Ok. So if you are totally grossed out by the subject...Well you should probably just stop now. That's right. Step away from your computer...NOW!
Now that we have cleared out those who clearly can't hand it I'm sure you thinking to yourself...Hmmmm she's lost her mind.
But as any mother knows poop is apart of your daily life from the moment that you say hello to that beautiful baby. For it it was actually from the moment before I was able to even say hello. My sweet little dolly greeted her mommy for the first time with a beautiful display of meconium right down my leg. You better believe I cherished that gift for a lifetime....well because pretty much that is how long it takes to get meconium off of your skin! Just in case you were wondering.
I bring this topic to the table because for the last 24 hours it has literally been surrounding me! At work last night there was an event that can only be compared to the explosion of sewage plant with a scent that lingers for days. To be honest.....I didn't think we were going to make it. It was deserving of gas masks and a bio hazard clean up committee.
I then come home to learn of a friend who was out just for a leisurely shopping trip when it happened. That dreaded event that you truly, as a first time mother, believe will NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU. Well let me be the first to tell you. It will...so be prepared. As she was strolling through the store she thought to herself "well that is weird...my shirt feels wet." As she looked down she was shocked to not be greeted with a bit of drool or a spilt sippy cup. But instead she was covered from head to toe in the delicious brown stuff.
Sorry but I LOL'd :). Because well I have been there before...more then once to be exact. You will learn soon enough that my little family is filled with their share of bowel issues and I am sure this will not be the last of this topic.
My best advice is...Always. And I mean ALWAYS have extra diapers, wipes, change of clothing for your child and at minimum and spare shirt for yourself. The last thing you want is to be the one getting those "looks" from those passing by. Just look for a fellow mom....I'm sure at the very least she can offer a warm smile as she chuckles inside... so happy that it is not her this time.
Any poop stories to share?