A bit ashamed to admit just how squeamish I was, I was the teacher with the supply of latex gloves in my desk drawer that never hesitated to send for
During GG's first few weeks on Earth we documented practically everything, and being a new mom I obsessed over the number and type of dirty diapers she had. But it didn't take too many tally marks before we abandoned our log realizing that all was A okay in this area. We also quickly learned the tell tale signs that she was working up something special for us. Her face turns chili pepper red, her eyes narrow and fill with tears, and a series of grunts ensue. When this happens, it's time to batten down the hatches and head for cover 'cause she's gonna blow! And what ever you do, don't laugh. Hide your face if you must, but never let her see you smile while "work is in progress," as she's very sensitive and will have a meltdown so big it'll make Britney's hair shaving incident pale in comparison.
Just yesterday, Gillian Grace had not one, but count 'em, two baths before 1 o'clock in the afternoon. We always take a bath in the morning, but the impromptu after lunch spa time is not usually a part of our daily routine. The need for a little scrub-a-dub-dub arose after GG's afternoon constitutional of apocalyptic proportions. Of course this all happened only minutes after Daddy headed back to work after lunch. To say that this diaper was massive would've been the understatement of the century, and it wasn't only Gillybean that was left needing to be scrubbed. On the bright side, we were at home and not out running errands like we usually are when a poop of this magnitude happens. The fine art of diaper-chi is tough enough without having to add the cargo area of an SUV, a diaper bag, and too close for comfort gray-haired drivers that can't park their over-sized Cadillacs to the equation. Funny how Gillian Grace always saves all the diaper drama for her Mama.
Please do not disturb... (Vintage GG, September '09)
Work in progress... (Fall '09)
Thank you for your patience! (Fall '09)
Yesterday's second bath of the day! I'm so clean I squeak!
On the way into Target a few weeks ago...
On the way out...Notice anything different?
Usually Gillian Grace decides to wait until we head out on our errands to take care of business. Experience has taught me to pack at least two changes of clothes, always!