Friday, January 4, 2008

Mrs F How Was Your Morning?

Oh great thanks for asking.

After a long night of near constant night wakings with Baby (2.5 straight weeks... and yes I gave her Motrin last night) Kid got up a little early. She peeked her head in my door and said "Mom I think I went pee in my bed... I woke up and my pjs were wet." P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Good Morning to Me! Now I didn't do or say anything condemning.... I didn't even roll my eyes or groan. I got out of bed and said "Oh Okay" as if this was a fine task to take care of first thing in the morning. Kid hasn't wet the bed EVER. She started waking up with dry diapers at a year old. I'm not kidding. She has a bladder of steel. Not that I would have been mad if this weren't the case. I'm just saying this is HIGHLY unusual and I don't need her to have a complex about it.

Here are the ways in which this sucked though:

#1 She had obviously been sleeping in it allowing it to thoroughly saturate all bedding.

#2 She doesn't have a mattress pad or protector because as I said this has not been a problem before.

#3 She has a foam IKEA mattress that is fit for her bed which can't fit in the washing machine.

#4 That mattress has a little cover... with a BROKEN zipper!!!... that I couldn't take off so I had to *wash* the whole thing by hand hoping to some how eradicate the old strong piss sent from the epicenter of the foam.

#5 Kid has a velvet comforter cover... yes real velvet which is Dry Clean Only... see #2.

There was one *cute* moment in all this... while I was stripping the bed Kid says "I guess sometimes five year olds don't know when they are peeing."

Yeah I guess.


emmyjw said...

I am feelin your pain! I have been dealing with a round of the 3 and 5 yr olds puking all over the bed, 4 times in a week! So icky , man I think I need to buy stock in febreze. My 12yr old sized 8 yr old son still wets at night sometimes, he is OK with it, we don't make an issue, he wears a goodnight to bed, the other night it wasn't enough though and no mattress pad since the goodnight has never leaked before...I think he peed an entire gallon. Man I love being a mom, don't you?

Haley said...

Wow. I am so not ready for kids.

You may not yet be in the mood for this little tidbit, but one of the reasons I think your whole co-sleeping thing is great is because when I was little I would occasionally wet my bed ON PURPOSE so that I could sleep with my parents. I figured out that they would be too tired to actually change my bedding and would just let me snuggle between them, so when I was feeling loney, or, I don't know, BORED at 4:00am I just let the flood gates open and *Presto* -- instant parental company. I told my mom about this recently and she took it quite well -- I guess the memories of urine-soaked children do fade over time...

Gigs said...

I've gotten that wake up call before. As if the stripping the bed and laundry aren't enough, one of my most loathed tasks is putting the whole bed back together. Ugh. Might be worth investing in a mattress cover just in case.

I have some great scent remover which I've used on pet stains, called Stink Free. Doesn't require any scrubbing, just oxidizes the pee smell. You just poor it on and let it dry. Might be worth a try, though I will warn you it has a pretty strong smell of "spring", like laundry detergent in overdrive.

Mrs. Furious said...

Yeah this was a gallon sized pee. And smelly. Oh God was it smelly. Thankfully we've always got the enzyme pet deodorizer ready to go for Canine's accidents and I just coated the mattress with it. We'll see how that works.

marie said...

The Kid is too clever.

Mrs. Furious said...

That is both hilarious and heart warmingly cute.
Some kids just need the nighttime lovin'. :)

"Wow. I am so not ready for kids.
Oh you are never ready/always ready.

Mrs. Furious said...

I think our stuff is pretty similar. I sprayed it on... but you are right I might need to pour it to get it really saturated. I'll go smell in a bit (that'll be fun)

I know... how cute was that?

Feener said...

when i read this i think to myself, wow it really is not only me who deals with the chaos of having kids. sometimes as they both are screaming at me and i look around at the massive mess and slimy food i laugh out loud as if it is one big joke. but then i read this and realize NO it is no joke, this is what parenting is all about. sorry for the RUN ON sentence.

Julie said...

Oh yeah, we have waterproof mattress pads in this house. Little one, M, is similar to Kid in that he always had a dry diaper overnight as a baby and he has never had an accident at night. Fortunately, he is the one who sleeps with us every night.

