I can’t even begin to pretend that this post will be centered around anything other than “baby”. G is my life, and while I love that, it does mean that most of my thoughts/activities will be centered around him.
1. We had THE BIGGEST-TO-DATE poop explosion yesterday. Make that two of them– one with Jesse, one with me. He hadn’t pooped since Sunday morning, so I fed him prunes for breakfast yesterday, knowing what would eventually happen….good grief. Good good grief. I was using a disposable, since a) I was about to specially launder our cloth dipes and b)because we were at piano lessons. That poor disposable Winnie the Pooh diaper never stood a chance– like a plastic cup trying to contain a Tsunami wave. This was half solid, half runny…it looked like an entire can of Lentil Soup, splashed all over the carseat and 3 layers of clothing.
Initially, it took me a while to stop hyperventilating once I saw the “damage”. I kept thinking, “BE THE PARENT, BE THE PARENT”, because all I wanted to do was go vomit and let someone else clean it up! It took 20 minutes for my piano student and I to conquer the mess (this time it was a girl, and she was the biggest help ever!!!).
As a result, we will not be using disposable dipes, even for outings. They just DO NOT WORK. Can I repeat that, for those of you who are about to be moms? THEY DO NOT WORK. If you want to use them, just make sure to pack a few extra sets of clothing. And plan on needing them.
Instead, I just invested in a few more diaper covers, the kind with double gussets. I’ve found they work best, probably because G doesn’t have chunky thighs. I would rather deal with cloth diapers/wet bags on the road than have to sponge bath my kid every time he has to poop, thank you very much!
2. I’m “stripping” our diapers right now. I let them soak overnight in baking soda, laundered them with my Rockin Green detergent, then rinsed them in Vinegar. Hopefully, this will cure the ammonia build-up, which was starting to smell and give G diaper rash.
3. NO FORMULA IN OVER A WEEK! G definitely has been getting enough milk from nursing, to the point where he’s been gagging at times because he can’t swallow it fast enough! In the mornings, there’s been so much I can only nurse him on one side per feeding. I’m even starting to store milk again! Tell me that’s not an answer to prayer! Thank you, God, for providing such wonderful herbs that do their job. BTW, Fenugreek pills worked waaay better than the massive amounts of Brewer’s Yeast I was taking. And way less work, too! I still mix my fruit smoothies with the stuff and I think it helps, but it wasn’t until I started taking the Fenugreek last week that things really kicked back into gear!
So there you have it. My baby-centered thoughts of the day 🙂