The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

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The joys of parenting a diaper-free baby

2:50 a.m.: Wake to full breasts; happily note S is stirring and wants to eat

3:00 : S finishes first breast; sleepily hold her over the bowl and am pleased to catch a big pee.

: Foregoes a cloth diaper, which she usually wears to bed, thinking I can be vigilant and catch pees all night and lays S on the puddle pad to give her second breast

: S is fidgety and won't stay on the breast; try to burp her then hold her over the bowl again. Nothing.

: S is verrry awake and excitable

: Hold over bowl again, knowing she's got to go. Still nothing. Try burping. Nothing.

: Wonder when the little Live Wire is going to run out of juice.

: Hear baby pass gas; put hand out to steady myself to turn on the lamp; put hand directly in hot poop. Scramble to sit up; get poop all the way to elbow and onto the edge of the duvet.

: Get light turned on.  Feel something warm on leg and see that S has finally peed and it has leaked off the plastic we put beneath the puddle pads and onto the sheets...

: Finally have a clean baby, a clean me, get my bedding sorting and a fresh puddle pad ready, still not prepared to diaper her.  Lay baby down, turn off lights. S starts squirming again. I check and see that she has peed.  Again...

And where is J in all of this?  Away on deployment, naturally. :P

In case it doesn't come through in the post, I was actually laughing about the whole thing. It was very Murphy's Law.  If you are going to try natural infant hygiene, go into it with your sense of humor intact.
Tags: diaper free, family, sprout

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