30 August 2006

A Birthday Present

Today is my birthday and so far I've spent it catching up on three months of reading on my favorite houseblogs. Wow has a lot happened, and I've still got to make it the rest of the way through Foxcroft, Petch House, Enon Hall, and The Devil Queen.

It's amazing how much can change in such a short time. It makes me feel kind of bad because the focus at our house has changed so drastically. For example: the last few years all I've wanted for birthdays is for a house project to be finished or some sort of house accessory. And now this year I'm finding that my wishes have changed drastically.

Yes, this year I would like poop. And not, just any old poop. See, Molly has been constipated for the last four days and you can tell she just hurts. She's just so sad. I've been dumping Milk of Magnesia down her, but so far it hasn't made much difference. I'm so tempted to break out the big guns (supositories) just to give her (and me) a little relief.


Happy Molly a week ago- before the lack of poop.

7 comments:

Gary said...

Prune juice should do the trick. You may regret the result!

John said...

Apple juice is good too (prune juice is more effective though). A gentle belly massage doesn't hurt either.

We also added about 1/2 a tablespoon of Karo syrup(roughly) to my son's bottle too. It seemed to work pretty well.

Happy birthday and good luck.

Oblio70 said...

4 days does sound troubling. But I agree with the consensus here, that prune juice does seem to work fine for the little ones. Our daughter (2 yrs now) would get 1 oz (30 cc) over the course of a day for a week straight to get her "regular" when she was 6 mo. old. Today, we consistantly give her 1.5 tsp of Benefiber per meal, and constipation seems a thing of the past now. And I wish you a very Happy Birthday (mine is this weekend).

Patricia W said...

Be careful with the straight up juices. I did this with my daughter when she was a baby and it gave her a terrible belly-ache. Also, remember, water is the biggest opponent to hard poop (sorry for how bad that sounds). Let her drink all of it she can and good luck. Get with her pediatrician and also, suppositories are immediate, if it is a big poop this could turn into an incredibly painful nightmare, espcially for your baby.

sugarcreekfarm said...

Happy Birthday! And wow, she's really looking like her dad these days. When she's upside down, anyways.

Doug and Emily said...

Got Poopie?

Anonymous said...

Molly!!