This must be why they tell you not to leave loose bedding in the crib with the baby. SIDS risk? What?
(Don't worry, we were watching him closely when he did this. There was no time for him to stop breathing.)
Time with Grandpa
Time with Grandma
I love this picture. Two loves of my life.
So today marks an event that I MUST write down for memories.
Around lunchtime, Dave headed into work for a couple hours and I was left at home with the baby for the first time. After he left, I headed upstairs to wake Krew from his nap because it was time for a feeding. He was a sleepy boy, as usual, so after feeding on one side I decided to change his diaper to wake him a little before feeding on the second side.
I laid him on the changing table and took off his diaper, which was wet with just a little poop. I pulled out a wipe and was about to start cleaning him up when I heard a little "toot!". I thought to myself, well, I hope there's no more where that came from! Then all of a sudden, KAPOW!!!! My child projectile POOPED EVERYWHERE.
And I do mean everywhere. My hand was covered. The changing table was covered. The wipes container was covered. There were splatters on the diaper pail, the dresser, his stuffed animals, and the wall. All I could do was stand there with my jaw hanging open, laughing and exclaiming "Oh my GOSH!!!!" I stood there for a second, surveying the damage, then turned back to look at my ornery son. Only to find that he was PEEING ON THE WALL!!!! AHHHH!!! I quickly threw the wipe I was holding over him, which kept the remaining pee from spraying the wall but resulted in a giant puddle forming under his body, which soaked into his onesie and therefore drenched his entire back in pee. I had no idea what to do. I just stood there for quite a while, looking from the pee-covered baby to my poop-covered hand to the poop-covered wipes, not sure where to even start cleaning the mess. Go figure this afternoon was the first time Dave decided to leave me home alone.
Finally I used my clean hand to grab a new diaper and then I used my poop-covered hand pull an already-projectile-poop-covered wipe out of the wipe container. I wiped my hand off with the wipe, then grabbed a fresh one to start wiping up Krew. I stuck the new diaper under his butt, and within 5 seconds there was another "toot!" and out popped a pile of poop. Are you kidding me??? I reached over and pulled out yet another diaper. With it fastened in place, I began to pull the pee-soaked onesie off of him, which did not make him in the least bit happy. Additionally, we were still in the middle of his meal and I knew he was still hungry.
I left the mess to sit down with him and finish his feeding. Once he was full and happy, I laid him on the floor and covered him with a blanket to keep him warm. He needed a sponge bath, because I surely wasn't going to put a fresh outfit on him when he had dried pee covering 50% of his body. But I wanted to get the poop cleaned up before it dried on everything. I worked on cleaning up the mess (which took quite a while) and he laid and watched, perfectly content. I even had to bathe the baby wipes. Due to the amount of poop on the wipes container, I decided to pull the the wipes out of the container and just take the container in and rinse it off in the bathtub. But when I pulled out the wipes, I discovered that the wipe pile too had a streak of poop down the side which conveniently (of course) stained every single wipe. So the wipes got a bath, too. (I couldn't wasted a whole container of wipes!)
Once everything was satisfactorily sanitized, the real fun began with his sponge bath. I swear the boy screams like you're cutting off his leg when you bathe him. But bathe him I did, all by myself, and then I cuddled him up in his towel to calm him down. I kind of enjoyed that part. :) After I had him dressed again he zonked out immediately into a really deep sleep. Apparently baths are the way to go when you want the boy to take a nice, long nap. :)
So...it was quite the event. I'd heard that babies could projectile vomit, but I'd never heard of projectile pooping before. Apparently they do that, too. Good to know. :)
Waiting for a bath while Mommy cleaned up the poop on the dresser and diaper pail and stuffed animals and wall and changing pad and wipes holder and...
All-in-all it's been a good first week. We definitely love our new little boy. :)