Poopin’ n’ Peein’, Peein’ n’ Poopin’

It is amazing what life has boiled down to the last couple months. There is no life outside my living room.

I live in it, sleep in it, eat in it—my living room, that is. (Well, and these jeans.) Haven’t quite figured out how to poop in it or I would probably do that too. Β (In the living room, NOT in the jeans.) The computer doesn’t really come on, there is no live coverage t.v. of news events, and I don’t go anywhere unless it’s a baby doctor appointment. The entire street could catch on fire and I wouldn’t notice.

Nothing is important anymore except whether she eats, poops and sleeps or whether her father and I eat, poop,and sleep. That’s what life has come down to– the basics. New priorities, huh?


Now what are those purple spots on mama’s shirt? Did you pee on mama? Yes, you did….

So, speaking of pooping…

This is what my kitchen often looks like.


I had the drying racks outside on the back porch but it grew cold so I brought them in. Then it turned warm again but by this point, guess who was too pooped to place them back? It might take me an entire 5 minutes. But that’s too much time. That’s time that could be used to pump milk or 5 more minutes of sleep.

We originally used these kitty litter containers to collect coffee grounds from the local coffee shop.


The grounds were then deposited into the compost…..for the garden I once spent hours attending to . Β And now…..they hold poopy and pee-laden diapers. These things are wonderful. The lids keep in any smell and they are super easy to wash out once they’ve been dumped in the washing machine. Zero waste! Yay!

The cloth diapers are MUCH easier than anticipated. I’ll go into that and share the fun of cloth in a future post!

But with a face like this….you know there’s more fun in store!


P.S. The suggested tags for this post were: living room, litter box, health, sleep disorders, conditions and diseases, United States, organizations, research, shopping, coffee grounds, Christmas time and…. Jesus……seriously. I love randomness.


14 responses to “Poopin’ n’ Peein’, Peein’ n’ Poopin’

  1. Good to hear from you and hope things are improving for you. Keep us posted.

  2. Sounds like you are embracing new life full on! Well done for managing the washable nappies and keeping up zero waste -I salute you, I only used them for the last few months when LMG just needed a might time back up…

  3. I can relate on so many levels {except the cloth diapers *hanging head in shame}. She is a cutie and very lucky to have such a mindful momma!

  4. Ha! ha! I can see that you are really throwing yourself into ‘life as a Mother’…dare I say this ” from the moment of her birth you will never ever not be a Mom”..does that make sense? Always and forever your little bundle of joy will be forever an important part of your life…………….so…….forget the cleaning, forget the ironing. forget the dusting and forget the computer…just enjoy these few months you have before she starts to move around by herself.
    She is indeed a sweet little girl and she has such big eyes….love her all you can.
    How is Matt coping? Is he working yet? do send me an e mail and let me know
    love P

  5. I regret that I didn’t embrace cloth diapers! I did manage to EC train my second son who would pee and poop on command at just 4 mos. Pretty cool. By the time nos 3 and 4 came along, it was back to disposable pants.

    That is one seriously cute babe, Mama! Glad to see you back in the mix. Miss you!

  6. Having never had kids, I can now relax in the blissful knowledge you’re doing it for me! All of it! BTW – letting the diapers freeze is how to get them white w/o bleach! πŸ™‚ Now how’d I know that? huh? Growing up in the wilds of Canada where everyone hung their diapers on the line in sub zero weather and would bring them indoors stiff as a board.

  7. Cute baby! Ain’t you a lucky Mama! πŸ™‚

  8. Life for the first few months is so random, isn’t it? I found it took about 3-4 months to get into a rythmn of sorts.

    She is the cutest baby ever!

  9. Jennifer, those pictures are adorable! Don’t feel so alone. All mothers go through that stage of being consumed by their baby and then all of a sudden they are leaving you to go off to college! Just enjoy this experience before she is all grown up:) Love you!

  10. Cute pictures mama…..what about those big brown eyes….tooooo cute

  11. Thanks for the comments everybody! Just makes my day. I’ll be heading over to your blogs too, ramdonly—if you have one. Things have been busy with the move but I’m on my way and of course, always, always appreciate you reading and sharing and commenting and making me feel connected to the rest of this big, blue world of ours. πŸ™‚

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