Thursday, February 17, 2005

Not for the faint of heart

Well, I didn't plan on blogging till I got back from Balt, but after the day we had, I had to while it's still fresh in my mind.
The drive in sucked, there's no easy way to say it, we left the house at 9:20, and should have arrived in Baltimore around 5:30, unfortunately we weren’t close, arriving close to 7:30. Up till now Jonah has been a pleasure when we travel. His first trip to Pittsburgh, he slept the entire 5 hour drive, when we went to Israel he was an angel on the plane, and slept through Amsterdam. Today was a different story. He cried and had to eat every few minutes. We got to see every pit stop on the Ohio Turnpike, except the last one, and made up for that by stopping in Pennsylvania.
Before we hit PA I got stopped for speeding:( since it was in Ohio, and I'm from MI they didn’t trust me, and took my credit card and charged me on the spot. It took over a half hour for him o do this. He came back and explained that his credit card machine wasn’t working, and normally he'd take us to the station and make us get a bond taken out, but since we had a baby, he felt bad, so he did it manually.
Things were moving at such a slow pace that Nat and I played “My fat unhealthy old grandma went on a trip to Wisconsin" game.
Finally e is within ten minutes of the exit we need, and traffic comes to a standstill, that’s another 45 minutes in the car. Eventually we made it to where are staying.
Dinner Time (not for the faint of heart)
Jonah is an adorable baby, and usually people want to hold him, especially Nats friends who haven’t seen him ever, or in a while. I hate to put this in here, but it’s critical to the story. Ever since Aunty Aviva started Jonah on real food, and then followed he has had real person poo, or Stools as the doc calls them, usually they are easier to clean but smell lot worse. This is important to the story or I wouldn’t have let you in on this. Well by the time we got to the restaurant he stunk so bad no one wanted him, So Nat and her friend Ruthie went to the car o change him (no changing station in the restaurant) they changed him and came back. He still stank like ass, and no wanted him. Amazing how fast he recrapped his diaper. So this time I was sent out to change him. I take off his diaper and there was no poop. Then I lift up his back, and discovered that he had shit all up his back. I didn’t want to put back on his diaper so I called Nat and asked her if we had extra clothes, which we didn’t. While I was talking to her, Jonah peed on his changing pad, and nats friend’s car seat. I ran Jonah back into the restaurant, and after s mall discussion we decided to end dinner, and go back to the apartment and clean the nasty baby. So I had the dirty job of putting him in his car seat. Well he didn’t wanna lie in his seat cuz he had poo all over his back, so he struggled. It took Nat and her friend to finally put him down.
So we get to the apartment and its time to clean him up. All the girls who were so excited to see him hid and stayed away from his stink. So it was up to me and Nat, we got off his clothes, and see the damage, he has poopy all up his back, to just below his neck. since we didn’t have a bathtub we could use, it was a two person, hold him up, while one person cleans him bathe....finally he was clean, and the girls were back all over him, I guess they are only there for him during the good times. He finally fell asleep, hopefully I won’t have to post till I get back...a good Shabbat to all.

5 Comments:

At 4:34 AM, Blogger stillruleall said...

You really increase that burning desire of mine to have children

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger Marc Lerman said...

well shauli, i'm glad that....well, actually, it sounds like nothing on the trip has gone well. make sure to keep the baby clean hehe
what's "my fat unhealthy old grandma went on a trip to wisconsin" came?

-Marc

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

The "my fat unhealthy old grandma went on a trip to wisconsin" game is where each person has to say something that grandma took on her trip in ABC order.

 
At 4:03 AM, Blogger menachem said...

This is the sort of blog that will come back to haunt your kid in twenty years.
and yes, i have joined the blogger community (which, from here, looks more or less like the zacks family) and published my very first blog yesterday.
check it out!

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger 2R said...

You know, you think you have friends and then boom they just won't hold your kid because he pooped all over himself and his parents didn't bring a bathtub with them to the store...man! what friends are they!! Sorry I couldn't be there, not that I wouldn've held him, nephew or not - not holding a poo covered kid, but I would've had fun laughing at you guys ;)

 

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