The Spit-Up Conundrum

Babies. Spit-up. Babies and spit-up. The two go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’ve met a baby that hasn’t or doesn’t spit-up, I’d love to meet them because they are about as real as a flying horse. I knew coming into parenthood that I would be dealing with spit-up regularly. I didn’t realize, however, just how often that meant. I thought, what’s a little spit-up after a bottle and burping? That isn’t so bad. Boy was I wrong.

It really is a constant guessing game of “is now safe to remove her bib?” And, let’s be honest, more often than not, it was never a safe time to take the bib off. Most times, not even a minute after we would take her bib off, Sophia would surely spew some more spit-up out of her mouth and onto her clothes, all over her hands, and of course, all over me or Sarah.

With Sophia now at 6-months old and having been weened off of breast feeding, I figured the days of having to keep her in a bib at all times was ending. Yeah, NO. Having her on formula full-time seems to have made spitting up an even more common occurrence, as if that was even humanly possible. It seems like she goes through about 6,893 bibs a day and about twice as many outfits or onesies. It is, in a word, breathtaking. But, not the good, “Awe that is amazing” kind of breathtaking. It’s the “Crap, now I gotta run her back upstairs and change her clothes, her bib and MY shirt” kind of breathtaking. Since, it literally leaves me out of breath. Perhaps I’m out of shape, though…

Now that we have recently begun introducing new and exciting foods to her diet, the spit-up is more, what’s the word I’m looking for here? Colorful? Yogurt, cereal, bottles of baby food such as green beans or yams. They add a certain colors of the rainbow element to the spit-up parade. Not to mention adding to the chunk factor. Lovely visual, I know. You’re welcome.

Needless to say, we haven’t yet figured out the spit-up conundrum. Let’s just say that is the least of our worries now as Sophia is quickly teaching herself how to crawl. I have a couple videos to post of her attempting to crawl over the last few weeks. Let’s just say keeping her contained in a singular location right now is a struggle, but it’s awesome too. I’ll try to get posts up more regularly, but I did recently start working again full-time, which I’ll fill you all in on again very soon. Until then, enjoy the little one crawling.

Sophia pushing herself up the first time:

Sophia attempting to crawl:

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