Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blowouts and spit up

I knew babies pooped and peed frequently, but it has completely surprised me how much Baby Elliott poops and pees. With that, how often the diaper does not hold everything so then we have leakage in the front, back, and even out the legs holes at times. It is shocking, disgusting, and totally inconvenient. I really don't mind changing diapers (and Kev changes them frequently), but it's a whole different ballgame when you have to change their diaper, onesie, changing pad, boppy cover, and then wipe her down or give her a bath. During special occasions we also get to clean the chair (sad day this week), carpet, dresser, my clothes, and any other object that happened to be in her poop path. Takes a little longer as you would imagine.

We felt like we figuring out preventative steps, like always change her diaper after a nap because a diaper with pee already in it is much more likely to leak. Or if she goes a lot while nursing on one side, change her diaper before proceeding to the other side. Or be in a hyper alert state as you see the tell-tell signs of pooping (such as the face or the sounds). However, even when we follow all of these measures, we still fail at times. We have considered switching diapers but we got a TON of diapers from people (most being from the hospital so we can't return them), and I'm cheap and want to use them as long as possible. I guess I can't complain when we have blowouts then.

Also, I have realized there is something extremely sad when your child spits up. I know this is normal, and it does not necessarily mean something is wrong, but it always makes me sad. When she spits up a little, I'm not concerned, but she has had two occasions where she spit up ALOT and multiple times. Of course, I automatically assume something is medically wrong (pyloric stenosis), but then I have to remind myself she does this very rarely and so as our doctor said, it is really just a "laundry problem." The other sad thing is when she spits up (a little or a lot), it almost always gives her the hiccoughs. Poor girl!
First bottle from dad-took her an hour where as nursing takes us less than 30 minutes.
First walk together on Friday. I think she liked it but she gets hot in her carseat.

Just chilling after eating.


  1. She has so much hair, so cute! Lucy still doesn't have that much, haha!

  2. Oh my gosh that last pic is just precious! And Erica- you are looking great I must say!

  3. She is adorable! I love this post because it is totally our life right now. I(woke up this morning and noticed that the front of my shirt was wet. I then realized that she'd pooped all over us! It's what I get for sleeping with her...

  4. Oh the joys I have to look forward to! Just out of curiosity, what diapers are you having trouble with. I've bought many diapers during this pregnancy and I'll be just sad if they don't work for our baby. Also, is that a Bob stroller? I've heard good things about them but one of my doctors gave me her jogging stoller so I wasn't going to turn it down. However, I would like to find an infant seat attachment so I can use it sooner. Love the pictures and her hair is adorable! Can't wait to see more!

  5. She is chubbing up, good job, mommy:))
    It was surprising how many diapers Alex used go through in a day... it is not as many any more.

  6. I love the new pics. They're all so stinkin cute! Your little blog totally cracked me up. It sounded like there was poop everywhere! Haha. I know I was shocked how much she blew out while we were there only two days. I can't imagine it day in and day out. Funny though. : D