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!”

Mother's intuition

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!

By Parita

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