(If you aren't comfortable talking/reading about poop, you might skip this post!)
One of the joys of being a new mother is dealing with the "not so desirable" things in life like bowel movements. Sophia has always been "regular" and I didn't think twice about her lack of BM's. Once it had been 3 full days, going on our 4th day without a BM, I decided I would call the pediatrician and just see if there was anything I could do to stimulate a BM. She told me to do a rectal temp and that should work!! Yikes, poor child. I waited until my mom came up to our house on Tuesday so she could do the dirty work! Too bad it didn't work. My mom suggested some baby glycerin suppositories! So I marched myself to Kroger to make the big purchase. Unfortunately they only had childrens suppositories! The pharmacist at Kroger told me that her MD suggested a 1/4 of a suppository in her 3 month old... so I took the advice and had my mom try 1/4 of one in our almost 2 month old. Didn't work!! Rats!!! I started to internally panic! I knew she didn't have a bowel obstruction b/c she was passing gas like crazy (and it was very vile!)
So yesterday I decided I needed to try another 1/4 of one ... although I wasn't as good as my mom and when I would put it in, she would push it out. After about 5 tries, I was starting to lose hope that I was never going to get it in... although, when she pushed it out for the 5th time, along with it came POOP!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never been so excited to see poop in my entire life! I almost did a "HAPPY DANCE!" I thought, well if that technique worked, I would keep trying it to see if we could get more out -- I mean, 5 days worth of poop -- what does that really look like? How much is it?? So we got three more "poops" out!! Needless to say, this mama was happy that she couldn't get it in for the first time... my clumsy-ness caused a huge BM!!