The Poop Chronicles

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

So this is a real life parenting post for ya! About POOP!

When you first have a baby they poop all the time, like 4-6 times a day. And then, as they get older, usually they stop. When this happened to us we started to get a little worried. "Matt, what do we do? She hasn't pooped all day!" Well, we did the ol' thermometer up the stinker to give her a little assist. And turns out we really didn't need to do that. According to our doctor we only needed to worry if she hadn't gone in 4 days.

Can you imagine being backed up for 4 DAYS! I would be a little cranky too!

After reading some books and our doctors website (go figure) it turns out she was probably not pooping because this was about the time she started getting more formula over breast milk. Her diet was changing and so was her poop cycle. She had turned into a one-a-day pooper.

Well, fast forward a few months to this week and she is sick. She has croup cough and it hurts my heart to see her like this. So this illness has made her into a multiple times a day pooper again. And I'm like, should I be worried?!

First you're worried because they aren't pooping and then you're worried because they are pooping too much! Oh the joys of motherhood!

*Fun Fact: Did you know moms take 2 minutes and 5 seconds to change a diaper on average. That adds up to 3 40-hour work weeks a year!

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