Thursday, December 11, 2008

You know you are a mom when...


This post could also be entitled: Don't try this at home.
I'm adding a warning. Potty humor will comense immediately:

So, story?

Ok, the set-up. Mr. Minute Man falls asleep while drinking his first bottle of the night. Generally, he drinks another 2-3 full bottles during the night. Because of this, he produces an AMAZING volume of ... um, liquid, in his diaper. After a few nights of blow-outs, I finally have switched to simply changing his diaper about mid-way through the night. This, for the most part, solved the "leaking" problem. Sooooo, the other night Mom awoke VERY VERY tired at about 3:00 am and rolled over and changed her little angle's diaper swiftly, and with out waking up fully. After which time, Mom fell back to a somewhat restful sleep, as did her little angel... until Mom was awakened with a warm stream of..., um... liquid across my chest. (I mean, across Mom's chest). So, my eyes fly open, it's 6:30, and I'm soaking wet. This registers as immediatly concerning because I'm wet, and it is a WARM wet.... I look over at my precious little dude, and notice that I made a diapering error that I hope NEVER to make again. I either put the diaper on too loose, allowing...cerain dangerour parts of MM's anatomy to flop out, or I simply put the diaper on over-top of said little (sorry, Minh!) part, allowing for the busines part to be outside of the diaper... which, as I found out at 6:30 am, is a BAD BAD thing.

Needless to say, I've been WAY more careful while putting on that diaper at night, and haven't worken up covered in pee since!

It's the little things that gets you through, isn't it?

6 comments:

Uncle Jude said...

That's the funniest story I've heard in a LONG time! Good times. Maybe I should have bought you a splash-guard for xmas ...

Anonymous said...

First of many, many little things such as that, believe me. You'll be peep on, pooped on and puked on more times than you care to imagine, but it comes with the mom territory.:P

mamahope said...

I feel you---I've done this countless times when i'm really tired. Glad to hear you all are sleeping better.

Kathryn said...

sleep? what is sleep?!
hope you guys are well and enjoying the season. loved the christmas card!

BMA said...

It's just payback for the way you treated ME!!

Yvette said...

LOVE that story!! The joys of parenthood! Found your blog from the OAKS group; we just recently joined as well. Your little MM is just charming!