The squash has worked its way through Trixie’s system. Up until this point, we’ve been extremely lucky when it comes to Trixie’s poop. First of all, when a baby only drinks breast milk, the poop is pretty innocuous. I’ve discussed it here on the site before. It’s a wacky yellow-orange mustard color and, while it does smell offensive, it’s usually not that overwhelming. Secondly, it not uncommon for breast milk fed babies to go days without a bowel movement. In Trixie’s case she would regularly go 2-3 and sometimes 4 days without a poopy diaper to clean up. It was one of the bright spots in the world of diapers. Well, we can kiss all that goodbye.
Now that she’s eating real food instead of super-refined breast milk, she’s crapping real poop. And it’s every bit as disgusting as you might imagine. It’s kind of like stepping in a giant pile of dog shit, except that it’s not on your shoe, it’s smeared all over your baby. And instead of happening occasionally when you make a false step at the park, it’s going to happen in your house everyday. I seriously can’t believe that toilet training is ~18 months away.