We have been having some poop issues in our house. To fully understand this story, I have to give you some background information on Porgie's poop habits. She is a fairly consistent girl, who poops about 3 times a day. She rarely ever suffers from constipation.
This story begins all the way back on last Thursday. On this particular day, Porgie only pooped twice. I wasn't worried, because she had pooped right before bedtime. I feed her a bottle and put her in the crib. It took her FOREVER to go to sleep.
On Friday morning, Porgie woke up crying. Since she always wakes up babbling and happy, I rushed in to get her. Upon opening the door, I knew that she has pooped. Her entire room reeked of feces. I got her up and put her on the changing table. Upon taking off her diaper, I was shocked at the state of Porgie's butt. It was the brightest shade of red I have ever seen. As I tried to wipe her, Porgie screamed and cried. I felt awful. She had laid in poop all night long. My poor baby.
During the day, I changed Porgie's diaper every hour and liberally applied diaper rash creme. By the end of the day, her bottom was looking pretty good. Unfortunately, Porgie did not poop at all on Friday. Not even one little turd.
I put Porgie down at her usual bedtime, and she went right to sleep. Being paranoid, I crept into her room after she fell asleep and sniffed her butt. I didn't smell anything, so I went to bed.
On Saturday, Porgie woke up early. I went in to get her and was once again greeted by the smell of baby poo. I guess Porgie pooped sometime during the night, because her little butt was a bright shade of red and very sensitive.
Trying to remedy this problem, I decided to feed Porgie prunes for breakfast. I wanted her to poop during the day, so she wouldn't poop at night. BAD IDEA. VERY BAD IDEA.
I put Porgie down for her nap at 11:00, and she promptly fell asleep. However after about an hour, she woke up. I heard her grunting and pushing. A minute later, she was asleep again. I was torn - should I go change her diaper or let her finish napping? Being the foolish woman that I am, I opted to let her finish napping.
About an hour later Porgie woke up. I went in to get her, and was greeted by the smell of poop. I flipped on the light and walked over to the crib. Instantly, I noticed a puddle of feces in the middle of the bed. I looked at Porgie. She was covered in shit. COMPLETELY COVERED IN SHIT.
I called for John to come help. I undressed Porgie, and John gave her a bath. I examined the damage in the crib. There was shit on the sheets, shit on her lovey, and shit on the bumper. In one word, it was GROSS. I was pretty traumatized by the whole experience.
On Sunday morning, Porgie woke up extra, extra early. John went in to get her, and once again she had pooped. Thankfully, she pooped several more times during the day.
Today, Porgie woke up at her usual time. She had once again pooped, but this time it was hard little pellets. Yes, she is now constipated.
Here is my question for you - how do I get Porgie back on track? I don' t think her little butt can take much more.