Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oops, I did it again...

The truth is God blessed us with a very content baby. Gillian Grace just doesn't fuss unless she's hurt or just not feeling up to par. So the other day when GG was acting a bit out of sorts, I began immediately running through my checklist of things that could possibly be troubling my tiny tot.

Teething? I gave her a few Hyland's Teething tablets.

Dirty diaper? Nope, a quick sniff ruled that out.

Thirsty? Nothing a cup of juice water wouldn't fix.

Hungry? Let's try a few Gerber puffs for a snack.

Tired? Nah, couldn't be! She just got up from her morning nap.


Finally I settled on the conclusion that it must just be one of those days.


So imagine my surprise {and guilt} when I discovered a little something extra in GG's onesie during a diaper change later that afternoon.

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Since her post-nap diaper change, GG had been toting around a tube of tushie paste in her onesie. And we're not talking about a teeny travel size, but a huge full-size practically new tube of Desitin that spent the afternoon poking and prodding Gillian's sides and tummy while on a joy ride through her romper. Now I'm no Sherlock Holmes, and I've certainly never spent the afternoon with a tube of anything floating around in my underroos, but I was pretty sure I'd found the reason behind GG's irritability. I felt terribly for being the cause of her discomfort, but felt worse knowing that this was not the first time my sweet baby girl had spent an afternoon smuggling contraband in her britches no thanks to me.

Does mommy brain have a statue of limitations? I could really use a good excuse for my stupidity right about now.



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26 comments:

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Hahaha!!! OMG! I seriously busted out laughing! That tube is HUGE! And to be stuck in her diaper...bless her heart!! You will look back and laugh at this! Great story!

Have a good week, Shannon! :)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

That is hilarious! We actually spent yesterday deciding what was wrong with my youngest daughter because she's the same way, rarely fussy. Well, we came to the conclusion that she's got a cold, poor thing. Glad you figured out your daughter's solution, and that it was a simple fix. Haha!

Candace said...

That is so funny! Sometimes you just have to embrace those funny "mama missed that happening" moments.

houseofburks said...

Too funny! Oh, this gave me such a good laugh on this dreary morning!

Alysha said...

that is hilarious!! How in the world did she get that in there??

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Awww!!! Hahahaha that is too funny!!!!!!! Makes life interesting at least! :)

Natalie said...

That's funny! Isn't it amazing some of the things they do? As for mommy brain, I claimed it with my 2 year old before the twins were even born! So I figure I have at least another year and a half of using it with the twins :)

LeeAnn said...

Oh that is hilarious!!! Well, now it is. I'm sure it wasn't funny for GG when it was under her clothes. That tube is huge! I'm glad it was a simple fix for her. I was blessed with easy babies too, so I run down the same list of possibilities when someone is fussing.

And no...there is no statute of limitations on mommy brain. And each kid makes you dumber. That is why I'm stopping at two...I can't afford to lose any more brain cells! :-)

I'maNolaGirl said...

Sweet GG! That is such a funny story. My friend recently found her pearl earrings in her son's diaper. apparently, it happens more than you'd think.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

haha!!!! i find all kinds of things in lily's clothes...she puts them down the front of her and find them later...haha


poor sweet momma! haha that is hystercial! i love the expression you caught on her face for that photo!

bbcd mama said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's so great! And thanks for being honest and 'fessing up! Oh, and I have that same onesie! I got it with Kate and have it still for Maddie.

Karen said...

LOL! OMG, I busted out laughing as soon as I read this. Poor sweet thing! What a good sport she was, she probably thought it was a new accessory of some sort. Have a good afternoon! I am enjoying my Tuesday off from work with my girl!!!

Karen

Reynie said...

Hysterical!

Spit Happens said...

That is absolutely hilarious!!! Poor thing, I'm glad that you found the problem though :) She sounds like a really good sport!

Melissa said...

I am guessing that you just told a story that you will repeat frequently over the years.

She looks adorable in that photo.

Sassy Silly Spunky Momma said...

Great Story!!! Glad you documented it with a picture. Oh the things that happen to Momma's!!

Casey said...

Oh my goodness, this made me seriously lol

Katie's Dailies said...

That baby of yours is enough for me to want another one! Funny, funny story.

And no, Mommy Brain (or lack of one!) does NOT go away, even after 16 years. Still waiting to remember what I was going to do next!!

Krysta said...

You made me laugh harder than I have laughed all day! Thanks :)

Arizona Mamma said...

Okay, but seriously...weren't you also relieved to know that that was the reason she was irritable? At least, that is the way I am. I fret until I know the cause. So relief would've washed over me once I found it...even if it did mean I was the moron (not that you are) that caused it ;)

Christine said...

Oh my gosh! That is slightly awesome. Not for the poor baby of course, but that it was actually in there!!

At least you have your happy go lucky baby back?

Rosemary is so.. um.. spirited, I can't imagine having a baby who is so content.

I'm glad your detective skills figured it out!

Christine said...

Oh, and that pic is priceless!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Oh my goodness, that is REALLY funny!

Ro said...

Aww! It's alright. Mommy brain happens to the best of us :)

Avery's Mommy said...

You get a pass. I promise you in 20 years GG will not remember the day she toted a tube of butt paste around in her onesie!

sanjeet said...

that pic is priceless!
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