Ashley Mozingo

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a stay at home mom to two girls, Paislee, 3 and Keely, 1. My husband is in the Coast Guard, and is currently stationed at a Coast Guard unit on Camp Lejune. We have been married for five years now and have spent two of those years in Alaska, where Paislee was born, and two in Maine, where we had Keely. We were lucky to get stationed here in 2012, and call North Carolina "home". We were both born and raised in different cities in eastern North Carolina, and we are super excited to get to spend some time here with our girls and introduce them to some of our favorite places that we had as children. Before I met my husband, I attended East Carolina University, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communications. I have a love for writing, and a huge passion for being a mom, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write about my experiences and exciting moments of this rocky ride that we all call 'Motherhood'.


A Stealth Maneuver

Before I even begin this impressive story, I need to warn you that it is about poo, so if you do not enjoy poo-related tales like I do, then please stop reading now (:

Ok, I warned you, here you go…Isaac usually delivers a stinky diaper once a day like clockwork, so when he went without the other day I was wondering when his predictable digestive system would catch up.

Look out for the stealth bomber!

My son went down around 7:30pm and when I went in to check on him before I went to bed an hour later I smelled a suspiciously unpleasant odor as soon as I went in.  Uh-oh…

That’s right, my sweet boy had either busted out a dirty diaper right before falling asleep, after I put him down, or even worse, he had actually pooped in his sleep!  I wonder how Isaac pulled that one off.

At this point I had two options, either wake up a soundly sleeping baby to change his nasty diaper and attempt to put him back down (which has not gone over well in the past) OR let the poor little pooper sleep in it and change him as soon as he peeps in the a.m.

Neither sound like great ideas, right?  I decided it was time to try a stealth maneuver that would have made any Marine proud:  a sneak attack poo retrieval!

I crept up on my unsuspecting victim, armed with a rubber glove and a trash bag, ready for war.  Then I slowly, ever so slowly reached down the back of his pants, gently grabbed the offending contents of his diaper, rotated my wrist, and slooowly pulled it out without touching any pajama/blankets/stuffed animal friends, threw it in the bag and ran out of the room.

The mission was a huge success!!!

Thank goodness Isaac was not wearing his blanket sleeper, he was very tired=very asleep, his poo was grab-able and that he was sleeping on his tummy, otherwise this stealth maneuver may not have been so successful!

Is my son the only one who poops in his sleep?  If not, then what kind of stealth maneuvers do you use?

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2 Comments on “A Stealth Maneuver”

  • Brynn Reese November 20th, 2010 11:20 am

    Emily only poos when she’s asleep – once during her afternoon nap and once when she’s asleep at night. The nap ones I’ve decided to let go – I’m tired of her bowel movements ruining naps. The night ones, though, require waking her up. I hate doing it too, but I also hate the thought of her sitting in that all night long. These darned kits with their overly regular bowels!

  • Sarah Moore Sarah Moore November 22nd, 2010 7:57 pm

    Overly regular bowels indeed! Glad to know Isaac is not the only sleep dispenser out there (: I don’t think I could let him stew in a dirty diaper all night either…

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