Wednesday, March 24, 2010



So yesterday when I woke up I was feeling congested...I think it's allergies and since I can't take anything for it (or at least I'm choosing not to), I've been using my Neti Pot.  That's that genie lantern-like thing that Dr. Oz introduced us to on Oprah years back.  It's a simple process of draining the nasal cavity by running warm, saline water through one nostril and out the other.  For beginners, it can feel a bit like drowning, but once you get used to it, it's amazing and really cleans everything out.  My ears often pop and I'm left feeling great.

So I used my neti pot...ran the water through...and before I knew it, I looked down...

And there was a murder scene in my sink.

Blood clots (or maybe bloody snot) and watery blood pouring from my nose.


Only for a moment.  For I am well read where pregnancy symptoms are concerned and I know that bloody noses are very common at this time.

But I really didn't think that it would happen like that!  It was a mess, but as soon as I was done blowing it all out (after draining each nostril, you blow your nose and the heavens open up), the blood stopped.  Thank goodness.

And just now?

I sneezed.

And a little pee came out.

I'm officially falling apart.

And I'm loving every second of it.


  1. Oh god...I just laughed at your blog and a little pee came out!!Damm you Tracey. You marked my first pee leakage with your funny blog!!

  2. Oh my gosh your so cute!!!! I love it! Glad you are enjoying it!!!

  3. I'm loving it as well and your story is great! It's wonderful that you can laugh at the quirky little "side effects" of pregnancy!

  4. LOL see now I am even more afraid of the Neti pot!! =)

  5. I love me some Neti Pot! That thing ROCKS and helped me so much when I was pregnant. I didn't want to take anything either, so this worked well. I still use it now. It looks like you cleared a lot of good stuff out of there, so you should be feeling great! Oh, and is it weird that I loved hearing that you peed on yourself? You really ARE pregnant, girl!!!!! Just wait til your memory starts getting the best of you. That's the really fun part. ;)