Monday, April 16, 2012

Yellow Zebra

I was having a nice little cuddle session after feeding B today and looked down later to discover a mysterious yellow zebra on the Boppy pillow. Zebras aren't yellow, you might be wondering. Nevermind that some of the animals on this pillow cover are of proper coloring and others, like giraffes are blue. But this zebra? This zebra is indeed white with black stripes (or isn't it that they are actually black with white stripes?). Anyway, this zebra was now yellow. And we're not talking about urine here. It was straight poo.

I was laughing as I talked with my friend Lauren about her twins having blowouts and how I hadn't experienced such things (lucky me! my kid is so special!) until literally, the next day I experienced my very own blowout. And let me set the record straight that I'm comfortable talking to Lauren about parent/baby crap because she went through hell and high water plus multiple miscarriages to get those babies. And then the next day, another blowout. Now we've lost count of how much poo has been discovered on our clothes, baby items, skin, you name it. I even *vomit* discovered some suspicious yellow on his bouncer yesterday. Let's just say I'm thrilled we chose a dark color for that thing. Baby crap can sure get massively dir-tay. We've also started giving him Poly-Vi-Sol drops (he drinks that baby straight and likes it) every other day and that makes the whole poo process even more grodie. I urban dictionaried that for you in case you needed more explanation on the word.

We've also decided that there is an acceptability factor when it comes to baby urine. Not only does he have blowouts (and please don't advise me that his diapers don't fit because we've tried two sizes and three different brands and none are blowout-proof-- and no I don't want to hear about cloth diapering because I'm too lazy), but he pees like a racehorse. I have been peed on probably 30 times, y'all. At this point, I don't even flinch and half the time, I don't even change my clothes. I know. I'm repulsive. If it's sort of small or in a place that will dry quickly or if I'm not going anywhere anytime soon, I don't change. I know. Urine is sterile, right? And somehow it feels more acceptable coming out of an 8-week old munchkin.

I'll update traveling with a newborn and our visit to Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA soon with some photos. Until then, I'll leave you with a photo that currently is without a caption. Because, I mean... it speaks for itself, no?

no. he did not sleep there.



Molly said... [Reply to comment]

Loooooooooooove the photo!!!! So sweet! And I love when u said u experienced "your very own blowout." At first I thought TMI, Brandy!! But then I realized you were talking about the baby! Ha!

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

That face is toooo cute!!

Sherri said... [Reply to comment]

I'm probably jinxing myself by saying that we have yet to experience the blowout.... but I've been peed on far too many times to count, and mr Carter just about got himself in the mouth the other day!
LOVE the picture, he's adorable!

LauraJane said... [Reply to comment]

Benjamin honestly looks like the most chill baby ever. He's always so calm (blow-outs, manicures, he can handle them all!!!). :)

BTW, I like your new profile description. :)

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

I just love his little old man face so much!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

That picture cracks me up. So funny.

Solange, Nik and Caitlin said... [Reply to comment]

oh, the blowouts...LOL! Is it weird that I'm kind of looking forward to my little boy peeing on seems like a rite of passage :)

I adore that picture. Sweet little old man face. <3

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Can't believe he is 8 weeks already - so cute.

We have a tv ad in New Zealand for a nappy brand that labels "blow outs" as number 3's... I've experienced such a thing with my nephew too ...

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The Houser's said... [Reply to comment]

with my oldest, we were standing in a crowded line at JCPenneys when I got a whiff of something, only to find out when I picked up my crying daughter out of her stroller that she had a massive blowout that went up her backside and hit her neck.. How does a baby poop up their back?? Few things make me gag but cleaning up that mess in a minivan in the parking lot with a package of diaper wipes about did me in:)

Love his little face - he looks so tired but doesn't want to miss anything..

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

baby blowouts...the gift that keeps on giving! :)

so glad you are getting to experience all of the fun of that. though i wish you had gotten that chance with Andrew as well.

your little man is too cute.

LookItsJessica said... [Reply to comment]

Such an adorable photo! I must say that I was reading your post thinking "boy mamas probably get peed on more than girl mamas" and then at our 4am feeding, I was downstairs when Avery needed to be changed. My scar hurts too bad for me to go upstairs so in a sleep-deprived daze I decided to flip over a placemat and change her on the kitchen table (EW). I expected a totally no-drama changing but she. peed. everywhere. Soaked the PJs, tablecloth and table (omg EW). It was then that I knew that babies of all genders can make insane messes. :) Still awaiting our first blowout.

I love that you're having these glorious- albeit messy moment with baby Flip. Time goes by too fast.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

When I went back to work I was always pumped with Finn would have his blowouts on their shift. . .bwuahaha.

Hope your trip was nice!

Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

I think I've been peed or pooped on by every niece and neph...I guess they feel comfortable with me!
Flip looks so cozy there and so peaceful! Love him!
Cannot wait to see pics of your trip!