what's the grossest thing you have done or encountered since becoming a mom?

Natasha - posted on 05/08/2010 ( 90 moms have responded )

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what's the grossest thing you have done or encountered since becoming a mom?

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Gina - posted on 05/30/2010

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I remember when my oldest 2 who are now 5 and 6 were 1 and 2. they shared a room and where both in diapers. every time I put them down for naps or let them play in their room was horror for me. nice big carpeted room and finger-painting with poop all over the carpet and themselves and they even got the walls sometimes to. but baths and scrubbing cleaned up the majority of the place it was but unfortunatly it didn't do the greatest on a carpet and that was what was the worst. this happened atleast once a day. I had to go and invest in a rug shampooer cause scrubbing the carpet wasn't working good enough.

2 babies
2 poopy diapers
1 carpet

NASTY!!!!!!!!!!
LOL

Jennifer - posted on 05/09/2010

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My oldest suffers with consitpation and when I was just getting the run around with my Doctor (it's normal, it will go away) I decided to prove to her how bad it was. After not being able to go to the bathroom for several days, even with the use of laxatives, we had to give her a suppisority??. My daugher at the time wasn't even two years old and the size of the bowel movement that she had shocked me. I actually wrapped it in a baby wipe and then measured it to explain how large it was to my Dr. Not surprisingly, my Dr. referred me to a pedi. and my daughter is now on medication to help. Sometimes as Moms we just do what we have to do.

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Diana - posted on 06/05/2010

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Poop makes me gag-in any form. I can deal just fine, as long as it doesn't touch me! My kids have never played with their poop-and I have three boys-and I am soooo glad!! That would be a clean-up for my hubby!

HE doesn't handle vomit very well, and he's the one who's been puked in the face by all three kids!

But, with all the blood, poop, puke, and pee, the thing that really grossed me out was my six-year-old's teeth. Hereditary bad teeth led to an oral-surgeon visit and five baby molars pulled. Never occurred to me that they'd still have roots. And coupled with the fact that they were from MY kid...major gagging!

Joanna - posted on 06/02/2010

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poop under the fingernails... so gross.

Although cleaning mandarin orange poop off our our dining room walls/patio door is pretty close, lol.

Lois - posted on 06/02/2010

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When my daughter was about 18 months we were eating asparagus. I chopped hers up for her. Well I must have missed one. Later when I was wiping her green poop diaper I noticed some was still in her behind. I tried to wipe it away it wouldn't come out so I called my husband to help. He grabbed it with his fingers and proceeded to pull out a barely chewed whole stalk of asparagus. EWWWWW!!

Natalie - posted on 05/25/2010

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All these awesome stories and we still hear about people claiming that being a mother isn't a full-time job in itself! They will NEVER understand!!!

Crystal - posted on 05/23/2010

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my daughter who is 15months, climbed onto my back while i was laying on my stomach, coughed, and along with that cough she vommited ALL over my back, the bed thru my hair. oh my god. i wanted to sink into the ground and make it all go away, not the nicest wake up call :(

Christina - posted on 05/22/2010

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Oh my! The things we have to do - and we don't even get paid!

My second daughter was one who liked to hold her bowel movements. I don't really know why, but she always held it off as long as possible. During potty training she DID NOT want to poop in her potty. Finally one evening she produced. I was so excited I laughed and told my husband I had to get a picture of her standing by it for her baby book! (For blackmail when she's 16! ) She was SO proud of it! I left the room and came back a second later and it was GONE! Completely gone, and let me just say that it was sizeable. Then I saw my dog on the other side of the bathroom licking her chops and giving me a very guilty look. She ATE it! (She only weighs 8 pounds, so it was quite a meal for her) I was absolutely disgusted. I couldn't brush my teeth that night because I had to use my toothbrush to brush the dog's nasty teeth before she licked someone. Ugh!

Kim - posted on 05/22/2010

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So far, the grossest thing I had to do was recently when my daughter was in the bath tub and she pooped in the bath water. All her toys were in with her, and I had to get her out, and wash ALL her toys, the bath mat, the bath tub, and then get her back in the tub to wash her. She is almost 1. So, that means solid poops, but not all the time. And with just my luck this one happened to be a quick-disintegrating one. :(

Virginie - posted on 05/22/2010

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The worse might have been with my first one (now 2.5yo). He was a champion at having diaper blow out. Only once did I throw the onesie in the trash but it was bad. He was sitting up and the projectile poop went all the way back up his neck. We were not at home obviously, so changing him and cleaning him in a public bathroom was great. He was only nursing at the time so it was not as smelly as it could have been, but there was poop everywhere up in back, belly, underwarm... By the time I was done, I had some all over also. I have had a spare shirt for me in my diaper bag ever since. My second one is quite interested in trying to grab the contents of his brother's potty, so I'm sure we'll get something really gross soon...

