So y'all know I stay over sharing. I'm sorry. But on some real levels, I promise that you just may get something from this article!
Do you recall the "Boogie Instruction Manual" post of 2011? In it, I shared how I became an expert at decoding Gia's various sounds of frustration (as she was too young to effectively communicate). Here's a quick excerpt-
The "This poop's gonna kill me" shriek--
Usually the result of a difficult poop, or those times when it's stuck... half in, the other half sticking out her butt and she doesn't know what to do. This cry can be particularly shrill and is often accompanied by flushed skin and sweating. It can be alarming if you're unaware of the goings on. Rubbing her back and belly and telling her reassuring things like, 'you can do it', or 'this too shall pass', usually eases the tears...So yeah, unfortunately, the struggle poops are something she may have inherited from her momma and she continues to battle it out in the bathroom on the regular. One night during a Google search, I came across a video by UndergroundWellness that has literally changed the game. The new version of poopin' is presented at around the 5 minute mark. He's a riot by the way.