Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Blowouts

Having never been around a lot of breastfed babies, the butterscotch pudding poop is a new thing for me, and the constant "creeping of the poop" was unexpected. Pampers Swaddlers just aren't able to contain S's business. We've had several blowouts the past couple of days, but M had the worst experience last night around 4am. It began with major (but non-blowout ) poopage following the 3:30 feeding. With the diaper off and baby on the changing table (note: changing pad cover was already in the dirty clothes pile due to earlier blowout), S peed all over everything. Without the extra absorbency of the cover, the pee was free-flowing. After stripping off all the pee-soaked clothes and mopping up the mess with a mountain of burp cloths, she sneezed. With the sneeze came the next major poopage. No diaper on. I think the whole ordeal lasted about ten minutes. I think M was a smidge frustrated with the situation, and he's looking pretty worn out right now. Hopefully, there will not be a repeat this evening.

In non-poop related S news, she had her first social outing today- despite the 20 degree temperatures and snow. Leave it to me to pick the nastiest day of the year to take her out. Otis had an appointment at the groomer, so I took her to MFT to see everyone, and we went to Target. She slept the entire time, so it was a fairly pleasant experience. It was also deceptively easy considering I had three extra sets of hands. Ask me about handling her and Otis once I'm on my own!

3 comments:

Angie said...

I just want to squeeze her! I think that daygown looks familiar and it makes me want to go get knocked up. On the baby front, my sis in law(MM) is in the hospital tonight for cervidil in prep for an induction tomorrow. I am going to be an aunt. I wonder how that will change the family dynamic...

Melissa said...

AAAAAHHHH.....I remember those poopy days....still have them from time to time! Huggies have always worked well for us. Stella is adorable! We can't wait to meet her this weekend!

feather nester said...

Oh goodness, that is too funny. Not so funny for the husband, I can only imagine, but funny from the safety of Tucson. She's gorgeous, with or without nasty bodily functions.