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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It Was Just One of Those Days

Today was one of those days...

The kind of day that kick starts with your baby's poo explosion through his diaper, through his pj's, onto the carpet, and all over his favorite Buz Lightyear toy.

The kind of day where said baby will not let his Momma put him down all day.

And when Momma does try to put him down, this is what happens:






Yep, it was one of those days...

The day that I had a sick little Baby W.

And as exhausting {and stinky} as today was--sick cuddle time was...

PRICELESS

{insert adorable photo of me and baby W cuddling--oh wait, those don't exist because I take all the photos in this family, lol}

So here's to sick days, stinky diapers and stolen cuddles!

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31 Comments:

At August 18, 2010 at 12:17 AM , Blogger Echo at Barely Mommy said...

Aww poor baby!

(Nice floors, by the way.)

 
At August 18, 2010 at 12:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breastfeeding sure would help those diapers you hate so much be a little more manageable....and help prevent illness. Think about it.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 12:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about the sick baby, but I tend to agree with Anonymous. I love your blog and it seems like you love being a mom so much; you would love nursing! Maybe the next time around

 
At August 18, 2010 at 1:00 AM , Anonymous Leanne said...

Aw, poor little guy, but what an adorable face. I feel lucky my 6 year old still likes to cuddle, especially since he's the last one. And to anonymous, I breast fed all my babies (8 of them) till they were 1 and I still had illnesses, explosion diapers and allergies. We all try to do our best. You're a great mom, Ashley.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 5:08 AM , Blogger daniiiā™„ said...

awwwww, what a cutie!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Echo at Barely Mommy said...

And Ashley, all babies get sick. It could just be his teeth. And to the "anonymous" commentors, I didn't breastfeed my kid and he's healthier than most.

Ashley, you're a great mom.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Steve and Steph said...

i know exactly how those days are...some of my fav/worst of all time! All the poop and fussiness seems be fly out of my mind when they snuggle up to me...those are the joys of motherhood, the moments I'll miss and already do as they get older and older everyday.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 8:29 AM , Blogger The Abelings said...

I breastfed my kids, and they were in and out of the dr's all he time. I just think some kids are more prone to illness than others; breastfeeding or not.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 8:34 AM , Anonymous Alyx Benintende said...

I didnt mean to be rude, or cause any defensiveness. I have a new baby too...so I love this beautiful blog. I just had never seen anyone nurse a baby in my life and I did not think I would nurse mine myself. But I tried and discovered it was the most fulfilling aspect of babyhood. I just wanted to share my joy and maybe provide a little info I didnt know before I nursed (like poopy diapers smell less bad, and babies tend to be healthier when they are nursed longer than 3 mos.) Of course all babies get sick! Of course I did not intend to imply that this is preventable by nursing. I just didnt explain myself very well. Sorry if I caused any bruised feelings to anyone in the blogosphere, arent we all doing the best we can? Sure we are. Thats why its awesome to talk about our differences.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 8:39 AM , Blogger t & e said...

ok you anonymous commenters. first of all, breastfeeding or not breastfeeding is a choice. secondly, you have no idea why she is not breastfeeding. (also baby w is 1) if you knew her at all you would know. if you have children and have breastfeed you know it's not fun nor easy. please remember that ashley is a person and has feelings and you can't judge her for the things she does. nobody is perfect and i know you aren't. it's pretty sad that you can judge her and leave her comments and be anonymous. you are messing with my family and i am down right mad at you.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Trevor, BreAnne, and Nathan said...

Ashley I am feeling your exact words! We're still in Colorado and for the past week Nate has been so sick with an ear infection, running nose, and cough! It's been absolutely horrible and now I'm sick :( I agree though those cuddle times are nice....I just don't like them at 2am :) Hope W gets feeling better soon.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Kristyn said...

Well if breatfeeding will cure all why don't you just do that ash. I am sure that you can just start up again no problem. What a silly suggestion. As if we are cows and can just produce milk on command to nuture a sick baby. I am all for breastfeeding but sensitivity needs to be used as sometimes the choice to breastfeed or not is made for you. Sorry that W is sick!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 9:05 AM , Blogger Trisha @ 3 Four and Under said...

Baby W is probably teething. I wasn't able to breastfeed any of my children for very long. I didn't make enough milk for my kids, especially the twins. And my children are never sick!

My sister in law has breastfeed all of her children until they were almost 2, and all 3 are at the doctor's office weekly from being sick.

