The Fountain of Eternal… Pee 

Nathan telling the camera all about the peeing incident

My son woke up from his nap crying, so my husband (being the generous husband that he is) attempted to change his diaper.

That’s right, I said attempted

Paul laid Nathan down on the changing table and removed his soiled diaper under the misconception that once Nathan pees, he won’t pee again for at least another five minutes. So there Nathan was on the changing table, laughing and flapping his arms in the air when all of a sudden, a perfect arc of pee shot out and drenched Nathan, the changing table, and the floor… miraculously missing my husband my mere inches. The surrounding area was sparkling with droplets of pee everywhere.

And somehow, my husband had a surprised look on his face.

“Nathan’s not done this in months!” he exclaimed. Well, that’s because we’re normally really quick about diaper changes. Before we take the soiled diaper off, we make sure the Velcro tabs on the clean diaper are open and that the diaper is unfolded. As soon as we remove the soiled diaper, we scoot the clean one underneath him.  

But for some reason, my husband had a momentary lapse in judgement. He thought he had enough time in between pees to take off the old diaper before the new diaper was poised and ready to catch any impending disasters. But once again, Nathan proved him wrong. That little guy pees so much, however, that I’m actually surprised it hasn’t happened sooner. There have been times where I’ve changed five wet diapers in the span of only two hours. He’s like a fountain of pee… eternal., never ending streams of pee. I can’t even tell you how many diapers I have changed since Nathan’s birth. Probably billions. And that’s not even counting the number of times I’ve been peed on from leakage, putting the diaper on wrong (click here to read that story), and not getting the diaper on quickly enough.

I had no idea babies could pee so much. And before Nathan was born, I would have never in a million years thought I would be discussing baby pee…


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