. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Purple Poop

July 9, 2013

Purple Poop

I wrote this post weeks ago and forgot about it.  Thankfully while I do still have moments of feeling unprepared, I am not quite in this panic mood.  I think that must be one reason you are pregnant for 40 weeks.  Because you get to a point where you are so ready for this baby that it outweighs some of your more irrational fears. 


I remember one of the first times I flew by myself and I was really nervous.  I hate flying, hate crowds of people and hate doing things I haven't done before.  I should be embarrassed to add that I was 20 when this happened.  And married.  I missed my flight and had a bad experience with an airport employee who was not helping me.  I called my mom in tears.  I remember thinking "I am old enough to be married, but am I not old enough to travel alone and handle this?" 

Well I had a similar experience a week or so ago.  I had gone shopping with my sister at Target earlier in the day.  Realizing shopping at 8 months pregnant - not quite as enjoyable.  (Thankfully being with my sister far makes up for it).  That morning I was trying to find a pediatrician and figure out insurance stuff that was not working in my favor.  
I was headed to a doctor's appointment by myself because Chris was out of town.  I have been extremely blessed to have Chris go with me to almost all of my appointments so far.  Tears started as I began crying because (on a more selfish level) I felt fat and worried that I'd never enjoy shopping and wearing clothes again, that I wouldn't find the right doctor for my baby, insurance would be too expensive and I didn't want to go to the doctor without Chris.  


Then more tears as I thought, "If I can't handle these little things, how in the world am I going to be responsible for this baby?"

To add to it my doctor was talking to me about our pediatrician visits after the baby and said something about going after four days of being home, unless we have an urgent reason to visit like our baby's poop is purple. 

Um, purple poop? What? I was too afraid to even ask if that was a real thing.  

But now that I am 39 weeks I say bring it on, even if it involves purple poop - I am ready! 

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46 comments:

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness! I am so there with you. Not so much about the purple poop, haven't had that talk with a doctor yet, BUT I have crazy irrational fears too. I have to continually tell myself that God has got this and that Satan is trying to get in my head and make me worry, doubt, wonder, feel anxious, etc. I'm not pregnant, but anytime I have an ache/pain, I always ask Nathan if I'm sick or need to see a doctor. I am NUTS. Ha!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahaha purple poop! You poor thing :( everything is going to work out perfectly! Love you!!!!

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What, purple poop? That's craziness! Everything is definitely going to work out!

xo,
Angela

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I didn't Ben know to look for a pediatrician until I was like 8 months along. I also didn't know you were supposed to find daycare on the date of conception. I'm so glad things worked out and you're ready for your bundle of joy!

Justine B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hooray for no fear of purple poop! I can't believe you are almost done, you look fantastic!

Carol Hines said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's funny Katie Jane!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think insurance issues are enough to make anyone cry!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ha, funny.

Alyssa @ Sweet Shangrila said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't say I've heard of purple poop before so hopefully that is just super rare and you don't have that problem! Haha. You are so close, how exciting!! :)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I still call my mom and husband crying when I am alone with the kids and don't know what to do! Usually I have solved the problem on my own, but just need some validation. I am always proud of myself when I can handle crises on my own. You got this!!

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow! 39 weeks! You are officially more pregnant than I have ever been! I'm SO excited for you! You are going to be such a great mother! And there's that gray maxi again! I still haven't found one for myself! :( But I'm going to a bigger city in a couple weeks and will be hunting for one then!

Kiki said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girlie everything will be ok!! I am not a mom but i have lost a baby and that fact that you are having yours means that god knows your are so prepared for this even the purple poop! shopping will always be fun, im a size 14 and is still love to shop! you have a really great supportive hubby and you will both figure everything out and you will be stunning no matter what!!
XO

Mostly Lisa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are going to be a great mom! These fears are so natural, and I think that the instinct to be a mom is going to kick in right away. I know with my sister, she felt this way a lot during her first pregnancy, but quickly got into it. So happy for you though!

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are totally ready! I look at people who've had babies and think, "Well, if they can get back into shape, I probably could too!"

