*****I’ll be frank- this post is about poop. You might want to turn around now if you’re in the middle of lunch. Consider yourself warned.*****
We’ve been dealing with constipation for months- it got much worse when the boys switched over from formula to whole milk. We’ve had various levels of success with prune juice, but have recently added Miralax to the mix.
A half dose of Miralax hasn’t really been doing the trick so Dr. B suggested a full dose would be just fine. So we’ve been doing that, on occasion. More often than not I’ve just mixed the half dose with the prune juice- sort of a double whammy if you will.
We’ve had more frequent and less painful poops in the past few weeks. Life is good.
Today I saw the biggest blow-out I’ve ever seen in my life.
The boys are eating lunch in the kitchen, I hear that tell-tale gurgle and know I’ll have a messy diaper as soon as lunch is over. The boys continue to chomp on their guacamole potatoes and roasted veggies (and maybe a little mac and cheese). I go to get Lincoln out of his seat, clean him off and go to attend to Wyatt.
That’s when I see it.
The small puddle on the floor.
Wyatt gives me one of his 100 watt smiles and I dare to peek below the tray on his high chair. The green and white polka-dotted diaper has seen better days. Lucky for me Wyatt refused to be dressed after his last diaper change so there were no pants to strip off of him, but man- it was a mess.
I cleaned up the floor, put Lincoln in the living room, Stanley in the kitchen, Wyatt in the bathtub and the poor polka-dotted diaper right into the toilet. Once every nook and cranny (on Wyatt- I’ll get to the high chair later) was rinsed out and clean we went right back into a diaper (Up and Up I’m counting on YOU to contain whatever comes out of my son in the next few hours) and down for a nap. Poops like that take a lot out of you.
I’ve been doing this for almost 16 months. We’ve had a few blow-outs, not many, but a few. I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m beginning to see that constipation has some benefits. I’m procrastinating cleaning out the high chair*. I’m afraid to see what is happening in my toilet. My poor poor Super Whisper Wrap….you’ve been my favorite diaper in the arsenal and now I’m afraid I’ll never be able to repair you.
Did I mention Mr. Wonderful is going out after work with Mr. Cook? Enjoy your Man Date honey- you’ve been working hard the past few months, you deserve it!
*Thank God for bleach.