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:
- Change him in the middle of his pooping episode and risk him spraying his poop everywhere during a particularly gassy episode.
- Do what I did and let him poop it out and risk a major blow out.
- Grab him before he started actively pooping to skip the blow out but possibly risk scenario #1 and waste another diaper.
Between this little guy and my cat I am the Queen of Poo. ;-)