Saturday, December 8, 2007

Boys are different

I am used to little girls. Everything I know about babies, I learned from Porgie. Although she was an excellent teacher, she completely failed to prepare me for having a little boy.

Things Izzy has already taught me...

1. Little boys pee all over the freaking place. Every damn time I try to change his diaper, he pees. And it goes everywhere - on the changing table, on the curtains, on his clothes,and even on mommy. He also pees out of his diaper ALL THE TIME. Every time I pick my baby up, he is drenched in piss. This is very frustrating because I change his diaper approximately 56 times per day.

2. Little boys love nursing. Izzy always wants to eat. No matter how long he just fed, he will always accept more boob. In fact, I can't hold him without having him frantically mouth on his hands.

3. Little boys are very hard to change. Poopy diapers just got a whole lot more complicated. Not only do I have to clean is butt, but now I also have to clean all around his little "equipment." This carries the added bonus of being pissed on AGAIN.

4. Little boys are much calmer then little girls. Izzy will sit in the swing - without crying! Izzy will sit in his bouncy seat - without crying! However, Izzy has drawn the line with the bassinet. He SCREAMS whenever I lay him down in that damn bassinet. We are already co-sleeping. FYI - bassinets are for suckers. Don't waste your money.

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John is going back to work on Monday, and I am terrified. Holy crap, I am going to have to take care of two babies. And I have to be able to do all of this on approximately 3 hours on sleep each night. Dear God, I need a nanny.

13 comments:

Cagey said...

I would say that BABIES are different. :-) Your list, almost word for word some of the experiences I have had with my daughter. That girl has ruined more outfits in 5 months than her brother's two entire years. hee hee

Hang in there!

Lindz said...

You can do it. Also, I'll totally come be your nanny, I think it would be far less stressful at this point than teaching.

Secondly, don't think that Izzy is calmer because he is a boy, it could have something to do with the fact he is a second child. This has been the trend I have always witnessed.

Finally, get some tee-pees, you can put them over his equipment and he won't pee ON you. AND you have a boob man, hahaha!

Eva said...

It's so fun to hear about your little boy!

Suz said...

We always used Pamper's swaddlers when the babies were babies and that seemed to stop many of our leaks....but every baby's butt is different.

And the peeing - I'm just astonished by how far it goes! Ours arched 1/2 way across the room to hit walls.

Take care! It will be hard but you'll be okay.

Rachel said...

I have faith in you but I am sure it is hard. I love having a boy. He is very chill.

Misguided Mommy said...

so rob went back to work after 5 days. i am surviving you will too. I TRIED TO WARN YOU ABOUT THE PEEING THING REMEMBER! You need to keep a burp cloth on the table and just put it over his stuff while you change him and keep lap pads under him so you can just toss those in the dirty clothes instead of the whole changing pad.

codi also nurses to obvlivion and we are also co sleeping.

i'm laughing so hard about the peeing cuz guess what, even though i already had a boy i've still been peed on twice since having codi...they somehow just find a way to do it.

also pampers swaddlers are the best at keeping little boys dry if you can afford them!

Amber said...

Boys are definantly different than girls! It is definantly amazing how far their pee can go! And I've always had to try a bunch of different kinds of diapers to find which one works the best with each child!

Em said...

See this post is allen to me - been used to boys! I think i'll be the same with a girl!

The pee thing make sure his little thing is pointing down, we used always find him wet!

Cagey said...

Em made a good point - make sure the willy is pointing DOWN into the diaper.

These comments are cracking me up!

Bon said...

poor Christy. lots of love. and i wish i'd had the peepee teepees...

Misguided Mommy said...

hi hate to be all demanding but WE NEED MORE PICTURES MISSY!

Lainey-Paney said...

All of those things were true of Gage too....except the bassinet. We used the crap out of ours. Gage loved it, and for us, it was worth every penny!

It's not about the badge! said...

Hey just think, if when Izzy doesn't pee all over you.....he will be old enough to pee all over the toilet seat, back of the toilet, and all over the floor!! I hear men can't hit the toilet bowl.

Everyone asks me if I wanted a boy when E was born. I tell them the standard "I don't care what we have as long as the baby is healthy" answer. What I really mean is THANK GOD WE HAVE A GIRL!!!! I would not do well getting pee'd on!