I’ve been a parent for 10 months now, can you believe it?!?! In that time, I’ve had some beautiful and glorious moments – as well as some extremely unglamorous moments. I’ve been vomited on, pooped on and peed on, had my hair pulled — but today was the worst.
**WARNING** If you happen to be eating something, now would be the time to put it down.
After feeding the vamps lunch, the middle of my now 10-month-old triplets, was finishing up his meal consisting of Tiny Fruits, diced turkey dogs, and cherry & greek yogurt mixed with oatmeal (everything that needed to be, was cut up of course) in his high chair. The other two were enjoying the same. I usually feed them the oatmeal mix and then let them have at the other stuff while I sit down at the table and eat myself. ;) While I was doing just that, my kids were self entertained and munching away. “J” let out one of his normal conversational screams… I acknowledged and continued eating.
It got really quiet.
A few moments later, I got a very strong whiff of something horrid.
I looked up at all 3, and when I noticed green residue all over my son’s face & around his smiling mouth, I became alarmed. I also noticed that he was chewing on the seat strap of his high chair.
That’s odd, I thought — I didn’t serve him anything green for lunch. Though, it did look kind of like the food he had had for dinner last night.
My mind recoiled in horror! Uh-oh.
As I got closer and peered into the seat area of the highchair, I noticed the massive blow-out surrounding him.
Arggh … I quickly got him out of the high chair and ran over to my kitchen sink. After realizing I didn’t want to bathe him there, I ran upstairs to their bathroom, nearly tripping – all while attempting not to get poop all over me too!
What’s even worse, is “J” reaching arms out to play with me … LOL! :( There’s a game where he reaches his hands to my face and tries to plant a kiss on me. I usually playfully turn my head from side to side to make them chase me. They find it hilarious until they get mad and grab my hair to keep me still. It’s rather cute.. ;)
I just wanted to cry. I think I even threw up in my mouth.
I got to work on cleaning him off. He was still in great spirits, which is good, but my mind was definitely racing – wondering whether or not he could get sick from eating fecal matter. I had no idea how much he’d ingested…
After he was all shiny and smelling good again, I dressed him and called my pediatrician’s office, to explain the horrifying experience and for advice. I was told that the only consequence could be diarrhea, but if he also got a fever, to call back. I was also told to give him a bottle or some water/juice to flush his system out a little (since I am not sure how much he ate).
After cleaning up and getting everyone else checked and changed, I gave “J” a bottle. He never seemed to shift in moods.
One load of laundry and a good tub cleaning later, all was quiet once again. Well, as quiet as it’ll get for now. ;)
Definitely the grossest moment of my life so far!
What’s been the grossest moment of your life?? Even if it doesn’t involve children, do share! ;)
How did you react & how did you handle it?
P.S. You didn’t think I’d show you did you?? Gross. Not a fat chance. Lol :( But what I will do is post some new photos… although, you’ll have to be patient. I’m saving it for another post…. ;)