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February 2011

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Bye Bye Poop Stains

So we’ve got this new poop thing going on. The Girl has never had any poop issues. At home she does dainty little girly poops pretty regularly. We have rarely had diaper leaks and, when we have had leakers, they haven’t been anything major. Lately she has still been having dainty little girly poops at home, but when we go out, WOW! Explosion! And I don’t mean, “oops, her diaper leaked a little.” Nope. I mean big, wet, running down the leg, on the carseat poops. Serious poop. And it’s always when we’re out. The latest one happened this evening. I thought it was nothing major until I lifted her out of the car seat. It was everywhere! How does so much poop come out of someone so small? I haven’t even checked out the car seat yet. Eww. Her outfit was poop-soaked and it was even on her sock. Poor Baby Girl.

By now, after all of our poop mishaps, I should have had to toss out a few outfits. You’d think they’d be ruined, right? Because that stuff stains! Nope, all of her outfits still look clean and newish. Have you tried OxiClean? When they say, “Gets the tough stains out,” they aren’t kidding! They really should market that stuff to new moms. I keep a bucket of it diluted in water in my laundry room and whenever Baby Girl poops all over something, I toss it in to soak and wash it when I do my next load of laundry. That yucky greenish yellow baby poop that is notorious for staining whatever it comes in contact with, but I’ve never had a stain. It’s seriously amazing. If you know a new mom and need to get her a gift, get her a Costco-size bucket of OxiClean.

By the way, no, I was not paid to declare my love for OxiClean. My love for it is 100% real.

Actually, now that I think about it, there was a stain that the OxiClean failed on. A few weeks ago I was wearing a white shirt and eating In-N-Out Burger in a car in the dark. Some of the In-N-Out deliciousness dribbled down the front of my shirt and multiple soakings in OxiClean and washings with bleach have failed to remove the stain. Don’t worry though, OxiClean. My love for you lives on. One failure won’t make me change my mind about you.


Laughing Baby

Baby Girl had a laugh attack today. I caught the end of it on my phone. Enjoy!

Oh, and I learned how to post a video here. Yay!

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First Word

Baby Girl said “mama” today! She’ll be 4 months on Tuesday and she already said her first word! We were leaving the house and my friend, was in the front seat of the car while I put Baby Girl in her seat in the back. She was being a little bit fussy, which is normal when I have to strap her into the torture device otherwise known as a car seat. I got out, shut the door, and as soon as I got in the front seat I heard, “MAMA!” My friend and I both looked at each other and said, “Did you hear that?” She said it! It wasn’t like she was crying “maaaaaaa,” which she’s never done. She said “mama!” I’m a very proud mama.

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I think my child may be a genius. Maybe I think that because I’m her mom and she’s my first kid. I don’t know. She’s a genius though. Here’s my most recent evidence:

1. She rolled over on Sunday! She’s 3.5 months. Is this normal? Her head control is pretty crazy amazing for a kid her age. She spent all last week grunting and straining and tossing her butt back and forth during tummy time. She was able to get on her side, but never made it all the way over. I have long videos of all the grunting. On Sunday, when the camera wasn’t rolling (of course), I put her down and she instantly rolled! No grunting or anything! She acted like it was no big deal and she’s been doing it since the day she was born. She’s done it 2 more times since then, both in her crib during naps.

2. Tonight while we were reading her bedtime stories, she turned the page all by herself! See? Genius! I got it on video. Hmm. Nevermind the video. Apparently I’m not geeky enough to figure out how to add a video here. Something about security guidelines blah blah blah. Ah well. It was shot with my phone so it’s pretty choppy. Anyway, she did it. Really. I promise. Actually we’ve been working on that trick for a long time. When I read to her, I always say, “Turn the page” when it’s time to turn the page and I grab her hand and make her do it with me. But tonight I didn’t have to say it or show her how.

Hmm. So maybe this is normal baby stuff. Oh well. I think she’s a genius anyway. The milestones are coming at us fast. It seems like she’s doing something new every day. I’m loving every minute of it!