Alyssa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Haha! You are awesome! and you are going to be a great mom!! So excited for you!! I can't believe how fast time is flying by!!!

Kirsten Wiemer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

girl, i agree with the irrational fears. how am i ever going to get over some of mine! ahhh!

K

Kaylin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You'll be a great Mommy. I honestly can't wait to meet her :) As for the purple poop...I doubt that will happen.

Katie Cook said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hahha, you are HILARIOUS!!! I love this, and you are going to be the BEST mama, I know it:) love ya, Katie

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SUCH a pretty color on you momma :)

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are going to be a WONDERFUL mother, regardless of poop color :-)

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

my word - and this is why I am only prepared to have dogs & not children at this point in my life! You look fabulous, will definitely enjoy shopping again & I'm fairly certain you could handle purple poo too!

xx
Here&Now

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We have seen several colors in our diapers. However, purple has not been one of them. :)

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i am so anxious and excited for you!!
your pictures are adorable.
cant wait for the big announcement post!

Rachel Cloutier said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

lol i was like purple poop? I did not have that during my pregnancy!
ahh! i'm getting so excited and just waiting, watching!! ps a tip if you haven't done so already.. before baby came, the last thing I did was steralize the pacifiers.. if you haven't done it.. WAIT! I ended up opening em all, and throwing em all in a pot on the stove.. Then guess what- after baby apparently there are Sizes on pacifiers! duh! but now all mine were mixed up. So I ended up having to go out to target and buying another pack of newborn or size 0-3mos..

goodbadandfab said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just lovely! =)

www.goodbadandfab.com
personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw, what a cute post! Purple poop sounds a little terrifying, but you've got this :)

Megan C said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Purple poop would scare me too! Can't believe you have one week, or less, left!!!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw - I can imagine there must be so many overwhelming feelings...but you will figure it all out, and it sounds like you have plenty of help from family if you need it :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Purple poop? I didn't know that was even possible, yikes. You're going to be an amazing mom!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Holy man, I can't believe that it says 39/40 on there. I know it must seem overwhelming but you're probably more prepared than you think.

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Bahaha purple poop...I know you will be an amazing mom and you will get it all figured out. I can hear your hormones talking in this post, and it's darn cute. I have every faith in you!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

39/40 - that is crazy!!! And makes me SO happy. I remember Day 1. :) Look at you Katie!!! You got this - purple poop or whatever comes you way, you are going to be a great Mom.

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie you crack me up! It's high time you officially become a mom because I know you will be even more amazing at it than you could ever imagine!

Kayla Peveler said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This cracked me up! Purple poop? Is that even real?!

You are totally glowing woman!! I am so excited for you! Have this baby already ;)

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you got this Katie!!! purple poop and alL!!!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahaha purple poop. Awww sweet friend, I get the way about some things too, so I understand, but I think you are going to be more than fantastic at being a mommy...even if it involves purple poop ;) I know I will probably have a breakdown at the grocery store when I'm pregnant over something totally random..like looking at baby carrots or something and thinking "baby" and then ball. LOL

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi Katie, wow 39 weeks already. From what I can tell about what kind of person you are reflected through this blog I think your going to be a great mom...already are. You look really nice in your outfit :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Bring it on indeed! You are going to be SUCH a great mommy!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So exciting, you are almost there! I can not wait to see her!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Regine Karpel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look great!
God Bless!
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Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Look at your bump. SO cute!!!!

NIGHT OWL VENTING said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

never even heard of that before. didnt know if could turn purple LOL what in the world

The Cavallaro's said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't believe that your baby is going to be here soo soon! And yeah, I guess I will have to brush up on purple poop here soon! Glad you're ready, you're going to be a great momma!

Amy Disbrow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahaha! Purple poop? I've never heard that before. That's so funny. I hate doing things alone too. I feel that fear.

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllll... its the HORMONES!!! I told you they'd getcha!! just keep telling yourself, " I WON'T ALWAYS FEEL THIS WAY!!! ITS HORMONES!!" They can be nasty buggers I tell ya;)

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so fantastic! Everyone has those oh my gosh how on earth am I going to handle this when the baby is here moments. I did every single time! You will be awesome xo