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Parenthood brings new perspective on bodily functions.

Before having a baby I never peed in front of N. Always made him leave the room when I needed to use the bathroom. I also never farted in front of him. Been fairly ladylike over the last 8 years with him.

When I was on knees and elbows pushing out Everly and tearing wide open while N and 4 other women watched all my sense of privacy, bashfulness and desire to be ladylike went out the window.

After delivery many unexpected farts were heard coming from me. They were shocking to me because I couldn’t feel them coming and I certainly couldn’t hold them back after a rectal sphincter tear. By the way Krystal, I didn’t poop during delivery (LOL). It took several days following labor for the poop to come.

Following labor I was inundated with questions about and inspections of my vagina, anus, boobs. Had I pooped yet, did it hurt? When was the last time I peed, did it sting? Are the crotchsicles working, how is the swelling etc.

Then there are the baby bodily functions to discuss too. What color is baby’s poop, is she peeing to? Is the poop seedy or runny? Is she having gas and does she burp often? Has she been spitting up?

Basically I am not shy about bodily functions anymore! I’ve shared that my ass hurts on several occasions and have made N’s family uncomfortable I am sure. Just the other day after pooping I noticed only blood on the toilet paper when I wiped so I called to N to inspect the stitches with me. I was sure I ripped one somehow but he assured me it was still in place despite the separating and bleeding.

Back on Tuesday I called N to come in and help me clip off the tail to my stitches that was jabbing the inside of my vagina. It was all this extra from the stitches just hanging out down there. Naturally I didn’t want to clip it off myself because it’s a bit delicate down there and I didn’t have a good view of what I was doing.

He’s a trooper and has no problem checking the damage and helping me down there. He hates thinking about and seeing the awful damage down there though. It really looks much worse than it is and honestly I would rather tear open naturally than have a labor induction or a c-section.

Anyway, back to bodily functions… When Everly poops man it is loud! Breastfed babies have much softer stools. Almost like diarrhea with some stringy chunks and seeds. It is normal for them, I am not sure if the explosive fart sounds are normal though. If you need a visual check out this video.

The sharts (shit & farts) sure are amusing us though. I mean you can hear her pooping from the next room, she has the “poop grunt” down pat and the farts/ squirts are insanely explosive! I mean she doesn’t even really cry as loud as she sharts. We positively reinforce her pooping and she smiles afterward so I guess it is all good.

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  1. Ok, when I was first with my “current” other, I would go for morning runs and hit the gas station to take a poop, cause his bathroom was right off the bedroom. Wierd how there is a time where you no longer care on bodily functions, and every relationship has a different lenght on how long is acceptable. Some guys fart on the first date, others feel the need to wait,, lol.
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Thong =-.

  2. You didn’t fart in front of N for 8 years?!?!?! I’m not sure if I’m amazed or impressed! I didn’t fart in front of Travis until after we moved in together. However, I could burp with no problems ๐Ÿ™‚

    We always called Seth a “power pooper”. We could him poop when he was upstairs and we were downstairs. Today he is 4 and a half and loves his bodily functions ๐Ÿ˜‰
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..Excavators and Skid-Steers =-.

  3. Hi! I have commented on here so many times but the page always freezes when I try to submit it!

    I relate to a lot of the posts you have written, Emily is 5 weeks old now and I’m all healed up down there so it does heal! I also got my partner to check the stitches for me and he didn’t mind at all!

    Sharts – cool word, must use that from now on. Emily does fantastic ones too and I figure a nice full nappy is good!

  4. You are too funny Talina! Isn’t it amazing what comes out of a newborn baby’s body??? But it’s a good thing because if she’s not going potty then she’ll get a tummy ache which leads to crying and then the entire household wants to pull their hair out trying to come up with ways to soothe her.

  5. Talina,

    You are a trooper with your labor! I admire how you did it, and what you went thru and glad you stuck it out like you did. If I could have done the same thing I would have. But as you know I am a very small person and knew a vaginal delivery wasn’t likely. I still went thru 18 hours of labor to try and prove people wrong. But at least I tried. I enjoy reading your blog and can relate to many of them. Especially this one with your body being on display for everyone in the room after you deliver and the farting with the little one! Jaydon can really get going and its very amusing!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..The Decision to be a Stay at Home Mom: =-.

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