I called my midwife, Nancy, as I was still sitting on the commode – my phone was handy, and I didn't trust my legs to support me should I lose what little resolve I had– so I was just sitting there, staring at the patch staining my nighties.
So I thought to myself, “Self, there has to be a reason you’re clenching, and experts say that clenching can be caused by stress and anxiety. So identify your stressors and be done with it.”
"...as you drift off to lullaby land, your cloud derails into this nightmare of Ellen and Daniel kissing wildly, producing a slight squeak every time their gums come together! After a few minutes of that mind image, you'll be sure to get out of bed, head towards the sink, and brush your teeth."