The gross factor

I’m positive every parent has a moment that their baby/child truly grosses them out.  During the last 7 months there have been some moments that should have completely disgusted me, but I’ve been blinded by love.  Most of the time these moments were so nasty, it was laughable.  I’ll just name a few highlights, projectile vomit with mucus running down the face(minor disgust), explosive poop, poop soup diapers, and the oh so weird…poop lava flow during a diaper change.  For some reason, none of these made me want to vomit.

Alas it has finally happened, this week we have hit a new milestone and I’m not excited about it.  Maggie has learned to swish her solid food around in her mouth.  I can hear the food swimming between her gums, tongue and cheeks.  She loves it.  The face is that of a person sampling a fine wine, inquisitive and at last pleased.  I’m not sure what it is, but every time she does this, I begin to gag.  Maybe its the thought of pureed peas and brown rice swishing around her mouth, I really don’t know.  I’m sure this seems silly to you.  Yes there have been a lot of poopy situations that should have sent me running to the toilet to vomit, but I was prepared (as much as I could be) for the poop.  But this…Ugh!

Of course, she is still the most precious thing in the world, but the pureed food swishing has to stop.  I can’t take it.  I’m only human.

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