She's not just getting up to hang out, as she eats a lot and passes out again fairly easily. I think her increased intake is directly responsible for our other issue. I cannot find a diaper solution that contains the ridiculous amounts of baby poop that come SHOOTING out of her. At first I just blamed Pampers, but Huggies aren't much better.
Just to put this into perspective: I'm talking about 4-6 blow outs per 24 hours and I'm doing a load of poop laundry alone every day. Because Cordelia has a sense of humor, she generally does this while she's eating, so I get in on the fun (which explains some of the laundry).
|OMG Mommy, don't TELL people about this stuff!|
I've tried going up a size in diapers, but then it comes out the too-loose leg holes and the back. Just this morning it was so bad that it got in her hair and behind her ear. BEHIND HER EAR. Is that not the most disgusting thing ever to deal with at 6:30am?
|Happy Valentine's Day Mommy, I got you poop!|
This is why I laugh when people suggest co-sleeping as a solution for her increased eating at night. First of all, there is no way I'd get more sleep that way. I can barely tolerate co-sleeping with my husband. I need silence to sleep, not mention personal space. Also, I don't understand how women can sleep through breastfeeding. I'm tired as hell, but I still can't sleep when a tiny person is sucking on my boob, that's just not restful. Now with her poop habits, there is no way I'm having that anywhere near my sheets. Although that would be a fun way to include my husband on nighttime baby stuff....
The poop stuff is so bad that I've even considered calling her doctor, but everything seems to be normal and she's her usual happy self. We are going in two weeks anyway, so if it's still an issue we can talk about it then. I'm crossing my fingers this is just a (2 weeks and counting) phase. From what I've read online, some babies are just really ambitious poopers. I'm not sure she has more poop than other babies, it's more a velocity issue. We did not have this problem with Faith and I don't think I appreciated our luck.
|That's right, I'm unappreciated.|
There is no real point to this post except as a way to record all of this so when I feel any twinges of baby fever, I can come back and reread this.
I also have a vain hope that someone has a solution to contain baby poop, or maybe even a reason for the sudden change in her habits. Knowing the "why" would make me feel better, I don't know how exactly, but it would.
If you don't have any helpful poop advice, maybe you can help me with another issue: pain in my right foot, in the arch of my foot. It's like a muscle cramp and I've noticed it for about 4 days and it's worse today. I'm icing it and resting, but has anyone else had this? Should I be panicking? (Silly question, I already am)