View Full Version : Ever have those days where the trial and errors are frequent?
07-16-2003, 01:57 PM
Batting 2 for 2 here.
Joined Ms. Flagger for lunch and brought a bottle along as it was during Cocoa's feeding time. She didn't wake up until I was leaving. As I was headed home, I found a Breastmilk/formula mix soaked into the cloth diaper and a disposable. I had not screwed the cap and sealing disk on tight and laid the cooler pack sideways. Yuck.
Then after feeding her and cleaning up. I was working on the website while listening to Iron Butterfly's Ina-Gadda-Da-Vida. I learned that one should NOT burp their child in time to the drum solo. She didn't puke but she was not happy in the least.
Oh well. At least I figured out a way to automate the resizing of the pictures for the website in photoshop. Made that part go much faster.
How about your days. Are they always error and trial free?
07-16-2003, 02:33 PM
well i'd like to say you did better than i...
yesterday i took t and i joined daddy at lunch and i forgot his bottle and diapers...i'd like to make myself look better than the actual situation...i'd like to lie and say i left it on the kitchen counter, drove off with them om my car BUT no i didn't even give them a thought...i've had almost 5 months to learn his...
to DHs defense he does almost everything as far as planning et:)...
07-16-2003, 03:04 PM
When DS was 9 days old, I went to my first BF Support Group and did not have any diapers in the diaper bag! I had a change of outfit for me and him, 4 burp rags, 3 receiving blankets - and no diapers!
I got lucky though because someone had brought some NB diapers they did not need anymore and I had accepted them from her before I even realized I had not brought any diapers! So I didn't have to admit to anyone there that I had forgotten diapers for him.
Anyway, as my experience has been, it's hard just to get up and going and out of the house with a young baby, so it's a success that you were able to meet Ms. Flagger for lunch, spilt milk and all!
I haven't even had a shower yet and it's 12:50 pm here in CA!:)
07-16-2003, 03:15 PM
...shower???? What's a shower???? I think I remember that in my vocabulary long long ago :)...
Neve, Your story makes me laugh! When DH and I took Jacob for his 2 week checkup with the pediatrician, we both walked out of the house, drove all the way to to doctor's office and were sitting in the waiting room feeding him a bottle (the only thing we remembered) when we realized that he needed a clean diaper and we hadn't brought the diaper bag. Like you, we hadn't even given it a thought! I couldn't believe that two relatively intelligent, pulled-together (sometimes) people couldn't remember this basic task. We then realized that we were going to have to strip the baby of all of his clothes and diaper soon to weigh him and we weren't going to have a diaper or wipes to clean him up with. While we realized that the doc's office was sure to have wipes and possibly diapers, we were mortified. DH quickly drove to the drugstore across the street to buy dipes and wipes, so as to avoid the embarrassment of admitting we'd just walked off without any of the important baby items. I had to reattach his wet diaper twice (thank goodness he hadn't pooped like I'd thought!) before DH arrived with the merchandise!
Anyway, I don't think the staff there realized what had happened, and I'm sure we weren't the only people ever to forget the diaper bag, but at 2 wks of parenting, we joked that they were surely going to determine we weren't fit parents and revoke our "parenting license"! :P
07-16-2003, 03:34 PM
That's OK, Flagger, we all have days like that! How's Ms. Flagger doing back at work?
mommy to Joseph 12/29/01
07-16-2003, 04:57 PM
"Ever have those days where the trial and errors are frequent?"
Yes, most every day in some way shape or form - welcome to parenthood!
07-16-2003, 08:43 PM
>That's OK, Flagger, we all have days like that! How's Ms.
>Flagger doing back at work?
Doing ok actually. Even despite my phone calls:
"So honey if it says 15 pounds on the box, don't you think the diaper OUGHT to hold 15 pounds?"
07-17-2003, 08:43 AM
LOL! Cocoa may not have liked the burping this time, but give her a few weeks. I bet things like that will be one of the reasons that Daddy is so special to her.
For us, things go most smoothly if we just stay home! I used to get so stir-crazy in the house--now I realize it's just easier!
Mama to Anna 2/11/03
07-17-2003, 09:41 AM
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