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)
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.
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