a morning in the life of a newborn

this morning mylin and i got to spend some quality time with my sister-in-law leslie, and her 5 month old son, jace
we try to get together often to have some mommy/newborn bonding time – but this is difficult with two teeny babies!

this morning we met at a local bakery downtown
while enjoying our cinnamon rolls and the warm atmosphere, we traded stories of being a new mom, how we’re balancing school, time with our husbands, and a social life admidst our kids needs…how we sometimes feel out of control emotionally and laughing, a lot (like usual)
as i was bouncing mylin around to help ease the pain of her hiccups i noticed her morning relief rippling against my belly…
i knew she’d need changed, but there was no place to change her, so leslie suggested just sticking her in her carseat
i think leslie may always regret that decision.

as i peeled off her pants, i noticed the poo leaking out one side of her onesie!
i quickly slid a changing pad under her and grabbed my wipes as leslie got jace situated in his carseat so she could assist me
the poo kept coming out and getting all over her clothes, the carseat and my hands!
we ended up stripping her completely nude – and while leslie held her up for my i did my best to ‘wash’ her whole poopy body off with wipes – during which i realized i had run out and had to borrow leslie’s (luckily i was with another diaper bag mom!)
i used my last diaper i had to cover her back up while leslie searched for a replacement outfit…
during the entire poo-shenanigans, the guy behind the counter just watched and chuckled, offering me a plastic bag to dispose of all our mess (sidenote: bag said ‘thank you’ on it…hahaha)
as i dressed mylin back-up, wonderful aunt leslie used her tide pen to wash off the carseat strap, which innocently got in the way of the morning’s explosion!

wow.
when i was finished i was sweating!!!
leslie and i will never forget our memorable breakfast out with the babes – and may never share our breakfast’s out of our house’s again!

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5 responses to “a morning in the life of a newborn

  1. I always miss all of the fun!

  2. You're right we will NEVER forget this morning! And yes, we're not going out next time 😉 I'm still laughing..Aunt Les

  3. You can add this, in addition to the poo in the dresser, to your repertoire of crap stories! 🙂

  4. Oh Rachel, we all have those stories. I remember when Isaac had an explosion for my mom and Jeff while I was in a friend's wedding. Even though I didn't deal with it, I felt terrible it happened! We've changed diapers across our laps in the car, in the trunk of the car and various other strange places I'm sure. You learn to get creative and do what you have to do!

  5. Your story made me laugh! I remember once I had Sterling and Linnea at the mall when they were like 9 months and 2 1/2. Linnea had a total blow out and I was trying to clean it up in a bathroom without a changing station. I have no idea how this happened, but Sterling bent over and when he stood up, he ended up hitting his head on her backside. The whole top of his head was covered with poop! I stood there and cried. Then I regained my composure, washed his hair in the sink and wrapped Linnea up in a blanket and walked to The Children's Place and bought Linnea a new outfit and went home! It's funny now but I remember it was NOT at the time!

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