Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Leakage Wars

Last night, only half-jokingly, I swaddled Luke’s bum in two diapers. I had accidentally ripped half-way down one of the elastic sides of the outer diaper earlier in the day and wasn’t willing to rely on it as a first defense. Ever the recycler, I was curious as to whether or not it would hold up as the secondary barrier to Luke’s usual leakage during the night.

You see, my son has this uncanny knack for holding in all liquid until the weary hours of the morning. I’m probably underestimating, but he will leak through a diaper about 4 nights out of every week. We’ve tried to stem the tide by restricting his drinkage before bedtime. It has helped to some degree, but even then, some unsuspecting diaper gets a gushing wave of terror during the night. Dams can only hold so much before they spring a leak, people, and these dams either leak yellow liquid or little gelatin-like beads all over the bed.

So, we nixed the drinks last night, made him go on the potty, and tucked him in with his two diapers. I thought, ‘for sure this kid won’t be able to leak out of TWO diapers. Right??’ Chris informed me Luke looked like a dork, but I didn’t care. I was going to have one pee-free night, dang it!

Well, dear readers, apparently even two diapers are no match for Luke’s overabundant bladder release. At five o’clock this morning, Luke could be found crying because he was awoken, yet again, by the wetness of his bed. I was crying too—inside my head. How?? HOW???

Well, I’ve put together a little theory:

The diaper companies are in league with Luke to keep me as grossed out as possible. That’s all I’ve got.

I’m going to have to start making him sleep in a bed of kitty litter so that I can get some sleep in the mornings. Poor kid, it’s really not his fault, and I would cry every morning too if I was cold from my own wetness. What's a little boy to do?

P.S. EeeGADS!!! Luke just got up from his nap and he was, you guessed it, wet! I swear the boy has Niagra Falls flowing through his pants.


Alisha said...

HaHa...Did you know pull-ups makes a special "night time" pull up? It is supposed to be super absorbant. Let me know if you want to try it amd you can have a few of ours.

erin j bailey said...

Yeah, I'll have to take you up on that. I've heard Target has some special nighttime diapers too, I've just been too lazy to drive all the way out there when the new one is so close to opening.

Lisa said...

Andy pulled off his diaper twice last night. We were safe the first time, but his blankets were soaked from the second attempt. I shed a tear of sympathy for you. Lots of them actually.