Michelle - posted on 05/21/2010

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well mine was before I was a mom actually. When I was 10 my mother got custody of my niece and I helped out which turned into babysitting (still do and shes 12 lol). But she was about 4-5 months old and I was playing with her. I had her in the air looking up and spun a little then BLA in my mouth. She had spit up and it went right on the corner and some into my mouth!

But good news is the same exact thing happened to her when she was 10 except it was my daughter that did it to her! Yes, my daughter got revenge lol.

Outi - posted on 05/21/2010

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lol.. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with someone being covered in poop or thrown ups.. One time my 2 y old daughter actually took off her pullup after going poop and for some genius reason rubbed it all over herself, including face and hair... I actually took a picture of it.. lol..

Melissa - posted on 05/21/2010

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Projectile poop from my neck down. I went to change my daughters diaper. I took off her diaper, but the moment that I lifted her legs.. IT JUST SHOT OUT EVERYWHERE! It was gross, but I just laughed. What else can you do.

Erica - posted on 05/20/2010

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When my 1st was about 6 months old I was driving school bus and had her in the seat behind me. When I stopped for my second school pick up, I checked on her and there she was - sticking her hand in her diaper, pulling it out and eating her poop. It was all over her face, hands, arms, and car seat...lets just say that the kids had to wait before we went anywhere.
Another thing that ALL of my 4 children have done is stand in their crib and smear poop all over the bars, walls, mattress and anything else they could put it on. I think they like the texture, and it is easy to smear --- GROSS!!! I have pictures documenting their shenanigans, so I can tell them later - "look what I put up with!" ;-)

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Worst for me has been being thrown up on, having poop wiped on to me, the diaper explosions. The absolute worse was the spit up in the mouth, I spit it out onto her blanket. It's all funny now though.

Bridget - posted on 05/20/2010

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My two year old had to poop. So she went to the bathroom but on her way started to poop in her pants. When she made it to the toilet she got on the toilet and finished pooping. When she got done she got off of the toilet took the poop out of her underwear and came walking through the house with it in her hand and went and threw it away in the kitchen garbage can.

Merry - posted on 05/20/2010

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Allison sample, ROTFL!!!!! That was hilarious! Girl that must have been so NOt funny fir a long time, I hope youare laughing remembering it! That story is my favorite!!!!

Erika - posted on 05/20/2010

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I had to change my daughter's diaper in the car once and in my attempt to grab a clean diaper, she escaped to the front seat... sat on my open handbag and pee'ed right in it. It was actually quite funny!

Susan - posted on 05/20/2010

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same thing happened to me with my first son i had a fourth degree tear and has too many stitches to count the nurse came in with a stool softner and i asked her if it was going to work right away and she said no it would take about 12- 24 hours so we were going home that day so i took it and on the way home kaboom it happened and i couldn't stop it luckally it was only a 10 minute drive home cause my husband was ready to throwup. i was balling all the way home. this time with my second son i had a c-cestion and lied and told them i had a bowel movement already so i wouldn't go through that again . it wasn't even three hours after i took it.lol

Allison - posted on 05/19/2010

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ugh, the grossest thing was when my son was only a few days old. I'd never changed a diaper before and I kept opening his as he was pooping rather than after so I got that black sticky meconium on my hands(being that tired makes for very little coordination) then he pees all over himself and his face, starts crying, then I feel it....the stool softeners they'd given me bc of my stitches. I tried to hold it in while I wiped my hands on a baby wipe and covered his body with something warm so I could run to the toilet but it came rushing out and filled my cotton yoga pants down to my knees!!! I couldn't leave him like he was so I cleaned him up, rediapered him and dressed him in a warm outfit and put him in his crib before I could get cleaned up myself. It was the worst day of my life I think.

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My daughter is now 16 months and still has the occasional diaper explosions. I think my grossest moment was when I was at the mall and she was still in her infant carrier at 6 months. She had a huge BM and had it running out of her diaper and all in her car seat.

Jodi - posted on 05/19/2010

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I was at my cousin's wedding with my then 6 month old daughter. She had on tights and a little dress, I had on khacki slacks and some top. I was carrying her on my hip as best I could when I started to smell something really bad. When I switched hips to check her diaper, I felt it running down my leg. She had the worst watered down poo I have yet to encounter since! It had seeped through her diaper, her tights were drenched with it and so was my leg and part of my shirt. It is the only time I have gagged over baby poop. The worst part was that my hotel room was a 15 minute drive away!!! Ewwwww!

