After tummy time, we engage in another recommended activity... Skin on skin. This is where the parent takes their shirt off and the baby is naked... EXCEPT for a diaper. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. This is actually quite an enjoyable experience, PJ's skin is so soft and warm. We are just relaxing, his eyes getting heavy when he gets the hiccups. How cute. His whole little body shakes each time one comes. Then the little guy gets some gas. For a rookie like me, this takes a little getting used to. I'm just not used to having something fart on me and not moving away. But, the little guy just keeps ripping em. I can't blame the guy, I mean we've all been there, it does feel good. Just as I'm getting over the fact that I'm being farted on, I hear this other noise. PFFFFT... Ya know, I don't even know how to describe it, maybe someday I'll record it and attach it as a .WMV file. Anyways, it takes me about a second to realize, "That aint farts". It was... wet. Slowly, I'm getting an idea of whats going on, so I look up at his cute, innocent face... and he is a picture of concentration... He's grunting one out! Face is turning red, eyes squinted, muscles flexed. PFFFFT, there it goes again.. Thar she blows.. Thank god for that diaper, I'm just praying that it holds the torrent in and I dont get gushed on. At this point my inclination is to hop up and change that diaper..
Meanwhile Pup, is about 3 feet away, comfortable in the fact that she isnt in the spray-zone. Cracking up laughing, she manages to say, "You might want to wait awhile". I'm thinking WTF would I want to wait for, I want to get this smelly, watery, bubbling shart/poop/gas/liquid cleaned up ASAP. Pup says, "He might not be done"... REALLY? Hmm, that's cool, Dad is now approximating a piece of Charmin. I'll spare you the details of the toxic abatement and cleanup. Below is a photo of "skin-on-skin" BEFORE the eruption.