November 1, 2008

Diaper Duty

There are some things that come with parenting that aren't so pleasant. One being poop. Especially baby poop. We all know that changing poopy diapers is part of raising a child. And anyone who's ever changed a diaper knows how smelly and colorful that poop can be. You start with the green-black tarry meconium of a newborn, then you get the yellow-brown seedy poop of the breastmilk poop. And once you start solid food, look out, you're about to see some color. Feed baby green beans or peas = green poop. Carrots, sweet potatoes = orange poop. For a real color palate, feed baby green beans at lunch and then carrots for dinner and you'll get that half & half poop. And we all know corn goes right through. So I've changed many a diaper over the last 5 years between 3 children and working in OB. I didn't think anything in a diaper would gross me out. Until today. Imagine my surprise when while changing Isaiah I see this. (warning: it is gross)













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Free Photo of an Asian Multicolored Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis). Click Here to Get Free Images at Clipart Guide.com

There was not one, but two mixed in the poo. I really thought I was going to vomit. These little beetles emit a nasty stink when you pick them up. They have been rampant this fall and are all over the place. You can vacuum all you want, but they seem to multiply. A good freeze get them, but the weather has been warm and beautiful. I hope to God that they found their way into his diaper externally, but considering he puts EVERYTHING in his mouth and even though I am relentlessly vacuuming, I still pull things out of his mouth, my guess is he found them and thought that "sure, why not, it's on the floor so it belongs in my mouth, right?". Since they weren't, ahem, digested, maybe there's hope, but how the heck could they have gotten in there?!? Well, if he did eat them, maybe in some parts of the world they are good protein.

PS: Jessica, love your blog, consider adding me to your invite list?

9 comments:

Fertilized said...

OH My WORD!

mm said...

LOLOL... is it a ladybug? That's what it looks like.
That's one way to get his protein...

Nurse Lochia said...

Yup, it's one of those orange asian lady bugs.

Jessica said...

I was going to add you to my list, but realized I don't have your e-mail anymore (I had a yahoo address that I didn't recognize and thought it might be yours...is that right?). I'll be back to check your comments tonight if you want to leave it on here (I'd leave mine, but now that I've gone password protected, I didn't want to leave it in comments), and then delete it after tonight, I'll gladly add you to my list! Sorry it was so abrupt... :)

Oh, and ewwwww about the ladybug! lol....

THAT GIRL said...

I saw one of those on my windowsill yesterday evening. Nice.

Nurse Lochia said...

Jessica, that address is quite possibly mine, but here's my email:

jecarpe31@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Mary said...

the most interesting thing I ever found in a diaper was a totally intact 1 oz sunmaid raisin box. I guess my son needed more of a snack than the contents. And I wonder how he swallowed it without triggering his gag reflex.

Jessica said...

I added you to the list! You should be good to go...

Nine (+) Texans and friends... said...

Ewww!

I found a peso in dd's poo a week or so ago.
Glad she didn't choke. Now where did she find it?