Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The sound of Glycerin

I'll bet you had no idea that Glycerin could make a sound. It can! Especially when deposited in the nether-regions of a super constipated infant. The symphony of grunts is reaching a comical level here at our house. I'm almost frightened by what the final product will be, as it sounds as though my son will grunt himself in half. But at least I know something is in the works. Thanks for all your well-wishes yesterday. The prune juice did surprisingly nothing, and this morning, Turd Watch 2006 reached a fever pitch, and I scooted Mr. Shepherd to the doctor. We have eliminated (hehe) several things from his diet which will hopefully help with this problem. In the meantime, I'm supposed to drink lots and lots and lost and lots of water. You see, I hate water. I know, I know, as a breastfeeding mother, I need lots of it, but I hate the stuff... so, the past few days, I'd kind of slacked off in my water intake... and with the thermometer reading 111 degrees today, that's not a good thing. So, I'm partly to blame for this.... and I feel terrible. At least he's not screaming in pain or anything, just really stopped up. Oh well... I'd better go check out his diaper, as I fear the grunting has stopped...

(Edited to add: Sorry, I realize how terribly boring and awful this post must be since it's about nothing but poop... I promise, next time I'll try to avoid the subject altogether.)

6 comments:

Mama G said...

Being that my life has been obsessed with the pooping and peeing habits of my two-and-a-half year old the last few weeks, the subject was not at all boring to me! :-)

Mama G said...

Being that my life has been obsessed with the pooping and peeing habits of my two-and-a-half year old the last few weeks, the subject was not at all boring to me! :-)

Felicity said...

Hi :)

Subject not boring to me, either!

Oscar sometimes goes 10 days without pooping, and then does 3 or 4 in a day! Arghh, they STINK!!!

But he hasnt had constipation, Poor Shepherd!

I cant believe he is on all 4's now!! Oscar, born 1 day after Shepherd, is STILL flat on his back with just a bend to either side to see what is going on! He hates tummy-time, too. :) He seems to think its better being in my arms than anywhere else! Thus the laziness. lol :)

Good luck with the pooping!!

Felicity. :)

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Rude Cactus said...

Most of the parents in the audiene get it, don't worry. Our lives, strangely, become all about poop.

Kristin said...

Life is all about poop right now. I'm always thinking about how to keep Logan regular. I'm glad I read the post because it reminded me that I do need to drink more water. I'm really bad at that.

Alissa said...

Oh, I had forgotten all about the glycerin suppositories, or I would have recommended them! See what your mind can block out? Amazing.