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cheesy puke in a closed environment (think car) and this one time when my first born was about a year old, he had a severely loose bowel movement (it looked like runny Quaker Oatmeal),so I took his diaper off and laid it on the floor of the bathroom (meaning to clean it up after I had bathed the baby). Well, I called my husband into the bathroom to help me clean up the baby as I was using a hand held shower head to hose my baby off. My husband was barefooted...came running into the bathroom and stepped right onto the very squishy diaper. That was 21 years ago, and even now I laugh whenever I think of it. We are divorced now (divorce had nothing to do with the aforementioned incident)

Jenn - posted on 05/19/2010

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Chaning my sons poopy diaper only to find out he wasn't finished and it shot out of his little booty. I call it the "poop shoot".

Crystal - posted on 05/19/2010

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at snack time my son likes to eat 2 cheriose then feed me one not so bad even when there wet but he has lerned his finger can go up his nose well i was on the phone hot payin much attention when he stuck somthing in my mouth assoming it was a cherioe i proseded to chow it but it tased gross and wasent crunchy so u spit if out it was a bogger i was so grossed out i puked all over him me and my phone shorting it out

Heidi - posted on 05/19/2010

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Having a good giggle here!! I must have a tough stomach cause i've been through most of these things with my three and it doesn't bother me really. Wouldn't be able to do it for adults i think, but the worst thing for me is choking, my daughter is 8 and regularly doesn't chew properly, not unusual to have to catch the end of a spaghetti and pull it out!!

Danielle - posted on 05/19/2010

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My daughter (now 5 yrs. old) when she was only a couple of weeks old had a diaper. We were in my room at the time; so, I decided to lay her on a towel, on my bed to chanage her. As I took the diaper off and proceeded to put another one under her....She decide to PROJECT nasty yellow mustard color, water poop everywhere. EWWW! It shot out like the scenes in the movies when people vomit. It got all over my right arm and side. She managed to spray the bassinet and my wall. That would have to be my nastiest experience EVER!! I didn't know whether to cry or laugh...so I laughed!

Christy - posted on 05/19/2010

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Well aside from being in the UPS store and suddenly feeling my side (where I was holding my son) begin to get warm and wet...yea good times! I think the nastiest thing was when he wasn't feeling well. I was carrying him to the themometer and saying I think he's going to throw up (to my husband) and right after I said those words....yep puke all over my neck, shirt, bottom of my face.....ahhh the joys of motherhood!.....Although while this is completely nasty to look back on, at the time all that mattered was my son was hurting and I needed to do whatever I could to help him feel better.

Angela - posted on 05/19/2010

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My oldest daughter was sick with the flu, had a high temp and was getting dehydrated. I decided to take her to the ER as it was late. I called a cab, got her in and was holding her while the cab took us to the hospital. She had her head on my shoulder and then started to vomit down my back and there was nothing I could do as I held her in my arms. So I ended up in the ER with a bunch of vomit down my back. The feeling of the vomit going down my back was not so nice and I will never forget that day.

Jamie - posted on 05/18/2010

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the greatest thing about becomimg a mom is see things through my child and teaching my child how to cook i enjoy when we get to cook together

Kristin - posted on 05/18/2010

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When my Son was about 6 months old, he ended up getting a stomach bug. In the middle of the night he woke up crying. I was in the middle of changing his diaper and wiping downward when he shot out diarrhea onto my hand and my leg. I jumped to the side and he did it again, but this time it went across the room and on the carpet. Needless to say we both ended up taking a bath that night. He's 6 now and thinks it's funny when I read that story in his Baby Book.

Cynthia - posted on 05/18/2010

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When my daughter was 1 year old, she had a stomach virus. I thought she was getting better. However, we went out to eat one night with my in-laws. My daughter had a bowel movement. When I picked her up, it was all over the high chair, down her legs and all over her clothes. I had to carry her to the bathroom, and by time I got there is was all over me as well. Thankfully, my mother-in-law came to help me clean her up. I had to finish my meal smelling like poop!

Lisa - posted on 05/18/2010

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Stick my finger up my 4 month old scremaing baby's bottom to help him poop. I had to do this for a month. It was horrible.

Tori - posted on 05/18/2010

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lol this is a funny one being a mom of 3 boys i bet you can just use your imagination and come up with something and my kids have probably done it. i have been pooped on and peed on and had to clean the poo out of the bath tub and covered from neck to knees with puke and been covered in blood from a rock up the nose and been on hands and knees scrubbing dog poo off the carpets from being tracked in but i think the absoulty worst and sickest thing was my 8 yr old who was playing out side and not paying attation to his body signs and having a bit of a upset stomach came running in to the house ran to the bathroom dropped his pants and didnt make it on to the toilet. (and need less to say i had just bought all new rugs and re did my bathroom ) he pooed all over his dropped pants and the brand new rugs and the floor i can handle baby poo but my 8 yr old i was the one about to get sick after than.

