Monday, July 20, 2009

Baby Poo

Well for all you mothers out there I'm sure you can relate. For those who aren't mothers, enjoy!

Apparently breastmilk is a natural laxative, which I'm beginning to wonder why I even chose to breastfeed because of this. Let's just say Avery's plumbing is that of her father's. The Dr. said that we shouldn't be alarmed if Avery were to go a day or 2 without pooping because it's totally normal. I assured her that day would probably never come. Avery poops about 6-8 times a day...And not just regular baby pooping, we are talking explosive, shoots out every crack in the diaper, goes all over the place, pooping.

Story #1
While attending a lovely wedding reception of my best friend Candace's sister, I decided that it had been quite awhile since I had changed Avery's diaper. So I stood up to go, but got caught talking to someone who wanted to Ooh and Ahh over her. Well, thanks to that person, we never made it to the bathroom. All the sudden I hear "I think she's leaking!" and look down to see a run of poop streaming from Avery's diaper, down her leg, and puddling onto the floor. Thankfully we were outside so I wasn't ruining someones carpet! So, I stripped her down naked, bagged the outfit, and changed her right there in the chair. Embarrassing moment, thanks.

Story #2
Avery's baby dedication was reserved for a fancy, white dress. I was so nervous about having a blowout in the middle of church or right before, but she was good! Until we got home. We decided to take some pictures and when Chris got her out of her car seat, BAM! Poop spilling out! All over the white dress! White! So I did what any mom would do...wiped her down with baby wipes, put a new diaper on, and continued on with pictures, just angling her so the poopy dress wasn't in the shot.

Story #3
I sent Avery off to Grandma Sue's this morning. I made sure to put her diaper on extra snug too. As soon as Chris gets there, apparently she poops and it shoots out on his dress shirt. Which, coincidentally, last time he wore, he spilled coffee all down the front, and a time before that spilled hot sauce. Needless to say, he's throwing away the shirt because it's bad luck.

I'm sure there will be many, many more times of getting covered in baby poop. I hope this prepares some of you out there to what you can expect from your tiny, delicate, sweet baby. I've learned in my short 2 1/2 months of motherhood, that I will never again wear anything nice. It will be covered in poop, puke, spit up, or urine, if not all of them at the same time.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July Jubilee - 2 Months

Well I apologize for not updating this since Avery was born. As I'm sure you can imagine, life has been busy. I am starting to get into a schedule and Avery is starting to adapt. I will certainly do my best to post some stuff every week, but don't be surprised if it's longer!

Avery had her 2 month check up this week. She received 5 vaccines, 4 of which were in the form of 2 shots. Her little legs were so sore! She even produced tears at the Dr.! But that Tylenol works wonders! Put her right to sleep. In fact, I'm thinking about making it an evening ritual...

She was 11lb's 14.5 oz and about 23" long. Dr. Collings said she is just great and doing just fine. Soon she will start grabbing for things, hopefully rolling from tummy to back, and maybe even cutting teeth. She's been drooling more that's for sure! But it's just her body preparing her for those pearly whites. She has been sleeping through the night for about 2 weeks now, which is awesome! She gets swaddled every night, which I think helps keep her under control. She's like me when it comes to sleep and is just constantly moving around.

We are having her dedicated this Sunday at church. I am actually nervous about it! Who wants to get up in front of their entire church for any reason? But, I am thankful we have the opportunity to proclaim publicly that we are promising to raise Avery up the right way. I don't care what sports she plays, what awards she wins, or anything long as she grows up loving the Lord and following him, all the other stuff will just fall into place. Please say a special pray for us, that God will guide us as parents.

I'm sure most of you check out our flickr page, but I wanted to post some pics anyway. So, here is Avery!