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Western North Dakota , United States
My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

Friday, January 7, 2011

" You gotta use Your Kegals!" Trampolines after Babies....

I know I have never shared this story, and thought of it today on a car ride out of town, and just laughed to myself. Boy, some things people say really are true, even if we don't want to believe what we hear.

A couple of years ago, I joked to my neighbor, Ray, while "riding" a tire horse swing, being spun around uncontrollably, that you had to use your kegals....boy did I ever know just how important those muscles would ever be someday!

This all happened this last summer, after I had Hayleigh. Our neighbors had gotten a trampoline for their boys the fall before, right after I found out I was expecting Hayleigh. The boys hounded and hounded me to come and play with them on it all of the time, and I kept telling them they would have to wait until after Hayleigh was born. So, about 2 months after I had Hayleigh, I was standing next to this trampoline, when they started in on me again. Now, growing up, my mom saved up for at least 6 months and bought us a trampoline. We LIVED on that trampoline, and learned how to do just about everything on it by ourselves. Well, the boys knew I still could do flips and hand springs on this thing, so, they asked me to get on it and show them how to do a flip. So, there I was, after taking my shoes off and scrambling up on this thing. Mind you it had been over a year since I had last been on one. SO, I began to bounce up and down, and it felt like I was getting the crap shook out of me! Then... I started to feel a leak that would not STOP! I could not believe that no matter how hard I clinched, with every bounce I shook the pee out of myself! After all of this wait for this?! I did go ahead and do a flip for the boys, and then quickly got off of that trampoline and ran straight back to our house, and changed clothes, vowing not to go on that thing again unless I had not had anything to drink for at least 3 hours, and emptied my bladder before getting on it. I left that trampoline in total shock. Why didn't anyone tell me this would happen??!!! I had not had a single problem with my kegals, or peeing my pants before this, after having Hayleigh, so why this? How did my mom jump on our trampoline? Finally after grilling some other women, I found out that I was not alone, EVERYONE experienced this, so why doesn't it ever get mentioned? I guess it is too embarrassing. I still laugh about it, planning my next trip on the trampoline in the coming spring. I laugh about it now thankfully, and thought I should write it down for Hayleigh to read someday. So, future Moms- let this be a lesson to you!

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