Monday, August 27, 2012

Master of Poop

Yes. I am the master of poop. It has become so much more interesting now that the little monster is actually eating real food. We have subscribed to baby led weaning as I'm sure I probably mentioned somewhere around here. In the last few months he has really gotten into the whole eating scene. So, his poops have gotten more interesting.

I think last month I got a 4x4 protein style from In-N-Out and I forgot to ask for no tomato. I removed the offending tomato and left it in the bag. Somehow little monster gets a hold of the bag (I'm guessing he used the force) and starts om nomming on the tomato. This is totally great, someone to eat my tomato! Well, two days later, he poops and I see a bunch of red in there and I start freaking out, so of course I investigate the poop. My old job was to clean up dog poop all day so I'm really not squeamish with poop (and really, if you're a mom, you deal with a lot of shit all the time, poop and otherwise). So I'm digging through his poop and I see a big red chunk, i dig it out and it's the tomato! Phew!

Other neat things I've found are pieces of paper with legible writing, [very recently] a piece of pool noodle (scary!), plant matter from the garden, whole pieces of broccoli and carrot (well, enough that you can still tell that they are broccoli and carrot). Wow, that really doesn't sound all that interesting, but I bet you know what I mean and where I'm coming from.

In case you don't know why I'd even be looking through poop in the first place, i cloth diaper and you have to get the poop off the diaper before you throw it in the laundry pail or you're going to have poo chunks in your washer for a few washes. I don't have a diaper sprayer so I have to scrape or pick the poop off the diaper before I spray it off with the shower hose. So glamorous is my life!

It is fun to get him to eat new things. Most things he's had an inkling of the taste because of the whole breastfeeding thing. I eat a lot of garlic and onion. In fact, he likes raw onion just fine! He enjoyed some slightly spicy pad thai the other night, and he grabbed a plum off the counter as I walked by while holding him and he ate 4/5ths of it! I was quite impressed. It's great to see his facial expressions, especially when he looooves something. He LOVES strawberries.

So, that's my post about poop. Have a great day!


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