Nicola - posted on 05/17/2010

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The grossest thign so far happened the other day. I walked into my 2 year old sons room and all I could smell was poo. I looked on the floor his PJ's were lying on the floor (this was in the morning) I thought oh no as I had him in a cloth nappy and he can sometimes get them undone. Then he run out of his closet and ran upto me, there was no nappy so I turned him around and sure enouth there was poo on his bum. I put him in the bath and tryed to wip him with a wipe wipe but he wouldn't let me so I put some water in the bath and washed him, then I noticed it was on his foot and was thinking oh no what else am I going to find in his room. After washing him I got my husband to dry him, dress him and take him outside. Then I went into him room and found his nappy behind his cot (his cots away from the wall as he kicks it) and he'ld steped poo onto the carpet in three places around it and on two places on the wall. So of course I had to clean it off. Made me feel like I was cleaning up after a puppy that had a mistake wasn't a nice way to start the day though.

Kat - posted on 05/17/2010

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when my son was 8 months old, i was powdering his butt (he had his 1st ear infection and the antibiotics gave him diarrhea) and he pooped in my hand. it was gross, lol. my hand smelled like baby poop for a week, and nothing would get it off.

Laura - posted on 05/16/2010

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i think another poop story is in order! Anyone changed a dirty runny poo nappy in a car on a 1 year old? We had just done the grocery shop and i could smell it half way round the supermarket so thought instead of changing her in the shop's mothers room id change her in the car... Well i hadn't actually seen a mess like this before until she turned 1...was a really hot day and my daughter had a few layers of clothing on anyway the poo ended up bursting out of the nappy and onto her clothes. She ended up being fully naked as she had poop on everything...she was very unhappy about being naked and screamed as i tried to pin her down to get a nappy back on her! There were a few strange looks im sure trying to catch a pooey naked 1 year old in the car and trying to stop her getting poo on the seats and interior of the whole car! I also don't like picking up her poo from the bath. We use a baby bath inside the large bath and she usually poos in the big (empty) bath first before getting into the small bath (with water in it) I end up picking up the poo in my fingers which is gross so as not to mess the bath too much! Yuck the things we do aye?!

Candi - posted on 05/15/2010

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I have never heard of so many kids playing in poop! Luckily my kids never did that! I have dealt with my share of vomiting in McDonalds enough to gross out other customers, puking up bananas while on an airplane still an hour away from landing, projectile vomit in the van that went from the back seat all the way up to the steering wheel, etc. I think the grossest thing was when my son was 8 months old, he put a dead fly in his mouth! He is 11 now and thinks its so funny, but honestly, flies are terribly disgusting. He would also crawl to the ferret cage and put ferret shavings in his mouth. UGH!!! Just thinking about it makes me cringe!!

Ruth - posted on 05/15/2010

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My son pooping on my hand when I had no one else to help me clean it off...Now that was a intrestin Diaper change!!!

Jennifer - posted on 05/14/2010

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My son who was about 2 at the time was eating crackers and this soft chocolate dip. He would stick his fingers in the dip and then come over to me to suck it off. Off he went to play and then came back with more of what I thought was chocolate on his finger. I sucked it off and it was not chocolate. I said "what is that?" and he smiled and said "poop". He had stuck his finger in his poopy diaper. That is the grossest thing I have ever done.

Jessica - posted on 05/14/2010

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yes i have to agree with some of the others that the grossest thing i have had to do was to let my daughter puke on me. when she was about 11 months old she came down with this nasty stomach bug and it is quite hard to get a child that young to aim for the trash can or potty especially when they are terrified and just want to hold on tight to mommy. so we went and sat in the bathtub for the night until it was over and then we just took a shower clothes and all, just stripped as we went. but we are moms, it is our job to do the hard stuff, like clean poop out of the tub, the entire bag of flour out of the kitchen, spoiled milk out of hidden sippy cups in the bottom of the toy box etc. we do our jobs with pride and love, we may get frustrated from time to time, but it is worth it when you get smothered in hugs and kisses.

Anita - posted on 05/14/2010

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The poop, the pee, the vomit....oh my. Too many stories to mention. The one that stands out to me the most though was from before I had kids. I was watching my niece. She was a toddler. I was in my early twenties, hair down to my waist. She had a horrendous sneeze into my hair and proceeded to rub it in . By the time It was over, I had snot from my ear all the way down to the end of my hair! It was soo gross. Did I mention I didn't have kids for another 10 years. If I had only known that was just the beginning!

