Until you become a mom, you really have no idea how much poop will be a part of your life once that baby arrives. From the meconium to the loose stools to the "blow outs" and the "up the backs," we mamas know our poop.
If you had asked me six years ago whether I would ever do a slideshow of poop, I would have laughed at you, but when it's your baby, it's not (that) gross. I have had poop under my fingernails, people! There is nothing left to disgust me.
Since babies can't talk, poop is one of the only ways they speak to us. We parents end up spending a lot of time analyzing it. So, with no further ado, here's the poop on your baby's baby's poop. See below:
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It's nasty, but it's important. The meconium has to come out and that drama is often the trial by fire for newborn parents. I remember being so excited when all that tar showed up in my first baby's diaper. This black glue-like poop looks like fresh tar on a hot road. Comprised of amniotic fluid, mucus, skin cells, and other stuff ingested in utero, it doesn't emit an offensive smell, but it's bizarre-o, indeed. Who knew you could be so happy about some excrement?