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Friday, January 6, 2012

Ah Poop!

We have a pooper! After 7 days of not pooping, Cael pooped twice this evening. However, this was not without havoc today. I drove up to Binghamton early this morning to get to the bank, this way I could meet a friend for lunch at 12:30. Unfortunately, she had to cancel, so I took my time up there. I called Cael's pediatrician at 9 this morning to find out if I should be concerned about his lack of poop for a week strait, so I was waiting for a call back. I was honestly not concerned at all, because of everything I've read. It's all said it's normal for a breastfed baby to go that long. So I left Binghamton, and headed home.

Wouldn't you know that while I didn't have service, they called me back. I returned their call by leaving a message, and they called me back within 20 minutes (confusing, right?!). After some questions, being put on hold so that the nurse can talk to the doctor, being hung up on (accidentally) and called right back, they said they wanted to see Cael in the office today. They asked if I could come in at 2:00. Mind you, it was 12:40 when they asked me this, and I had only been home for 10 minutes. I sighed, and said yes, I could be there. Off I went to re-pack Cael up, get him in the car, and start the drive up there again. By the end of all my driving today, it was in the car for a total of 5 hours.

Long story short, the appointment went fine, and Cael is fine. The doctor said as long as he's eating normally, not showing signs of distress or discomfort, and is having regular wet diapers, he's fine. He probably has a slower metabolism, and therefore a slower digestive tract. Therefore, Cael is fine.

Twenty dollars later, we were on our way home. Again. I was exhausted, and had a hard time keeping my eyes open. But I was happy that there was nothing I needed to worry about. I knew it, and I wasn't concerned in the first place. I was actually shocked when they said to come in. This is why I left Binghamton after my first trip up there, or I would have stayed around waiting for the call.

So we were home for 3 hours, and I had Cael sitting on my lap on the couch. And wouldn't you know, he let out the noisiest poop yet! Go figure! Two-hundred miles on my jeep, 5 hours on the road, and a $20 copay later, and he pooped. It's just like the time we had him in the ER at 4 days old for not peeing. We paid a $100 copay, got home and he peed everywhere. Two hours later, he had another bowel movement; this one bigger and leakier than the last. I'm relieved he finally pooped, and I'm sure Cael is too.


  1. One day Cael will hate you for telling the whole world about his poops! :)

  2. Lol. Yea, I guess you're right. But that's a long way away :)