Elyssa - posted on 05/13/2010

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let me just set up the story a little with a few facts:

My son has a nasty habit of putting too much food in his mouth so he ends up choking on it.

My husband throws up whenever he sees vomit

I was pregnant and had morning sickness

well... lets see if you can put the facts together and see what a huge massive mess I had to clean up... ick. not fun especially while pregnant with an extra sensitive nose/stomach. I had NO CLUE a baby's stomach could hold so much!!! and there are just certain things that a man should have to tell you BEFORE you get married and have kids right????

Elyssa - posted on 05/13/2010

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when my son was about 4 months old, he was really really constipated because of the formula I had to feed him, and we tried (just about) everything to get him regular again. Finally we gave in and tried just 1 oz prune juice to 5 or 6 oz of water. we gave him about an ounce, maybe 2 of the juice mix. Nothing happened for several hours. Still nothing. So we thought that it just wasn't going to work for him. So we went out to eat with some friends. well... lets put it this way... the word "explosion" doesn't even BEGIN to cover what happened at that restaurant... just thinking about the mess he made makes me feel queasy! it was EVERYWHERE!!! All over me, and his carseat and well... all over the floor leading the way to the restroom as I ran him to the changing table! I pretty much had to bathe him in their restroom... it was terrible!!! And the worst part is that it just kept coming, and coming, and coming! It was like a terrible neverending nightmare! I held him over the toilet until I was sure he was finished. needless to say I'm glad that I usually carry extra clothing for both me AND my son in his diaper bag. After that....episode... I have not given him prune juice since. nor will it EVER come to that again!!!

Melanie - posted on 05/13/2010

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when my daughter was teething, i once intentionally caught vomitt on my shirt so i wouldnt have to clean the carpet yet again.

Candice - posted on 05/13/2010

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My son was about a yr old. I was in the living room and set him down to play. I turned to take a drink and when I looked back at him he had walked across the room and had picked up something. I was running over to see what it was when he put it in his mouth. I was one of those 3in Tx cockroaches!! I screamed and tried to get it out and gaged as the last thing I saw was an anntenia!! I called my mom crying and she said to just watch him but he should be fine. He is 11 now and thinks it is downright funny!

SummerDawn - posted on 05/13/2010

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Well, I'm not sure what's the grossest, but I can say there are definetely some gross things I never thought I'd do as a mom. My daughter goes through waves while potty training when she will not poop ANYWHERE but a toilet (she still pees in her diaper, IDK why!) and we were driving down a back road about 10 miles from civilization and she was screaming so bad I had to pull over, get her out of the car, squeeze her knees into her chest to get to start pooping cuz she had een holding it screaming for about 15 minutes and then I had to hold her half on my knee and half on my arm so she culd squat and finish pooping in the middle of norwhere. Not fun! My hubby laughed at himself the other night because our daughter had cheese in her mouth, chewed it all up and decided ot to swallow it and as she attempted to half spit, half gag on it my hubby reached out and caught it with his hand... LOL It was really funny only cuz he looked grossed out but told me how he never thought he'd catch chewed up or puked up food in his bare hand until he became a father and he didn't even realize he was doing it, it was just instinct! LOL I thanked him for catching the food from landing on my freshly mopped floor! LMAO

Lisa - posted on 05/13/2010

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when my son started potty training w/pull ups. he took his poop out w/ his hands used it like finger painting. YUCK! we immmediately got him cleaned, cleaned surface where he played, and made him clean while talking and yelling, and continuously talking on how poopy goes in potty!!! Never again! Thank God he stopped.

Jess - posted on 05/13/2010

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Oh yeah and my son puking on me when were playing "airplane". You figure out the detals because I am gagging just by remembering it!

Darliss - posted on 05/12/2010

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haha these are all awesome answers. I have to say that vomit, poop and pee dont bother me but what always grosses me out is cleaning the umbilical cord after they are born. I have two daughters and with both of them my husband had to do it all the time for me because i just couldnt. No one warned me about having to do that lol

Karin - posted on 05/12/2010

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The worst was watching my son from across the room at a friend's house grab a live TX cockroach and put it in his mouth. I was gagging all the way over to take care of that nasty thing. It still grosses me out! My friend was mortified.
Beyond that, the regular mommy stuff. At this point, I just know it's going to happen sooner or later. Poop in the tub, getting pee'd on, vomit, poop from the diaper into the hair...it's happened too many times...

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