Wednesday by Leah: Did I do that?

A few days before BabyRoX was born, Mark and I went to pick up some baby items we needed. It was during this shopping trip that I discovered the NoseFrida. It’s basically a straw/tube thing that parents can use to suck snot out of their kid’s nose.

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“Gross!!,” we jointly exclaimed. We would never suck snot out of our kid’s nose! Who does that?

Haha. Think again, naive almost-parents. Think again.

Except I never purchased a NoseFrida… I got one of those blue bulb syringes, and it seemed to do the trick on tiny BabyRoX. But then he started crawling. And since his nose was usually pretty close to the ground, he got dirt and stuff in it, which mixed with mucous and made these super sticky and SUPER stubborn boogers. Nothing would get these boogers out! His nostrils are very tiny, so even my pinky finger can’t fit in there. Wet wipes didn’t work either. Nor did saline drops. And no way was I going to put a Qtip near my wiggly, grabby lil guy’s face. It would probably end up lodged in an ear or eye or nasal cavity. So… I sucked. Yup. Gross, I know. But I put my mouth over that little nostril with the stubborn boogers and sucked them right out.

And that is only one of a number of yucky things I have done since becoming a mother. I’ve thrown a sheet over pee in the bed and slept
on it. For more than one night. I regularly eat soggy, sucked-on pieces of food that BabyRoX discards. And don’t get me started on the poop. Ohhh, the poop.

What? I poop, ok?

Anyhow… I might be investing in a NoseFrida. My birthday is on Saturday, if anyone needs gift ideas…. =)

  • Kathryn Mehl 8 Aug ’12 at 4:50 pm

    Sadly (but still funnily), this isn't the first time I've heard this. 😉

  • Becky Shanks 8 Aug ’12 at 5:18 pm

    my stomach pumped over the "So…I sucked" line.

  • Rachel Barrieau Ezzo 8 Aug ’12 at 5:50 pm

    Okay, I haven't done that but have done other things. Motherhood is sometimes really gross yet still rewarding. 🙂 And, it only seems slightly less gross with your own kid. Not so much with other peoples.

    • Jorgelina Striedinger 9 Aug ’12 at 12:59 am

      No way. I'll go to extremes to get them, but this a new limit. Although I was perfectly fine with trowing a towel over the pee and sleeping on it until the next day.

  • Angela Mitchell 9 Aug ’12 at 5:03 pm

    I don't think I would have survived without the NoseFrida, especially in the winter time. J, however, refuses to use it.