Friday, March 21, 2008

Mayday! Mayday!

After 4 days of coaxing baby kai to poo (this seems to the acceptable term for "shitting" :P ), it finally came to a climax today.

It was just before 2pm in the afternoon, and kai was enjoying his usual afternoon feed. Then all of a sudden, i heard the frantic cries from my wife.

"quick quick! Get the changing pad!"
(we have this rubbery air-filled changing pad for the little one)

Within seconds, the kit was brought out to the living room. For the uninitiated, the "kit" consists of:

1) the changing pad
2) the cleansing wipes (we use the Pigeon brand.. the wipes are pretty thick and effective)
3) the paper diapers

What greeted my eyes left me slightly stunned. Kai was lying on his back, and i could already detect some stains on his shirt. But when I started to remove the soiled diaper, the realisation and shock sank in.

Our grand highness has decided to unload 4 whole days of poo (there! politically correct) at one go! The quantity was simply astonishing, to say the least.
But what really stunned us, was that MOST of the poo had spilled out of his diapers, and much of it was nicely collected in the back of his shirt! Yikes!!!

Out came the wipes. Then came the paper towels to assist. The scene was one of utter carnage and desparation. Poo was literally everywhere, and there didnt seem to be enough towels/wipes to cover it all...

Finally, we made a painful decision - emergency "surgery". The shirt had to be sacrifised.

Out came the scissors. It simply had to be done.

Ping performed the cuts, while I held his highness gingerly and could only look on. It was over in minutes. The poor dinosaur shirt was swiftly dissected so that kai could be extracted with minimal poo on his little body.
Even then, I could feel the sticky slime on my hands as I hurriedly carried him to the bathroom for an unprecedented 2nd pong-pong of the day.

Another first - the bathtub of water had to be changed halfway through, as there was simply too much poo, which quickly turned the water from clear to brownish.

After a tense 20 minutes, it was all over. Kai smiled at us, contented (of course he would be. If you "let go" only after 4 days, i'd bet the feeling must be shiok!).

The casualty? The poor dinosaur shirt...*sigh*

What an action-packed day... Good Friday indeed!


Anonymous hansen said...

what? no pictures?

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See here or here

3:07 PM  
Blogger 北海道的大黑熊 said...

pictures? we totally panicked at that point in time.

Imagine when Eeping was cutting the poo-soaked shirt off Kai's poo-stained body, I go "Wait wait wait! Let me grab the camera and take a couple of shots!"

I have a feeling I would have been slaughtered on the spot...

2:40 PM  

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