. 142
    km says:

    I was home mostly with my first born…and didn’t have that fear much. With #2 and #3 I was grateful to have some toddler diapers with me just in case. And I’ll have to confess that I wore pads some places…just in case. Of course, my water had to be broken all 3 times by the OB. My kids heads were just to far down there to allow any water to trickle out.

  43. 143
    Sunni-Nichole' says:

    To the opposite extreme- When I was 36 weeks pregnant I woke up in the middle of the night and was convinced my water had broken. I went in to the hospital to find that I had actually just wet the bed. VERY EMBARRASSING!

  44. 144
    Christina L says:

    I feel your pain. I always feared having my water break in public. Fortunately, it never did. Both times were in the hospital while being induced. I honestly don’t know of anyone who has experienced this. Good luck and try to enjoy the last few days before she arrives; because you will be a very busy momma after that. I have 2 kids, as well.

  45. 145
    Carmen says:

    You and I would totally be friends if we lived closer ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re the same age and have similar aged children. Anyway, my question is…do you plan to put bows on your sweet little baby girls head? If so, I’d LOVE to make you a bow holder if you don’t already have one.. (as a gift)..even though I don’t know you..we’re sisters in Christ and we’ll definitely be hanging out in heaven. Anyway, if you want one. You can check out my website. It’s I do mural paintings too, but I live in KC and it’s probably too far to come and paint for you :). So if you scroll down on my website you’ll see the “personalized bow holders” and I can custom make it to match your nursery. You can contact me from my website if you’d like one. Again, my gift! I just love your family and your mom and her ministry!!

  46. 146
    Anonymous says:


    I agree with Sue and Arizona Leah, but I was not brave enough to be the first to say it. The pickle jar thing must be an old-wives tale or something. It makes no rational sense. First of all, how would one explain the mess on their pants? Dump the juice all over their shirt or something? Most importantly, I know your water is just fine and healthy, but I could not do that to someone. I would have to be honest because I could not let them clean-up my body fluids without telling them. I would want to know.

    Also, I second Lori on the embarrassment thing with kids. They will embarrass the daylights out of you when you get older, even when they know better. I have been around a lot of children in my life, but one of my nieces takes the cake. She is the most onery child I have ever seen. I’m convinced she is the most onery child east of the Mississippi. Every day she is onery. She likes to call me if I send clothes and tell me “I don’t like it.” When she goes out with her parents, she lets the cashier know that she’s going to get spanked when she gets home-FROM HER STROLLER. Let me say, she is not getting spanked (1/2 the problem) and she is only 4.

    Amanda, I mean this when I say you have been blessed. Having a boy first and a girl second. Being on the same page with your hubby (most of the time, right?). You have a very loving, God-loving family. You don’t have to post this one. I just wanted you to know. I am in prayer for you.

  47. 147
    Jes says:

    Can’t help you, sister, but am praying for you!

    My water had to be broken by my midwife both times.

    With #1, I was floating around in a big horse trough, because I wanted to birth at home and our 100 yr. old house didn’t have a tub big enough for me!

    Just an encouragement…having a little girl is one of the most precious gifts in the WORLD! We have one of each, and I love them both to pieces…but having a daughter brings out a tenderness in me, and an appreciation for beauty that I don’t think I’d have otherwise.

    Love her to pieces!
    I know you will! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lisa says:

    Oh, Amanda. This post made me laugh so much. You are so cute. With both of my pregnancies, my water broke in the hospital after labor had been induced. I was surprised the first time (like you were) with the gush of liquid that poured out of my body. I had always heard it described as a trickle. Yeah right! We’ll be praying for you over the coming weeks that all will go well. Can’t wait to hear the good news!

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    Kate says:

    Sometimes I’m delighted to be single. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Kudo’s to y’all with that procreation power!

    Don’t have my own baby story, but a memory of my sis’ pregnancy:
    When I was twelve I recall my older sister walking around the store trying to get some cute hospital clothes before she had the baby…whatever. She walked with one arm holding her belly and the other searching for clothes. I cried the whole time…I was certain if she let go of her belly, the baby would fall out.

    I’m more educated now ๐Ÿ™‚ and after this blog and the comments…even more educated.

    Here’s to hoping the tide is low and the delivery is fast.


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    Anonymous says:

    Hey VVPG,
    I have never known anyone who has had their water break in public either. My water broke at home, early in the morning (like 5am) with both pregnancies. The first time was a waterfall, the second time a trickle that they had to “re-break” during labor in the hospital. From all the comments I’ve seen, looks like it is not likely to happen in public, and even if it does, you’ll be happy to hurry out of the store and be on your way!
    Praying for you and baby girl! Can’t wait to hear your “birth story”! : )
    Carol in NC

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