Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Day Jackson Went Nakey

With cutting four molars this month, to say Jackson's stomach has been on the fritz would be an understatement. There was a good week where his poos well exceeded four and five times a day.

As awful as it was for us, I hated it for him. Little did I know that was going to be the least of it. A few days into his tummy aches a fierce diaper rash began to form. Can I just tell you this kid has never had a diaper rash. Ever! 


So we went digging for the diaper cream I knew we'd purchased pre-parenthood. After searching in far too many places, we found some. Well wouldn't you know not 24 hours later that rash was only getting worse. It's as if the diaper cream wasn't doing anything!

The rash had gotten so bad you could tell Jack was walking with his legs as wide open as possible without absolutely falling over. Poor kid looked like he'd just returned from a 7-day horseback riding adventure.

Many of you lovely friends suggested letting him go diaperless for a little while to air that bad boy out. This made me nervous with his frequent poos, but I felt for the kid so nakey it was.

I attempted to have him lay down with me and read some books but he was having none of it. Laying down is apparently only for the mindless. No, he wanted to sit right on my lap bare butt and all. So sit he did.

Our books managed to keep his attention for a good 5-10 minutes before he was off again. I ran after him like a mad woman, towel in hand, begging him just to sit with mommy.

Ha. Silly me. 

So, I surrendered.
I sat on the couch ready to pounce at the sign of an oncoming accident.

Jackson was eating up every second of nakedness. Running around, occasionally checking out his goods, but mainly continuing on his usual toddler treachery.

That's when he ran back around the couch in which I decided to take a moment to breathe and let my MIL who was in the kitchen supervise for a second.

Not thirty seconds after that kid rounded the couch I heard my MIL squealing "Oh my God, he's pooping on the floor!"


Don't worry y'all he peed too. Why just give mom one mess to clean up, right?

From that moment on, my sympathy towards his rash of a hiney went out the window. We're going to have a good long discussion before we ever have a nakey day around here again.

And as I look back on that stressful, pooey week I think to myself, at least I've got a great story to tell his future girlfriends.

17 comments:

  1. Been there, done that! Not the finest moments of parenting...my little one had such a bad diaper rash, but our doctor gave us a prescription cream and went away in NO time!

    -Julie
    http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

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  2. I hope his little bum is better now...I literally just go rid of Nolan's rash, and he never has one either. I think this heat doesn't help us in that regar! At least you did get a fun story to tell, right?

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  3. Checking out his goods? LOL I legit LOL'd

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  4. Molar cutting was the only time my kids ever had diaper rash, and it was TERRIBLE. It looked like their poor little tushes were on fire. I put so much diaper cream on them you could smell them as they walked!
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  5. I don't mean to laugh because I am sure I will have similar situations with Landon, but this post completely cracked me up. I hope it gets better!

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  6. I wanted to say thank you for your sweet sweet comment the other day. I meant to pop on over here earlier but we officially moved from Irmo to Spartanburg this past weekend so it's been a little crazy!

    I hope your little guy's diaper rash has gotten better. Not sure what you use, but California Baby diaper rash cream is amazing. It literally reduces the rash in just hours. It also smells good haha.

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  7. OH MY GOSSSHHH, haha! What is it with our little boys this week?! OH MY. This is too funny but oh, I feel your pain!

    I hope his little tush is feeling better now! Poor guy!

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  8. Stopping by from the hop. Oh, I know all about checking out the goods. We are in the midst of potty training and my son loves to check out the goods.. Its amazing that even at such a young age boys are all about the goods.

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  9. Yikes!!! Poor little boy!!!

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  10. ohhhh myyyy!!!! But that is so funny even though it probably wasn't at the time :) And I hope his rash is better!

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  11. This had me cracking up....poor boy and poor mama! :)

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