Monday, April 19, 2010

Lessons Learned

We have a whole 2 weeks of experience as parents...but we've already learned some valuable lessons.

For one, every girl looks great in leopard print:

Secondly, it's tough to keep these cute outfits clean! It's a good idea to make sure your baby is really done pooping before you attempt to change her diaper (by the way, I had no idea it was possible to talk about poop as much as we have over the last 2's pretty much all we talk about).

I thought I was on the ball with this one...I'd give her some time after the telltale red faced, leg pumping action and then painstakingly pull up the onesie and remove the cute socks so nothing would be tainted. She has these really adorable Winnie the Pooh socks that are about the only ones we can keep on her so I'm particularly careful with those! Well, lets just say that once you remove the socks, you may also want to consider the trajectory and path a good projectile poop may take...I wish someone had noted that in all the pregnancy/preparing for baby books I read. We may have been able to avoid this:

Believe me, the irony of the above picture wasn't lost on me even in the middle of the night.


  1. Hilarious. I'd heard that at least with boys, the parents are ready... that they expect it but girls are, uh, shall we call it, stronger!

  2. We definitely learned that last lesson the hard way too! For the first few months, we would always wait at least 5 minutes to change Brandon after he pooped because he would usually go again during that time. Before we figured that out, we would waste a diaper at best or experience an explosion on the changing table at worst. I know what you mean about talking a lot about poop too...there's something about being a parent that makes poop a totally appropriate (and interesting!) dinner conversation. We still talk about it, but not nearly as much. The poops aren't nearly as eventful now.

  3. wow! that irony is hilarious! :) wow! :) lol!

  4. We would just let C. poop, in his open diaper, on the changing table. Even helped him push those little legs up. A lot easier than cleaning icky onesies!