Last night, we had kind of a scare. I'll spare you the gross details, but let's just say that a large quantity of liquid came out from my...nether regions. We were worried that my water might have broken. Being that I'm only 22 weeks pregnant, that would obviously have been a major problem. The liquid didn't really have much odor, and we couldn't think what else it possibly could have been.
We contacted the midwife on call, and she advised us to come into the birth center right away so she could check to see what it was. So we had to drag Sly out of bed - after midnight - hop in the car, and head over there. The midwife explained the ways she would check whether it had been amniotic fluid: she'd use a test strip, look at my cervix to see whether anything was coming out, and take a sample to look at under the microscope.
We waited nervously while she conducted the various tests, but were finally able to sigh in relief when she informed us that they all came out negative. We were still pretty baffled, though, about what could have happened. She told us delicately that the only possibility was that it was urine. Are you kidding me? I PEED MYSELF?! Haha. It's pretty embarrassing, especially since I didn't even feel like I was...going. But it's also kind of amusing. The baby had been kicking me really low down all night, and I guess she just put a lot of pressure on my bladder.
Anyways, everything seems to be well for now. But I should probably start doing more Kegels, as they always suggest, to avoid anymore incidents like this... ;-)