Baby, look back, miss him already, Poonami, This too shall pass, You just have to laugh

When all you can do is laugh….

I have talked previously about poo explosions (poonamis) and I am sure you think that this is an exaggeration, so I thought I would share one of our messier incidents.

When my little one was born he was the king of frequent Poos, roughly every 2 hours (but typically the minute he had a fresh nappy on). So I had no idea what people were talking about when referring to poo explosions.

But oh did I find out! As our little one got bigger, his poos became less frequent and much bigger!!

I was in a local shopping centre in Butlers one morning. It was packed and I stupidly bought a tea and scone. I spent over 10 minutes with a tray in one hand, pushing a buggy in the other trying to find a seat (in a very cramped cafe!).

Eventually a seat became free so I manoverd the buggy into place and sat down. I put the little one on my lap for a change of scenery for him. I had just buttered my scone when I heard a big rumble from his nappy and I just knew it was a big one.

So I sat there contemplating what should I do. Do I leave the tea and scone I so longed for and go straight to the baby room or do I take 5 minutes to eat the scone, have some tea and then go. 5 minutes won’t make much of a difference I am sure. So I popped some tissues behind his top to protect it (just in case) and took my 5 minute break.

Once I was done, I carried the little one in one hand, pushed the buggy in the other to get him upstairs to the baby room. I couldn’t put him down as everyone knows the biggest no no in poonami’s is pressure on the nappy!

In the short 2 minutes it took me to get to the changing room, not only did I discover we did infact have the biggest poonami ever, but this had spread up his back and leaked into my top! I have plenty of emergency clothes for the little one, but none for me! 🙈🙈

So I tried by best to wash my top and had to walked around the shops with a big wet patch on my top before starting my 30 minute walk home.

Lesson of the day, in the realm of poonami’s, 5 minutes makes all the difference!

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40 cm snow, Baby, beast from the east, Exciting times ahead, exhausted, storm Emma

It was snow joke

For those of you that heard, the beast from the east collided with storm Emma last week to wreak havoc on Ireland. I have never seen snow like this in my lifetime. We had over 40 cm of snow, the roads were impassable for days, the airports closed, public transport ground to a halt, ferries stopped running and suddenly I was very aware that we are on an island.

While most Irish people were bedding down for their snow days, I was trying desperately to get to a family wedding in the UK. With 3 cancelled flights and 2 cancelled ferries, we decided to try one more time and head up to Belfast to get a flight. Thankfully while the roads were very poor at times, we made it up safely and our flight took off the morning of the wedding.

Knowing how bad the drive could potentially be, there was no way I could take the baby, so my little one and hubby stayed at home. As I kissed them both goodbye I got quite emotional. All of a sudden I had visions of crashes in the snow and not making it back home. I looked at them and had this horrible feeling, how would they cope if I wasn’t around? I have to get to MY baby’s wedding some day.

I was really surprised by my reaction as I am someone who has had a few less than sensible adventures in the past. But I realised how important it is to look after myself from now on. Be a more sensible person. As there are so many exciting times to look forward to that I don’t want to miss.

Stay safe everyone! Xx