We all do the best we can. We should all support each other as mothers.

Ashley, you're a great mom!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Amanda Mays said...

Wow that was unbelievably rude "anonymous" Your baby might be breastfed but he/she is definitely not getting the parenting they deserve if the have a down right judgmental mother like yourself... p.s i breast fed my son for more than 3 months and he still got sick more than my daughter who I didn't breast feed at all... Ashley i want you to know that I respect you as a person and others who judge you and don't even know you are not worth your time. I have dealt with many women like these in my past and yes their words may hurt but they will get whats coming to them.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 9:31 AM , Anonymous Alyx Benintende said...

Again. Didnt mean to be judgemental...or Anonymous for that matter ( I didnt know I didnt need a Google account). I was just trying to share an experience and it came out unintentionally judgemental and wrong. But I apologized to the blog author and the blogosphere, and I even divulged my name..so please PLEASE stop sending nasty comments to my facebook. And I am a student, not a Dr. And I wasnt implying starting relactation with a 1 year old. Goodness gracious.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 10:08 AM , Anonymous Alicia Shifflett said...

How rude some people can be. I love your blog and I am with you. You described my day to the T. Don't let the ignorance of others get you down.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 10:12 AM , Blogger April said...

Thats one thing I hate about emails/blog comments/facebook. You never know how its going to come across. So I understand both sides.

As for breastfeeding, I am a mother who can not, does not breast feed. It is something i have struggled with since giving birth to my first child over 6 years ago. I never realized how hard it would be. I bascially starved my child to death an didn't know it till he went for his 2 weeks check up and was over 1 1/2 lbs underweight(babies should be at or above their birth weight by then). I struggled for 3 long weeks after that nursing, pumping, using the sns sysmtem and nothing worked. He cried all the time as well did I. The little milk I had had nothing to it, I was told my my pediatrician to stop and give him a bottle. Well, my little boy was happy and healthy! And so was I. I just had my 3rd baby 2 months ago and tried as well with my 2nd baby to nurse, yet again to fail! I feel judged everytime I take a bottle out to feed him. But all my kids are happy and healthy. ALL babies get sick no matter how you feed them. Its sad to think as mothers that we are trying to do what we feel is the best for our kids and our life and yet we get judged!
OK thats all Ashley. (I am married to Trents best friend Trent) Love your blog you are an amazing women and we all are entitled to our opinions and what we feel is best for our children. But thats just it, whats best for our kids isn't always best for everyone elses.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 10:34 AM , Anonymous Alyx Benintende (formerly known as Anonymous) said...

Well said April. Couldn't agree more. Im sorry you feel judged, and I am sorry if I contributed to that. I understand how hard it is...and how painful!...and how heartbreaking if you are unsuccesssful. It took my son 3 full weeks to gain his birthweight back; I perservered and am grateful we can breastfeed successfully now. I just like sharing that experiece. My intent was more to educate; because I knew so little about nursing when I gave birth. I have so many family members that don't respect my wishes and sneak a bottle of formula here and there because they think its better for him. And you know what? It hasn't killed him (or given him tummy trouble!) Heres to all the moms doing the best they can with thier incredibly unique experiences. And I am mortified that I hurt the blog authors feelings; so to all her loyal family and friends please forgive me as well.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm going to completely bypass the breastfeeding debate and just say that while it STINKS having a sick baby, it was nice to cuddle. My oldest wasn't cuddly at all, but I remember one day where all I did was hold her and watch TV. It was nice. :)

 
At August 18, 2010 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Poor Little W!! I know just how you feel. My 15 month old has pink eye right now in both eyes, and even though I wish I could just sit down and cuddle with him he wants absolutely no part in it. Be blessed that your little man loves to cuddle!! And hope he gets to feeling better soon and you also!! You are an awesome mommy!!!!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 1:14 PM , Blogger sara said...

Ahhh...poor lovie. How I want to snuggle you!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Mandy said...

I think you earned your "mommy to the rescue" star for the day : )

Happy wednesday-- and no more diaper blow outs!

-Mandy @ She Breathes Deeply

 
At August 18, 2010 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Lyndsey said...

