Mother’s intuition. Essentially a sixth sense moms have about their children. Also, something I never totally understood. Like how does that even work?!
Well…now I know.
Let’s rewind for a second though. For the first 20ish weeks of my pregnancy, I was convinced we were having a girl. Like I knew it in my gut. Ummm.. so I was 110% WRONG! In fact, when we found out we were having a boy, I looked at Vishnu and said, “Our baby isn’t even here yet and my mother’s intuition is wrong!”
Fast forward to last Thursday morning at 1 am. Kaiden was a hot hungry mess, and for some reason I thought it was a good idea to change him before feeding him. He didn’t like that. I know because he screamed his cute little head off. In my sleepy state, I changed his diaper very quickly and moved on to more important matters…milk!
As I eventually fell back asleep, I thought to myself, “I hope Kaiden doesn’t poop between now and his next feed because I have a feeling his diaper isn’t as secure as it should be. I should get up and check. I should get up and check. I should get up and check…” SNOREEEEEEEEEEEE…I was out!
I should’ve listened to my intuition because sure enough Vishnu woke me up in frenzied state at 4:45 am. His exact words were, “Par, wake up. We need to give Kaiden a bath right now. There’s poop everywhere.”
So at 5 am, we gave Kaiden a bath. 5 am. Something usually reserved for right before bedtime.
After all was said and done, I looked at Vishnu and said, “That was my fault. I rushed when putting his diaper on.” I went on to explain the nagging feeling I had before falling asleep.
Vishnu’s response? “Well, that was crazy but kinda fun, right?”
Crazy? Yes. Fun? Debatable.
Also, note to self. This is what they call a mother’s intuition. When something feels off, listen to the voice in your head. ESPECIALLY when it comes to diapers. Lesson learned!