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.