I would love to be able to breast feed but I am unable to do so. I have suffered the judgement of many of my friends and family members who believe that I just did not try hard enough. I stressed out so much about it with my first child and then realized that while I was busy worrying about what others thought and felt about me that I was missing out on the miracle right in front of me. It is a choice or a circumstance that every mother must endure.. but as mothers we should stick by each other- because each person is different. And as long as your are loving your children and providing them with everything they need and teaching them healthy things I think it should not matter whether you choose to breastfeed or not. And I really don't like that it is being used as a way to gage whether you are a good mother or not.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 4:12 PM , Anonymous Tara said...

Ashley, It is totally your right to choose. I have a ton of friends who chose not to breast feed for various reasons and tons who chose to breast feed. Either choice does not define you as a mother. From what I've read on your blog you seem like a fantastic Momma:~) Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise.

 
At August 18, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Blogger emerson-j said...

being a mum can be hard work cant it! nice of u to apoligise alyx, sometimes its hard to know how people will percieve things, and when u realised u may have upset some people u spoke up and said sorry, some bloggers dont do that!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Nikki said...

Well here is a funny story to follow up the explosive diaper drama!! My first "outing" to a restarunt after my son was born, just settling in and he starts the infamous "poopface" ya know the baby grunt distortion thing they can do. Well I had waited it out and I figured he was done so I headed to the restroom to change him. There was this perfect area yet not a changing table. So I laid him down did the typical wipe as much off as you can with the diaper move to save some wipes deal. And splurrrtttt, all over my shirt!!!!! I was horrified! I had to get him all fixed up walk out to the table with the diaper bag infront of me grab my hoodie and take off my shirt. I wore my hoodie as my shirt, let me tell ya I always had a spare shirt of MINE in his diaper bag from there on out!!
LOL hope you enjoyed!
Nikki

 
At August 23, 2010 at 6:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a doctor and I would like to laugh at the person who told you that breastfeeding would help the dirty diapers and prevent illness! NOT true!

 
At September 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM , Blogger TCahal said...

Sorry you had an ill lil one a while back...I'm so glad I'm not the only one who takes pictures of my lil one in their time of "need" sometimes those end up being the cutest pics when we can all sit back and laugh after the hardship is over :o)

I stumbled upon this post on Ucreat from your gust post Victorian Cuff Bracelet by Little Miss Momma; and am so thankful I did! I too hate the anonymous posters...wish they would just email be off line vs blasting me for the universe to see...I too have crafted blasts back to them only to delete it or save it as a draft b/c I live by the rule pen and ink are forever and once its read you cannot take it back...

Please do not feel ashamed by not being able to breastfeed...I was not able to do so either. I remember caving into the breast Nazi when I had my first child in high school...the weight loss, the stress, the tears, the sweat and the bloodshed was miserable to say the very least...when I had my second child 11 years later and the cheery little breast Nazi barged into my room to go over what was BEST for Baby...I looked her dead in the eyes, and told her to back the truck up...I told her breast was NOT best for my baby; I told her the number of ear infections my eldest child had vs the number of ear infections compared to my friends was less by half; I told her I didn't care if my uterus didn't shrink back fast enough or at all; I told her unless she planned on paying me for the torture and undue stress to myself and the baby, and if she didn't plan on coming home with me to wake up with me every two hours as I struggled to produce enough to feed my baby and hold my hand as I try to fight back the tears and rub my nipples with their "miracle Lansinoh" she'd better leave my room and not come back to later to see if I had changed my mind...I then proceeded to feed my baby with a nice delicious bottle of Similac! She stood there in the middle of the room where I stopped her dead in her tracks; looked at my husband and my MIL with this blank stare and left...dust in the rear view mirror and I do not feel bad in the least...

This lil one is now three and she is one of the smartest healthiest toddlers I know!

Thank you for keeping your head high and sharing your story :o)

 
At November 20, 2010 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Mellissa said...

I exclusively breastfed my daughter for 12 months and for the first 6 months EVERY SINGLE poop diaper was an exploding diaper.

 
At March 30, 2011 at 4:29 PM , Anonymous Carolynleigh said...

I hate it when they get sick, but LOVE the cuddle time too!!

 
At May 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM , Blogger Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

Okay I really don't want to laugh at all this but I must. The comments about breastfeeding make me laugh because otherwise I would cry. So many women forget that sometimes babies are occasionally different and aren't guarenteed to respond the exact same way to things.

I hope no one pulls that garbage on you in the future. I'm just now weaning my 2 year old and she gets sick. Not all the time but a cold will last her 1-2 weeks! And let me tell you...her dirty pull ups make me gag. Oh well. She blames the smell on Daddy even when he's gone so things are always entertaining ;)

 

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