Maybe exciting isn't the right word..."unexpected" might be better or even "disgusting" or "gross." Perhaps you don't like to talk about poop, I know I didn't. Ask my old roommates, I would avoid the subject at all costs! (To their great amusement). Once you have a baby, be prepared for it to become an everyday topic of conversation. Here are some of the delightful things that new babies will share with you:
1. Spit up everywhere. Coming out of their little noses. Spilling down the insides of your shirt. Most of the time they like to wait until you are unprepared for it. Like when you are at the store or visiting at someone's house. Don't worry if it comes out of their nose, it's completely normal. I recommend always burping the baby with some kind of protection under them!
2. Getting peed on. A lot. This one is mostly true if you have a baby boy, but I've changed a baby girl before and she peed on me, they just don't do it quite as often. This is what I've learned: open up their diaper and then close it again for a few seconds. It seems like the cool air creates lovely fountains of pee that get all over everything, but mostly on the baby's head. For some reason these two boys really like to get me on this one. I think with my first son, I got peed on maybe twice. That's it. These boys are only one month old and they do it practically every other diaper change!
3. Explosive poop. It sounds like a joke, but it's not! So far each of the boys have gotten me once. I'm changing their diapers and they have a little gas. At least that's what I thought it was...turns out it was much worse than just gas. How do they manage to shoot it so forcefully at me?! So yeah, both times I've had to change my shirt. I'm just glad I didn't have my face too close at the time.
4. Speaking of poop...diaper blowouts is another lovely thing you can look forward to. You would think that the diaper would be able to hold everything in, but that is not always the case. This was especially true around 6 months old when my little man managed to get it all the way up his back every single day for a couple of weeks. I'm not sure why it was worse at that age, but be warned, it is a tricky process to try to take off a poop-filled onesie without getting it all over everything.
All of these things would have horrified me before, but strangely enough, once I had kids they don't seem to bother me at all anymore. Now it is just a normal, everyday experience along with loads of extra laundry, and I wouldn't change it for anything!
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