Twice now the reason has been more concrete: poop. My kid stopped pooping in her diaper overnight when she was six months old, so this isn't standard. It's pretty easy for me to figure out why she's doing it and it's totally my fault: berries have been on a buy one, get one free sale. Faith loves berries (like, turn down a cookie for a berry level of love), and I like giving her food that she loves. I (mistakenly) thought that she wouldn't eat more than she could handle, so I've been letting her have as much as she wants for dessert after lunch and dinner. Normally we're limited by the berry quantity in the house, but with the sales, I have a large quantity of berries and they were on sale because they are going to rot in two days, so there is no sense in rationing them. Well, there is some sense in doing that...obviously.
|Only half a plate? Mommy, stop holding out on me.|
|Berry berry berry...in my belly and right to my diaper!|
|You're going to regret this later Mommy|
After the second time of changing a foul fruit poop diaper at midnight, I decided to cut Faith off. It didn't work too well because I said I'd make fruit salad to go with Easter lunch at my mom's, and guess who really likes to help me make fruit salad? Hopefully I won't be up at midnight knuckle deep in berry shit. You're welcome for that visual.
We were gone all day today, so that meant my husband needed all day yesterday to do his grad school work. He's doing his big project this semester (like a thesis, but somehow more boring), so he's really swamped. This meant that I couldn't dump the kid with him and go to a social run, so I ran on the treadmill when Faith napped instead. Luckily Faith has swim lessons on Saturday morning, so her naps are usually long after that. I only did 5 miles because I felt really barfy, but it was better than nothing.
This morning we had to be at my mom's church by 8:30am for Easter service, so that meant we left our house at 6:15am. Faith wasn't thrilled to be woken up that early, but then she saw her Easter basket with her new stuffed dinosaur and that helped make it all better.
|You'll never go extinct in my heart|
It was a really long day (we didn't get home until almost 5pm) but Faith was really well behaved even though she totally missed her nap. She hates sleeping anywhere that isn't her crib at home, so I made the decision to not have her scream for at least 30 minutes before passing out in exhaustion. The last time that she missed a nap, it took me over an hour the following day to get her to settle down and sleep for nap time, so yay for screwing myself over!
I forgot my camera in the car today, so just imagine lots of adorable pictures of Faith with her uncle (my little brother) who recently returned from Afghanistan. The best part was how she was trying to scratch off his new tattoos because she must have thought it was a sticker. In just one afternoon he taught her that punching people in the face is funny and how to make that disgusting loogie hacking noise. Ah, family time.
How was your Easter/Passover/Sunday?