I never thought I would have a daughter. Ever. In our family there are all grandson’s and actually come to think of it, the last girl that was born was me! That is going back almost 26 years now.
Since becoming a mother, and even babysitting and working with children, it seems like I always have been caring for little boys. I have become accustom to cleaning and diapering little mini penises.
But now I have a daughter. Saturday marked one week of her life on the outside of my uterus. And in the past week diapering has certainly been one of my biggest sources of anxiety. First the kind of diapers we are using… I have a full supply of cloth diapers waiting for her little butt. Unfortunately she is so tiny that she doesn’t fit into any of them. I thought my recovery from the c-section was going to be my biggest cloth diapering challenge this time around… nope!
Then there is the entire cleaning regiment. Of course as a female myself, I know the good ol’ front to back trick. But the combination of breast milk poop, and a new baby vagina has me freaking out.
Before I left the hospital… I was up late and texted a friend who works the overnight shift at a local safe house, and is often bored come the middle of the night. The text itself read “Baby vagina’s are intimidating” it certainly made for a hysterical conversation.
Of course I asked the hospital staff about it… you would think this was my first baby right? And ended up with a full lesson… including the fact that my daughter could have a period… I think that may have sent me over the edge. Haha!
But, she is still alive, and healthy… so I think I have got the diapering a little girl thing down pretty good in the couple days I have had practice.
Anyone else have horrible anxiety over diapering their daughter?