Monday, May 2, 2011

A Quick One

I know. I have yet to post about Bridgette's cute playground boyfriend.

Nor have I done an Easter post.

You may have noticed, I even completely skipped Christmas.

But we're never short on poop!

(I may have mentioned it once or twice before...)

Lately, I've gathered that people don't really understand what I mean by late night changes.

Last night I changed her at 11PM, 1AM, 3AM, 5AM, and again when she finally "woke up" (blissfully) at 11AM. Rough night.

They were all the same.

Head to toe liquid stool.

These changes require an exchange of hospital chucks (the blue pad you see below), disinfecting the crib with ample Lysol wipes, washing and drying her favorite blankets (as well as pillows/pillowcases), and impromptu bathing to get it off her legs, back, arms, hair, etc. And of course, we can't forget the inevitable creaming of the bum since she has perpetual bloody bum rash. That's a process unto itself.

Then we read a book (again) and sing some songs (again) and refill Pedialyte (again), and return her to slumber... until the next change.

And you know, sometimes it's really hard for us to go back to sleep after all the wakey-wakey time. So if you come to our house and we have a sign up asking you not to knock or ring the doorbell, it's because our sleep is precious... even if it's at 3:00 in the afternoon.

Thanks for understanding!


Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Oh Kelly... There is tired. And there is weary. And there is bone tired. I'm pretty sure this post represents something much more than that.

Jacqueline Miller said...

... and then there's the fun that ensues when you finally get them in the bathtub and they poop again in there... that was our experience (again) last night. Hang in there!! Hopefully you'll get more sleep tonight.

JulieAnn said...

Have you ever tried cloth diapers? I know... one more thing to do, washing diapers... but they do contain blowouts much better than disposables. It's something about how the cloth absorbs. We've only had one or two blowouts ever with Finn in cloth. Maybe that's not possible with the bacteria concerns... I don't know. Just a thought.

We're so excited to visit soon!

Tammy and Alvin said...

What do you say to that? I don't know. I love you more than this lame comment can show. Here's hoping for a better night.

Alisha said...

Oh sheesh!! Some people really don't have anything to complain about when they read this!! I'm so sorry that your nights are so hard, we are up frequently too, but are fortunate it's not filled with baths and laundry (can't imagine!) Hope you know that I think of you and Bridgette often.

And hey, been meaning to tell you that there's a little girl in Em's class that has Hirschsprung's (sp?) Disease. Maybe you know the family since I know it's rare. But message me when you get a chance and I'll tell you her name.

Smith Family said...

You're my hero! (and Bridgette's!) I seriously have no right to complain about the occasional wet bed or poopy nighttime diaper! I am in awe with your amazingness!