Monday, February 13, 2012

The Queen of Poo

First, the good news.  Henry finally figured out how to breastfeed with us both lying in bed.  Yay!  That is progress.  After a late night I had no energy to feed him sitting up so I tried this yet again.  He fussed and was frustrated for quite a while but he eventually figured it out.  He did fall asleep after about half an hour which was great. 

When I finally woke up from my in and out of sleep - as I usually do when he's in bed with me - I started getting things ready for when he woke up ... cleaning my pumping supplies and nipple shield, popping my oatmeal in the microwave, feeding the cat, etc.  Henry woke up and gave me a couple big smiles ;-) but then proceeded to give me his poop face.  You know what that is, I'm sure.  I didn't want to change him in the middle of a pooping episode so I kept on working on my stuff.  I came back later and discovered he'd had a blow out.  Again.  The good news is that it was a good colour and consistency, also a bit of an issue with him so I'm happy when he has good poop.

While dealing with this spectacular mess (down his leg and up his back) I wondered whether I should have done things differently I realized my options were:
  1. Change him in the middle of his pooping episode and risk him spraying his poop everywhere during a particularly gassy episode.
  2. Do what I did and let him poop it out and risk a major blow out. 
  3. Grab him before he started actively pooping to skip the blow out but possibly risk scenario #1 and waste another diaper.
I went with #2 and decided after the fact that it was probably the best option.  Yes, his clothes need a soaking before washing but at least he didn't poop all over my bed.

Between this little guy and my cat I am the Queen of Poo.  ;-)


  1. You could also put him on a potty (we use the Baby Bjorn Little Potty) -- it's pretty awesome to only clean poop out of a potty, and not off your baby! And even awesomer to be in sync with your baby and already understand your baby's cues!

    Check out Diaper Free Baby if you are interested! ps we are not diaper free in the slightest, but it's cool anyway.

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  3. Oh diaper blow much fun! Yeah for BFing while laying in bed! Elena & I couldn't figure that out till she was 8 or 9 months!