06 April 2009

Oh my god, it's on my foot!

My poor Sadie...she has both of her incisors coming in, and teething always gives her loose diapers. Which means diaper rash. But this time has to be the worst.

She screams and arches away from diaper changes. I actually cried last night changing her diaper, having to inflict pain on her. Even putting diaper cream on her makes her scream. My poor angel!

Her school called this afternoon to tell us that they couldn't take her crying anymore. She was crying and screaming whenever she wet her diaper, not just at diaper changes. So they had her in a large T-shirt, letting her poor little area air dry. We took her home like that, and left her like that while Josh went out to find the ultra-mega diaper cream.

Of course, the inevitable happened. She's a baby not wearing a diaper, you figure it out! After I got dinner started, I found her in the hallway playing in a puddle (gross!). Cleaned that up, and her. Stirred dinner halfway through, and found another puddle on the kitchen floor (gross!). Cleaned that up, and her. After dinner, we let her play in the living room while we took a quick, 5-minute break outside. Guess what we found in the living room? Not a puddle...(gross!gross!gross!)

Josh cleaned that up while I got her and her dress into the tub (gross!). Got Jacob in bed, Sadie in jammies, with the ultra-mega diaper cream that she didn't scream for. Hurray, this expensive shit might actually work!

Stood up from nursing her to go lay her down for the night, and my bare foot, right in the arch, found a tiny piece that got missed in the clean up. (gross!gross!gross!gross!gross!gross!) Can you tell I don't do bodily secretions very well?? shudder I stood there, grossing out, a sleeping baby on my shoulder, horrible grossness glued to my foot in all it's sticky, gooey, cold glory, begging my husband in stage whispers to get his butt in there and get it off my foot before I totally gagged myself, him laughing all the while. Some white knight...

Now that I've confessed to the un-mom-like quality of grossing out at my kids' bodily needs, I totally have to steal a line from Jacqueline's blog: Who the hell put me in charge??

14 comments:

Mrs. Jacqueline said...

HAHAHAH!!!!! You know, if someone had bothered to tell me that once I became a mom I would be in charge of the ENTIRE households bodily fluids (the kid, the dog, the cat, the husband...) I might have been more conscientious about my contraceptive use. As a side note, dog poop is much easier to get out of the carpet than toddler poop.

When the kid was a newborn she had a talent for reenacting scenes from The Exorcist, just with milk. One day she decided to turn her little head as she puked, and all the spit up crud went down my shirt and INTO MY BRA (I'm unusually well endowed, there was plenty of room in there). My mom was visiting and I was holding the baby out in front of me screaming "TAKE IT AWAY, TAKE IT AWAY, I NEED A SHOWER!!!"

Rebecca said...

Butt Paste... the only solution to diaper rash. Hope it gets better soon.

Stacey said...

I miss you on Baby Center. So glad you have another blog.

After the trauma your poor toes have had, you DESEERVE a pedicure. The worst part about baby pooh is it goes EVERYWHERE. I actually got a sample in MY HAIR a couple months back as I bent over to change little one's poopy butt. Thus the desperate, self-inflicted home haircut that followed (didn't want to risk a repeat). When my oldest (now 9) was a toddler, he used to like to fish in his diaper and paint hieroglyphics with HIS OWN KA-KA on his crib bedding. If archaeologists had interpreted them, they might have read something like this: "My mommy took a shower and left me in this crib. Now I show her what I think of THAT!"

On a more serious note, instead of wiping, you might try pulling off her poopy diaper, standing her in the shower and rinsing her butt with warm water if you have one of those shower heads on a hose. That's what we had to do for one of our guys. No screaming, no bleeding and makes the little butt fresh and clean. Good luck to you. May teething pass quickly.

Mama Badger said...

Ahhh, poop. Or should it be Oh, poop? Either way, doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun. When we had a similar scene, my MIL recommended using those Preparation H wipes instead of regular wipes. That helped. We also used a diaper cream called Pinxav (I think I spelled that right). You have to ask the pharmacist for it, but I swear it works miracles. Much better than Butt Cream, or any of the others for us. And lets face it, when your ankle deep in poop, anything is worth a try.

Emily said...

her pediatrician, and her school, recommended Resinol (you have ask the pharmacist for it, and you have to use rubber gloves with fake nails ARGH), but she didn't scream at the application YAY, didn't scream while peeing during the night YAY and Josh (who changed her this morning) said it looks tons better already YAY! But I swear, if there's a repeat of that cold disgusting goo on my foot, or of her trying to grab pieces as they washed down the drain, I'm going to lose it and run screaming into the hills...

Brooke G. said...

Yup - we just had a round of Diaper Rash from Hell at our house too. FUNNNN! (At least I never got any on my foot ;)
Our ped told us to buy the stuff they use for athlete's foot - use that and the diaper cream together. It did work - THANK GOD! Good luck!!!!

Hannah said...

Oh Emily...

Sorry about that. I've had that experience...ick. It's awful having to wipe/clean the poor raw butt then add cream with the horrible screaming and back arching. The pee/poop three times in a row...well that just stinks.

Hope your day was better today!

:()

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! This was funny (though gross). Evonne

Sandy Hipple said...

Yuck. Yep, that Resinol stuff is the bomb! In addition, I found that Walmart had a SPRAY diaper rash cream that is really good. And you can never go wrong with Gold Bond powder. Don't know what is in it, but its a miracle worker with teething butt rash. Just for that....you should get a pedicure.

Sandy Hipple said...

PS. I second Mrs. Jacqueline's comment on bodily functions for the entire household. The only issue with floor poop has been Quinn's decision to empty his own portable potty. Ewwwwww.

klgs24 said...

Glad you found Resinol. I was going to recommend it if you hadn't. What's great about it is it has an analgesic in it, along with the other stuff. So that actually numbs the pain.

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Ha ha ha! NOt funny, but funny. Been there, done that. I am thinking of you.

Hey, you and I - along with some other exiled Mommy bloggers - are going to write once/week at a blog I'm setting up. You have no choice. More next week. It's going to be called Baby-Off-Centered

lindsay weiss said...

Hi lady...thanks for the laugh!

Miss ya :-)

Anonymous said...

This is hard to believe Emily, but the next time her bottom is that bad, give her a generous squirt from your milk. Do it every diaper change. My son used to get those bleeding diaper rashes, and it was fixed in two days. TWO DAYS!!!

It also works for pink eye and makes great pancakes!

Kate