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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Worst Mommy Moment

Last weekend, I went to get my nails done with "gauze girl" as my friend has become known around here. Only six weeks into motherhood, she is in that fog that many mamas remember all too well.

Feeling tired, overwhelmed and sometimes incapable, she needed some reassurance so I told her to hang in there. In an effort to make her feel better about her situation and have a lil laugh, I shared some of my harrowing "new mommy" stories with her.

To see what one of my moments was,


Initially, my baby girl hated a wet diaper. The second she peed, her wails would sound. And, she wouldn't stop until she had a fresh diaper on her tush.

While I was out shopping one day, I took her into a dressing room so I could try on a dress. While I slipped it on, she began to cry. Embarrassed by her whimpering (read: afraid I looked like a bad mother), I pulled her out of her stroller and laid her on a large disposable lap pad.

I quickly took off the garment so I wouldn't chance soiling it with her mess or my milk. Back to business, I knelt down on the floor in my bra and undies and pulled off her damp diaper. As soon as I took it off, she began to pee.

Then, she decided it was time to poo, too. ALL OVER THE PLACE. Luckily my lap pad was big enough to catch the entire mess, but it didn't keep me from sweating bullets and having a near panic attack. The room reeked of baby poo (popcorn) and alas, my girl was still screaming bloody murder.

I pulled out my next weapon from my mommy artillery – the boob. Still mostly nude, I sat on the seat in the room with a wadded up putrid lap pad at my feet and nursed my insatiable darling. A slow paced eater, like her mother, we were in there for a good 30 minutes before I could finally put on my clothes, gather the mess, buckle her back up, and get the hell out of dodge before I encountered another melt down. Needless to say, I did not get the dress.

Post your most humiliating or infuriating "new mama" story in the Lil Surprises Group. We'll pick some to post and give you all the credit. If they are TOO humbling we can always post them anonymously. Just know that you'll be making other mamas feel sane about their seemingly less–than–perfect lives.


tracy123 tracy123 9 years
If your baby had colic or is plugged up, use the heinz pear juice, it helped my daughter pass stools, be careful though, it can be quite messy, and smelly! If that doesnt work, try feeding him or her prunes or prune juice. i also found that when my daughter was gassy or cranky if i massaged her feet it would make a huge difference. I also switched her to a soy-based formula, now she isnt nearly as plugged up, gassy or cranky.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
oh schnappy, I feel your pain. I think I'm in colic denial. I keep saying "no, no he doesn't have colic" but in the last two weeks we have had 2.5 good days. They have gotten a bit better since I switched bottles. I'm using a mix of the Dr. Brown's and the Playtex Airevent bottles (they use the same nipples, both claim to help colic- just wanted to be sure before I invested in a whole bottle set up again). I also bought some Little Tummy's Gripe water. Sunday was the day it all came to a head and with the new bottles and gripe water he has been pretty manageable. This has been pretty stressful and frustrating. I wish I had a better mommy moment story, but mostly I just want to cry.
gossipqueen7 gossipqueen7 9 years
can someone explain step by step how you leave a post on the lil surprises group?
terriannklip terriannklip 9 years
Colic? My little girl had it...take her to a chiropracter (seriously), colic seems to be causes intestinally, and a chiropracter can help with aligning everything back up...also I used (watered-down) juice during the day between feedings in a bottle for Ashley...she was able to pass stool easier and it just made ehr a lot more happy....100% change...just be careful when you tell the heath nurse about juice, they don;t approve until 6 months....but as long as it is about a 1/3: 2/3 ration (juice:water) you are OK. It DOES get easier! I promise!
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
It just happened the other actually. I took my son to the store, he saw a thomas book (that he already had) and wanted it. I tried to show him different options (I'm not against buying new books) ones we didn't already own but no none of them worked. He threw the biggest tantrum. I of course took him out of the store where he proceeded to throw himself on the parking lot ground and roll under our car. He was screaming so loud that the security actually slowed down while they were driving past. I finally got him in the car and just cried. I have never felt so helpless, what to do when they through a fit like that.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
Good to know, milosmommy. I have him on Alimentum, which appears similar to Nutramigen. He's only been on it a few days, but if there is no difference, maybe I'll ask my Dr. about this Nutramigen.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
schnappycat: Ask your doctor about the Nutramigen formula. My son had a horrible case of colic. It was insane. But the doctor suggested that because a lot of times colic is because their little tummies can't break down the milk protien. Apparently this formula has it already broken down. It was like a night and day difference when we switched my son to it. I won't lie it's horribly expensive, but so worth every penny. It's worth it to at least ask your dr about it. My son is now almost 5mos and I can tell you that it really will get better. Good luck.
heyhey heyhey 9 years
gauze girl here and i so appreciate you posting that story, hadn't heard it. shnappycat, i don't have one big horror story yet either, but lots of mini meltdowns along the way.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I haven't switched bottles yet (although I did just buy some ThinkBaby bottles) because the Dr. didn't think it would matter much (I'm using Avent), but we did switch formula last week. Maybe I'll check out the Dr Brown's. We'll see! And thanks!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Funny, I just went back on the page and scrolled down and there's a post about Dr. Brown's bottles. SO WEIRD. Anyway, they are great bottles. Used them with both my kids. Just a pain to clean.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
schnappycat, neither of my girls were Colic, but hopefully it will get better for you soon! Did you try changing formula or bottles? Dr. Brown's bottles are supposed to be a big help for this. You are only 5 weeks in. I'm sure your little one being colic causes your time to be very limited. But otherwise, keeping a daily routine and not breaking it gives you more time. AND whenever you get the chance (that is assuming you get a chance) let someone else take over for a bit to do something for yourself! Hang in there! Anyway, no horror stories with my little ones that I can think of.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I'm 5 weeks into motherhood and I just have to say that I wish I had time to get my nails done. *cries* I really can't yet see how I'll ever be able to have time to go to any appt. (my poor hair needs a cut and color desperately), let alone exercise, shower, watch a movie, etc. People say it gets better and I just have to trust that. I have no total horror story yet, thankfully (mostly due to either staying home or serious planning before leaving the house). But my baby doesn't mind a poopy/wet diaper at all and if I didn't check, I'd never know. Heh. He does scream most all day, though, because of colic. Yesterday was particularly lovely with about 12 hours of on and off crying/screaming for no apparent reason. Sigh. I think I'll check out the group. Thanks!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
That was a great story :)
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I'm sorry but I have to.... :ROTFL:
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