07 October 2005

Crappy Kid
I have the crappiest kid, not in a bad way either. Just lately we have quite the drama with his bowel movements. Let me start from the beginning. He was regular, a poopy diaper almost every time you changed him. Then all of a sudden it had been several days. I got worried when 3 days had past and then expressed my concern at 4 days. Finally on day 5, my little Scott-r let loose. Then for a few weeks he only pooped every 5 days. It was actually quite nice to not change poopy diapers but he had the most atrocious smelling gas. I'm serious, it was as loud and as stinky as an adult's! Then while we were in CA, his bowel schedule changed again and for a month now has gone at least once a day. And that's been great because he's been at his grammy's house for those experiences. But the last 5 days we've changed again. He's gone at home and they've been major. I mean like shooting out the sides - major. Not to share too many details but the diaper was filled up to the top of the ridges that come up against their thighs and had it coated on his bottom. This was a major event. Well, then Tuesday night he was just letting them rip. I was sitting under the window air conditioner (its a loud old sucker) and we had the tv sound blasting so I could hear it over the AC when Scott was letting loose. I could hear some of it over the other background noise! I'm serious. Ryan was holding him and just sat in amazement. I think he tooted for 30 seconds straight. So Ryan picks him up to make sure it wasn't coming out the side. It appeared safe and he sat him back on his lap. Within seconds it was down Ryan's pants, dripped in about 5 spots on the hassick and had little puddles on the wood floor. A little runny to say the least. We couldn't lay him on anything since it seemed to be gushing out so Ryan laid him on the floor of the shower. I cleaned the majority of it off Scott while Ryan cleaned the dishes out of the sink. We then held him over the sink and rinsed him off since there was so much poop. And it didn't end there. We had the same thing again Wednesday night and last night too. Last night mom had him dressed in this cute little outfit for bible study. He was in his bouncy chair while I did dishes. And over the noise of the running water, I heard him. Curious if it was just gas (since he's a pro as farting), I went to check just in case. Yup, another runny blow out. I yelled at Ryan who was just getting in the shower. He hurried down stairs to hold while I rinsed once again.

Ah, the joys of parenting. I wish I had gotten pictures!

7 comments:

Kristine said...

Brian and I are sitting here laughing, remembering the days, thinking what an adventure parenting is! We didn't have anything quite like that, but we had some fun ones too. See "The Adventure of the Super Dissertating Daddy" in our Toone Times:)

dodger said...

I'm glad you didnt have pictures!!!!!

Mandy said...

We call T: "root'en toot'en Thomas"
E is not much better. She can put any body to shame.

jerelyn said...

Oh my gosh, would someone please remind me next time to not try to eat my breakfast (oatmeal) while reading Tammy's blog. ;-)

Thank you for NOT having pictures!! lol...

I wonder if this is a phase, or if little Scott'll be like this for a long, long time...? I don't have any kids...is this normal?? Sounds like something to look forward to! ;-)

Ashley said...

These are the kinds of stories you will want to hang on to when he has his gf over...:)

momma of 2 said...

I'm thinking you need to take pics, then when he is home from college introducing you to "THE GIRL" - you can show her what she has to look forward too....LOL.. Been there - (and it does get better)

thanks for visiting my page! (I live in Iowa too!)

Julie said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That might not of been that funny to you, but it made me cry I was laughing so hard! Thanks! But I bet because I laughed, that when I have kids, I'll end up having to deal with it as well. I'll take pictures though to use later! =)