Mom’s wet pants- have you laughed at yourself lately?

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I love being a mom. Am I perfect? Lord no. Do I do my best? Yes, I give being a Mom everything I have. Sometimes motherhood dishes out stuff that leaves me wondering what the heck? Why me? Like mom’s wet pants. I had 2 decent, pretty normal pregnancies. C weighed 9 lbs 9 oz. and K weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz. They were both pretty big boys. I gained 70 lbs in my first pregnancy and 75 with the second. Not the average or norm according the my Dr. but I was doing what I was told and didn’t end up with gestational diabetes or anything so I just took it as I just gain more than most women do. There are things that I was not informed of though for after my children were born. Thanks to those two 9 lb. whoppers I didn’t realize they would take a toll on my exercise routine later down the road. My body definitely ain’t what she used to be. I realized that more than ever this past week.

C was home from school sick. He had an upset stomach which ended up being a 24 hour stomach bug. He laid around for a while at first and then come bed time he was tossing his chicken and noodles. He is 8 and usually knows the feeling of oh man I’m going to throw up. Poor boy this time wasn’t quick enough the first time. I was cleaning up the hallway bathroom with towels and Lysol. From the first time he projectile vomited as a infant I realized I can not handle cleaning up puke. The smell kicks me in the nose and I’m gagging and getting sick myself. You’re probably wondering what does cleaning up puke have to do with wet pants? Well Mama’s bladder doesn’t like throw up either. As I’m cleaning up the smelly mess from the floor with one hand and covering my face with shirt and my other hand I’m gagging and coughing like mad. What happens to Mama after she has had 2 whopper of babies? Her bladder is turned to a leaky faucet at any given moment. This moment happened to be cleaning up after my boy. So when coughing and gagging gets harsh yes I wet my pants. It also happens when I jump on the trampoline, go running or attempt many jumping jacks at one time. If you see me out and see me with my legs crossed and my hand up to my face, don’t worry I’m just about to sneeze and if I don’t assume the position I’ll be wishing I had a Poise in my pocket.

wet pants Mom pee pants while running

I have been assured that this is normal for some women. During a chat with some other bloggers I learned I am not alone! Do I avoid running? Nope. I go with dark colored bottoms, a Poise if I know I’m going to be at it for a while and a good sense of humor. When I was googling about my issue I came across a post from Shut up and run and thought she takes on the issue just like me. She also shares some tips to help minimize or even stop the peeing while on the run.

kegels and squats Mom running wet pants

So I have learned to laugh at myself but not too hard because well you know. Have you learned to laugh at yourself lately? You can check out more of my Mom’s wet pants humor in my Mama’s ode to Poise post where I share a little poem with y’all.

Hey y’all! My name is Shanaka (pronounced Shonica). I live in Virginia with my husband, his daughter, my two sons, and a baby girl my husband and I had together. I'll be sharing about my new life as a Mama of a blended family along with other topics such as recipes, travel, reviews, entertainment, my love of Disney, fashion, all my baking creations and whatever other ramblings I decide to share. Email


  1. Add one more baby to that, and that is me! It drives me crazy and I seriously thought I was the only one! The hubs laughs at me when I assume the sneeze position preparing for a sneeze praying I won’t leak.

  2. Oh yes. I think once you become a Mom you learn that laughing at yourself comes with the territory!

  3. Oh the challenging life of a mom!

  4. Melissa Lewis says:

    I’m the same way! It got really bad after I had Micah, he was my big baby & the one I put all my weight on during pregnancy,175lbs of weight gain!! I have to cross my legs when I sneeze to keep from peeing on myself, jumping, & sometimes walking! Sometimes I can’t make it to the bathroom in time before it starts coming out! I use panty liners around the house & thin always pads for the public just to help catch it if it was to go!!

  5. This is hilarious! I think all moms have felt this way at one time or another. You just make the best of it and keep on going:-)

  6. Amber, you are definitely not alone mama 😉

  7. Beautifully done and with humor. With time and exercise this conditions improves. Of course, results vary! It’s like a disclaimer, but we don’t need to be afraid to laugh.
    Do what you love!

  8. I love your sense of humor in what most women hide after multiple births. I was in the hospital an extra 9 days after the birth of my first because of bladder issues. It’s just something Moms learn to live with, especially when we see what we get in exchange. 😉

  9. LOL we have all been there! Mine has gotten worse after last year’s hysterectomy.

  10. I’ve obviously never had children, but I’ve heard of this happening… I believe it was my aunt who mentioned having this problem.

  11. Oh yes! lol

  12. Ah, the joys of being a mom 🙂

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