Friday, August 29, 2008

The Great Poop Fiasco

Yep, it is all my fault. I put Justin to bed in just a t-shirt and a diaper. No pants and no onesie with snaps. I have heard of the dangers of this, but it had never happened to me. I wasn't worried. Brian and Sean didn't do it, so why would Justin? I heard Justin upstairs when he woke from his nap. He was babbling and playing, so I figured I would let him be for a few more minutes! Big mistake!

Let me first say that even in the daytime, Justin's room is pitch black due to room darkening shades. When I open his door, a little light comes in, but it is still pretty dark. I got up to his room and from the lovely smell that hit me in the face, I realized immediately that he had pooped. I picked him up out of his crib and saw a dark spot on his sheet. Ugh! I figured that his diaper had leaked! I put him down and turned on the light. Yuck, a cute little plop of poop!

I turned to the dresser to get a wipe to pick up the pile. I then took his blanket and stuffed animals out to inspect them. As I was removing his bear and dog and blanket, I saw something else. His diaper! It took this long for me to realize that he had no diaper on! Luckily he didn't sit down anywhere because his bottom was really messy too! I will have to really watch this tricky boy!

So, I stripped his bed and turned on the water for a bath. This was 'fun' because Justin is now afraid of the bath - another first in our house. He screams and cries uncontrollably. I have to almost get in with him to hold him still long enough to wash him! He is screaming and crying and the next thing I know my Mom is upstairs in the bathroom. She had stopped by and the first words out of her mouth were, "What are you doing to that baby?" I just looked at her and then explained my situation. I was only trying to clean all the poop off, so I was not "doing" anything to him. She laughed and went back downstairs. Apparently Grandmoms cannot deal with crying babies, it breaks their hearts!

Well, lesson learned. Justin will never go to bed with just a diaper and shirt on again!


Alyson & Ford said...

Ooooooeeeyyy!!! Yucky!
I will remember this too. Thanks for the heads up!!


Brandy L. said...

OMG!! Do you remember Kaleb doing that to me too, lol. Yep I too had to learn to keep some pants or something that would keep him from his diaper if I layed him down. Oh the joys of parenting, lol.

Anonymous said...

I was just going to say I remember Brandy's Kaleb doing this and the pictures that followed. I am surprised (and happy) you didn't follow up this blog post with pictures like Brandy LOL LOL. Oh the joys.