Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Motherhood FAIL of the Week: Wet and Wild


The Muffin Man pees a lot. On the one hand this is a very good thing; it means he's getting enough to eat and that his kidneys are working, which I'm certainly happy about. However, having a kiddo who pees as much as my son does can be problematic when you're trying to get him to sleep through the night, since it means he tends to pee through his diapers. I've tried double diapering him - total disaster. I bought the "Overnites" diapers - also a complete bust. Finally, thanks to the advice of my sister-in-law, I went up a size in his regular diapers. This works sometimes. Unfortunately Monday night was not one of those times, as I learned when I woke to his howls a mere hour after being up with him previously. Not only were his pajamas soaked, but so was his sleep sack, bed sheet and mattress pad (thankfully the pee explosion managed to miss his blankie). I quickly changed him, threw a couple blankets over the wet spot and made a mental note to change his bed clothes the following day. It turns out that things you remind yourself at 3:15 in the morning don't always stick, which is how my poor kid ended up sleeping on dry, yet peed on, sheets last night. I woke up with a start this morning and realized with horror that Noah was probably breathing in the smell of tinkle all night long. I'm sure that this is dangerous to his health in some way and that he'll have life long health problems because his Mother forced him to sleep in his own urine or, worse, that I've now ensured that my son ends up with a propensity towards liking golden showers. You'll be happy to know that I changed his sheets first thing this morning, right before I left for an emergency session with my therapist to work through my "Bad Mommy" guilt.

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