OH, I’m sorry, I missed this one! (And all about little ol’ me, too. Well, about my baby, anyway.)
Yes, actually, she did have merconium, and she seemed to have it for an awfully long time - 2 weeks or so! But her little bowels didn’t move much at first, and they had to use glycerine chips to get her to do anything at all. Some of the older nurses said “Ack, These young nurses are all about the poops. In my day, when they’re ready to poop, they’ll poop! Leave their little backsides alone!” It was up to the nurse on duty to decide if and when to give her a suppository, so it varied according to the nurse on duty. (Her favorite nurse, Megan, was a fan of the suppository - connection?)
After the merconium had it’s day, it became regular old baby poop, but smooth, no curdles. Like yellow or green pudding. Just a few days ago she had her first curdly poop. (sniff mah little girl, a-growin’ up!)
She still doesn’t poop much, but she’s up to twice a week some weeks. Still had her Friday and 12:30 poop, but sometimes there’s a Tuesday or Wednesday one as well.
The funniest thing is that whenever my mother holds her, she poops. Doesn’t matter when or how recently she’s pooped, my mother gets another one out of her. It’s the weirdest thing! My mom has always drama queened that I pooped with every single diaper. I now realize it wasn’t my fault - it’s cause she was the one holding me all the time!
Heh, heh, heh. Put yourself back five years ago and ask yourself if you’d EVER discuss baby poop in detail on a message board. Didn’t think so!