Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Mother of All Loads

I am still recovering from what has to have been the biggest Ella mess I have ever seen. It was disgusting and I am not going to spare you any details because you weren't here and there isn't any photo evidence...

It all started about an hour ago after I finished feeding Ella - milk and then a jar of pears. I set her down on her little play mat and went to the bathroom. I wasn't gone even two minutes and when I came back Ella had rolled onto her belly and was COVERED in poo. I mean covered. I'm not talking a sissy 3-month-old poo. I'm talking large. Like something out of a man. Not anything my sweet little chubby faced girl could have created. But apparently she has abilities that I was unaware of. It was on her arms, her legs, her front, her back, her hair! I pulled her from the mess and held her as far away from me as possible while carrying her up to the bathtub...

Our first stop was the bathroom sink, where I peeled her clothes off of her and gave her a quick rinse. Then she got the most thorough bath any 6-month old has ever seen. Ella is one clean girl now... and finally sleeping. I guess she was just pooped out.

After I put her down for her nap (and put EVERYTHING - including the play mat - into the washer), I discovered that this monstrous feat of infant digestion was not limited to the floor. Oh no. I must have set her on the couch before I laid her down... The evidence was clear, which means - I somehow left her there not knowing that she had already taken her man-sized poo. Luckily, the damage was limited to one pillow and the cover was washable. But boy, am I exhausted! And not at all hungry for lunch :-)

p.s. Imagine pureed sweet potatoes. Combine it with some rice cereal. And add in some strained carrots for good measure.

3 comments:

Heidi said...

This is totally hilarious!! If only we could have seen the look on her face when it happened :)

m said...

Ella was grinning. Confused, but definitely happy :-)

Gretchen Haynes said...

Too funny! What a little lady!