Well, Ruby made me look like a pro. She was soooo good. We only stayed for a couple of hours, but it was just enough to get us (me) out and see something other than the inside walls of this house and test out Ruby in such a setting. It worked out beautifully.
Here's Ruby, dressed up for her first New Year's Eve party:
This morning, as I was following my little routine of feeding, burping, then changing Ruby's diaper - bleary eyed from my usual lack of sleep - I was treated to something similar to a champagne bottle being shaken and then popped, Happy New Year from Ruby to me.
I apparently didn't wait long enough between feeding and diaper changing.
When I opened up her diaper to find the usual pee and some poop, I started the process of changing the diaper. But all of a sudden, when I was at my most vulnerable with her old diaper folded up and me reaching for a clean diaper - there was the uncorking-like explosion!
First of all, I didn't know that little girls had the ability to projectile pee like that. I thought only little boys held that special power. But it didn't stop with the pee. She shit out a load like a never ending fountain! It was EVERYWHERE. And on EVERYTHING. Her clothes, my clothes, my bed, her blankets.. everywhere.
After the delightful task of stripping her down and cleaning her up, I thought I'd take advantage of her being naked and take some pictures. Hey, it's only fair.
She almost looks like she's smiling here... like she thinks what she did was funny...
I wish you all a very happy 2009. I hope it brings you all peace, love and happiness.