Wednesday, August 27, 2008

If the Poo Fits...

Wear It.

Big J is a growing boy, and is growing far more rapidly than Big Sis did. As such, his expanding body is using every ounce of milk and every bite of solids, with little left over as 'waste'. When this is the case, he doesn't poo very often -maybe every 10 days or so. You can imagine the results when it does happen.

Well, yesterday was the lucky day. He woke up bright and early at 5:30am, and while snuggling in bed, I heard the near-forgotten sounds of rumbly intestines. I figured I'd wait a few minutes and be sure he'd gotten it all out before changing his diaper. I didn't want to be surprised on the changing table (Moms - you know what I'm talking about. No one needs to start their day off with a veritable fountain of poo). After a few minutes, I heard round 2, and thought it was safe to begin the cleansing. As to be expected, he had quite a present for me, and soiled his sleeper too. It was enough to warrant a bath, so I ran the water, rinsed him under the faucet, then plopped him in the tub. I turned around for a minute, then turned back and saw he had executed round 3 in the tub. I popped the drain, ran the water again, rinsed, and cleaned him as best I could under the running water. I got him dried and dressed and we were good to go for the day.

A few hours later he was hopping around in his jumper and he started fussing. I let him go for a few minutes not thinking much of it. Big Sis suddenly yells out "EWWWWWW - MOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!"

I look over at him, and he's got poo running down both legs, dripping onto the carpet. Clean-up the Sequel began with another rinse off, another bath, and a second set of clothes. It continued with carpet scrubbing and Jumper cleansing. And it finished with bathtub scrubbing due to the fallout from the bath and cleansing (not to mention a change of clothes for me due to residual poo runoff).

That was a lot of poo for one day. I'm sort of glad it will probably be at least a week before I have to expect it again. Ain't kids grand?

Other updates:
With the help of my friend Robyn, I finagled ballet slippers for Big Sis. I appreciate all the other offers of help, too.

I made chocolate cream pie and key lime pie for the event on Tuesday night. Not my finest efforts. If I had known it was a contest, I would have pulled out all the stops. The chocolate cream was a first for me, and a semi-failure. It needed to be thicker & I should have used better quality chocolate. Something to work on for the future.


Jacob, Kelly, Austin and Chase said...

Oh the dreaded fountain of poo stories. Austin had one of those once while I had him in the front pack. Not only was he covered in poo from head to toe but it dripped out all over both of my legs. All I could do was scream. I still owe my sister big time for coming to my rescue. But there isn't a whole lot you can do when your in public and your pants are covered in poo. By the way, I tried both of your pies and thought they were delicious.

Chrissy Jo said...

I love your stories! Isn't it amazing what kids do to you? I laughed when I was expecting and a friend told me that once I had kids I would be able to have an entire conversation centered around poo... It's so true! Your' pies were delightful! The key lime was fabulous!

Hi, I'm Robyn! said...

Hey girl- loved both your pies!