Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Full Disclosure

In the spirit of absolute honesty, I'm going to fess up to what I ended up doing after last night's desperately posted question. 

I let my daughter sleep in the poop....all night.

There.  I said it.  It's out in the open.  Now please don't call CPS on me!  When I patted her little bottom to see if it was, indeed, full, Harper woke up, rolled over and looked at me.  I immediately fell to the floor below her crib, hiding from my 9 month old daughter.  I guess she thought it was a dream because she grabbed her paci and was back to sleep quickly.  I just knew that if I got her out of bed to change that diaper, it would turn into an all night party. 

Now, I'm not saying I would make this decision again because, while the Squirrel (or should I say Brown Squirrel?) slept until 8am with no problems, I was up all night long worried that she would have blisters all over those sweet little cheeks, worried that she would wake up with a urinary tract infection, worried that my daughter would be scarred for life for spending a full 8 hours in a smelly heap.  But to my defense, we had her 9 month pediatrician appointment this morning so I knew that if I had done irreversible damage, I would have a doctor at hand to check out the damage. 

I am happy to report that there is a little redness today but no such blisters, no UTI and I have one happy, well-rested baby on my hands.  Jared, who slept soundly in a king sized bed in a hotel room in Atlanta, was appalled when he heard that I let his precious baby girl sleep in a mound of her own feces.  Thanks for the support darling - I'm already questioning my decision but no need to rub it in! 

So that's my bad mothering confession of the day.  Please feel free to leave your full confession in the comments section below so that I'm not feeling so bad about my parenting skills.

And speaking of the pediatrician, guess who's 17% in weight, 76% in length and 50% in head size?  Why Miss Harper Meabon of course!  Well done Squirrel!


Chelsy said...

I've got a 20 month old...and I've totally done this. Not very often, but a couple times when she was smaller and her poops were not as nasty as they are now. It is definitely hard to sleep knowing that they are sleeping in their poop and you are worried about what their poor little bottom will look like the next morning. Glad she is well rested with a no-blistered bottom!

Courtney said...

Give yourself a break and tell Jared to speak to chris about what the proper way to respond to a momma in a desperate situation. If you had not opened the door you would never have known - whose to say she wouldn't have dropped a few logs right after you checked on her - she would have been in the dame situation. Your mommy guilt is getting the best of you.

All that being said - my reco is if it's hard and solid you can leave it, soft and squishy you gotta change it regardless of consequences. Lexie did the same thing last - maybe it was the moon.

boo and stacy said...

Been there done that, with puke also.

Pineapples and Pickles said...

I would've done the same thing. Not casting stones here...