Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Problem With Change

Before I start, let me make it very clear that this is NOT a political related post. It is also not a post about loose change (which I hate). This IS a baby related post to the problems we have when we change things. After all, babies are creatures of habit, so change is not always a good thing.

Being in PR forced us to change a lot of things. For starters, and the most obvious, is that we had to change our location, or more importantly, where Kaylani sleeps. Instead of her crib in her own room, she gets a pack and play with a blanket draped over one side (so she can stare at something nicer than mesh netting) next to our bed. That part didn't affect her that much though. However, Mommy dragging the pack and play closer to the bed because Kaylani had made her way to the side and under the blanket, which caused a loud screeching noise at 4:30am? That affected her pretty good. Instead of a routine early morning diaper change, we got a terrified and crying baby.

And since we were all up at 4:30am anyways and happened to notice Kaylani had scratched her face, Mommy thought it best to clip a few nails. That part didn't bring on too much change, except instead of 5 uncut fingers, Kaylani was down to 4 (although Kaylani didn't even notice since it was only a small nick). Oops! Not the best early morning for Kaylani...

The other thing that changed for Kaylani was that she's no longer a stranger to a pool! We took her in the pool with us for the very first time, and that also required us to change her into swimmie diapers. Now, for those of you not familiar with swimmies, they're basically diapers that let water out, but keep "other stuff" fairly in. And before anyone gets the wrong idea, Kaylani did not poop in the pool.

However, Kaylani did poop OUTSIDE of the pool. Again, for those of you not familiar with infant poop, its not the solidest of poops. So, what do you think happens when you have "not the solidest poop" and a diaper that let's water out? CODE BROWN! Fortunately, Kaylani was laying on a blanket in a beach chair and not in anyone's arms. I say fortunately, but I haven't looked at her bathing suit or the towel yet. I'm sure they don't feel so fortunate.

Anyways, there are a few more problems that we've run into with this change of scenery, like the fact that Kaylani looks at everything (which isn't a bad thing except when she has to nurse), and the fact that Kaylani talks in her sleep (to her frog, or to anyone who will us). But the good thing about this change is that our family gets to spend a few days in the sun where the only thing we need is a swimsuit and a cooler to hold the beer. And let me tell you, that's a change I can definitely get onboard with.


Mayte said...

How is she doing with the "calor" in PR?

JonnyTam13 said...

She did great. She has a tiny rash on her arm which may be a heat rash (just like Mommy!), or it might be a bite from one of the many armigitas or mosquitos! We'll see!