Jan 9, 2015

That moment when you realize you are a mom

You would think that giving birth to a child would be the moment you realize you are a mom, but in my case it is not.  Let's rewind to Wednesday night....

Hubs and I are sitting on couch relaxing after we had dinner.  I just finished feeding Sophia her 10pm bottle and have her in my arms to lull her to sleep for the night.  She started to fuss and I figured it was gas.  Then I hear and feel the rip of farts she is so gladly letting out.  I am thinking, "oh good, she is farting which means she is getting the gas out."  I am actually telling her good job for farting!  One thing I didn't have to worry about was a gassy belly during bedtime.  Mind you, she is already changed in a fresh diaper and fresh pj's.  She continues to let out some farts and then I smell it.  It being poop. Of course Sophia would poop in a fresh diaper, she DOES THIS ALL THE TIME.  But I am glad she pooped while still awake and not when I put her down.  I get up and go to change her and I see it... poop on the back of her pj.  I tell the hubs "crap, she has another blow out!"  I tell hubs to hold her so I can try to take off her pj instead of laying her down on her back. I start to unbutton and roll it down then I realize that there is a LOT of poop.  Like way too much poop for a little baby to even produce.  Hubs and I are looking at each other and I am trying to think of how to clean all of this poop up.  I tell him it's so much poop.  He then suggests to spray her down in the sink.  So we move over to the sink, take off the pj which has a mound of poop in it and take her diaper off.  She is now crying kicking her legs all over the place while the hubs is holding her over the sink.  I take the sprayer and start to hose her down and THE POOP DOES NOT COME OFF.  I'm laughing at this point because what else is there to do?  So then I run to get wipes so I can try to wipe it off over the sink.  Mind you, she is screaming bloody murder.  After about a gazillion wipes, fresh diaper and fresh pj's.... Sophia goes down for the count.

It was a shit show in our house. Literally.

I laugh because I know this won't be the last time we may be hosing baby girl down.  Also, who would have known how comfortable I would get cleaning someone else's poop.

And that's the moment I realized I was a mom.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Haha oh man those moments have to be interesting. I'm sure you won't forget hosing her down any time soon. :)

hstaines said...

I remember once my oldest ran around my bathroom (naked, of course) with diarrhea--twenty minutes before international visitors were due to arrive. Ah, good times.

Ashley said...

I feel like those are the moments you will look back on when she is grown and smile.

Ali Arnone said...

OMG. This is hilarious (sorry for laughing, but like you said - what else is there to do? I'm not a mom and cannot even imagine what you ladies have to endure, especially in the first few months. Your daughter is PRECIOUS, by the way :)

Courtney Chris said...

Poop will go everywhereeee. Thankful when it happened at home and you could just easily wash them off :)