Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The start of Grosser than Gross

You remember that game we used to play as kids? What's grosser than gross...? I have a vague recollection of some toy company or other coming out with sets of cards that had gross things on them. Or maybe I'm just thinking of the Garb@ge Pai1 Kids.

Anyway. I think I've entered the grosser than gross stage of pregnancy. You know, where parts of my body start doing things that I just never knew they would do. Or wanted to think about. First it was the snot. Then the bloody snot. Then "pink" toothbrush (which is really more like orange). The lastest grossout is that I've started leaking! I know that Megan mentioned squeezing and getting drops of liquid a little while ago, but I never knew about the leaking without any stimulation. I started noticing a little yellow spot in my bra from my nipples about a week ago. Then last night, it was a quarter sized spot! I knew about leaking once breastfeeding started, but I had no idea that it might start sooner than that. I'm only at 20.5 weeks! I did check on bbycenter, and got some reassurance from that, there seem to be plenty of other early leakers out there, so at least I don't have to worry.

And I have a feeling that there are more things that I've never heard mentioned before still to come...:-) (note: I am NOT complaining - it's more like bewildered amusement.)

11 comments:

pixi said...

Oh, how interesting. Guess you'll be shopping for nursing pads sooner than you thought?

S. said...

LOL! Yes, it only gets more interesting from here on out!
Oh, and a suggestion: panty liners! :) Especially towards the end.

Hoping said...

how cool and mysterious.....I would like leaky boobs someday too..... :)

Chee Chee said...

I never heard of this early leaking either. It's pretty interesting, in a strange sort of way . . .

Kim said...

Hehehe. You're so cute.

One Mother's Journey said...

I never knew about the leaky boobs either until it happened to me - in the grocery store. I was totally freaked out.

I second Stephanie's suggestion - boobs aren't the only thing that leaks!

Stacy said...

Grosser than gross? Hmmmm... How about the ever-abundant vaginal discharge?

Anonymous said...

wait until you lose your mucous plug...now THAT is pretty gross. Hopefully, you'll be lucky and lose it at once. Mine leaked out in gobs for a week and a half before my induction.......

Alexa said...

I had no idea that you started to leak that early...I guess you learn something new every day (whether you want to or not!)

Liz said...

Oh, something to look forward to ;)

Glad you're doing well. Take care!

k #2 said...

Yes, around 22 weeks I awoke to a completely soaked shirt -- about the size of an orange on one side! I thought my DH spilled something on me!!! My leaking has slowed a bit; although, I can squeeze and bring little droplets!