Funny, how so much changes, yet so much stays the same. Case in point: bedwetting. Truth be told, I’ve had long standing issues with this phenomenon. As a child, I’d pee the bed all the time. Until how old, you wonder? Well, let’s just say I REMEMBER IT, so it wasn’t like I was only two. I think this went on for a while.
In fact, my parents even invested in the “Wee Alert” system from Sears to try to curb the problem. The premise of this dry-sleep system was to put a metal sheet under the bed linens that sounded an alarm the second any wetness touched it. Basically, bed wetters had the piss scared right out of them. For me, it did not work. I just slept through the alarm and peed anyway.
Eventually the problem stopped. But then it started back up. In college. And grad school. And well, my late 20s too. Yes, I’ll tell you without shame: I was an adult bed-wetter. Don’t feel sorry for me. I didn’t have some sort of incontinence problem. It wasn’t health related whatsoever. The root of my issue? Cabernet. Yep. That’s all. So I switched white and voila! A dry night’s rest every time!
However, now that I’m in the final weeks of this pregnancy, I figure it’s a good time to bust out my waterproof mattress pad again. Not that my water breaking last time was a big deal — it was nothing like the Niagara Falls I envisioned from the movies — but you never know. I’d rather rest assured for the next six weeks that I won’t be destroying my bed with the onset of labor. Sweet dreams!