My older one, J, wears the Good Night "diaper" at night most nights. I have done the whole changing of the bed thing many, many times. I actually got really good at it, leaving another mattress pad and sheet right under his bed so I could quickly change it and plop him back in bed.

That was so cute what Kid said "I guess sometimes five year olds don't know when they are peeing."

Mrs. Furious said...

"I laugh out loud as if it is one big joke"

Sometimes you have to laugh so as not to cry...

Mrs. Furious said...

" I actually got really good at it, leaving another mattress pad and sheet right under his bed so I could quickly change it and plop him back in bed.


Amy said...

Kid's just prepping you for Baby. Because, ya know since Kid was so easy with the no-pee-in-bed thing, Baby will not be!

Isn't that the way it's supposed to work?


MommyTime said...

I so sympathize. If your spray-on stuff doesn't work, try (link is a 10% off coupon; no I don't sell the stuff myself) which is the most amazing stuff ever -- on kid or pet yuk coming from whatever end of the creature is "broken."

And if Baby's bladder turns out to be unlike Kid's, and the whole potty training thing sucks at night, try making the bed with two sets of sheets, and a mattress protector sandwiched in between. Just rip off top sheet and the protector, and you're good to go without any more work.

We never needed this for potty training, but with two kids in daycare, this was the only way I made it through multiple bouts of stomach flu without losing my mind. Of course, this doesn't do squat to protect you from catching the horrible disease as you're holding the bowl for puking kid at 3 am. But it does mean that the next day when you are sick and doing 5 loads of laundry, you don't ALSO have to remake all the beds. And, if it's really bad, may I also recommend a bath towel thrown over the pillows? This saved me 4, I kid you not, sheet changes in one night last fall. Just let the towel catch the yuk, use a clean edge to wipe child's face, wrap up the towel and toss in laundry bin, and put on a fresh towel from the pile on the floor. Okay, this may be TMI, sorry. I'm on my 3rd cup of coffee...

MommyTime said...

Oops I sure screwed up THAT html code somehow. Sorry. The link was supposed to be just the product name, which of course is the only thing NOT in my ginormous-long-link comment. It's called Nature's Miracle. And I am a caffeinated idiot.

Robin said...

Man, not a good way to wake up.

Kent just turned three and we still have to go change his diaper before we go to bed or the bed will be soaked. (Goodnights don't work for us.) Even doing that, he sometimes soaks the bed. Fortunately he is still in a toddler bed with the plastic matress thing. I'm not getting him a real bed til he is potty trained. At this rate I am guessing that will be about the time he turns 12.

Daniela said...

Do you have a WetVac? If so, vacuum up as much of the pee as you can from the mattress. Saturate the area with Febreze or laundry detergent with enzymes in it (like Gain or Cheer) and let it sit for at least an hour. Vacuum all of the moisture out of it again. Put it in an area that it will dry relatively quickly. Whip out the sleeping bags and tell Kid that she's camping (heck, make s'mores too.)

I double-bag the beds (waterproof pad, sheet, waterproof pad, sheet) so that I can quickly rip one off and put the kid back into bed. Even though my kids don't normally wet the bed, you can never really predict a good episode of projectile vomiting.

Daniela said...

Whoops... I mean saturate the area with DILUTED liquid laundry detergent with enzymes. You don't want to go pouring that on full-strength as it probably won't do very much and will dry into a sticky, gooey mess.

Mrs. Furious said...

I don't have a wet vac. But that sounds like a good method and if Baby turns out to be a wetter... I may have to invest in one!

Nature's Miracle is amazing!! That is usually our "pet stain and odor" remover. People it is unbelievable. Sadly Mr F got a different brand last time (why I don't know) and it smells like baby powder. I just went up to smell the mattress and I can't tell if I smell pee or not?!? I'm going to saturate it again. With Nature's Miracle there is much less leftover product odor... you either smell pee or you don't.

And with vomiting... I am a huge cover the whole bed with towels believer! Of course vomiting around here is usually a bit crazy and stressful due to the epilepsy issues so I don't ever leave her side and can usually do a good job of "catching" the spew after the initial bout. Oh I don't look forward to that this winter... but it is always bound to happen!

Mrs. Furious said...

Do you have a Whole Foods? There brand of diapers 365 hold more pee than any other brand. Hands down. They are a bit more $$ since they are chlorine free but it is worth a try. They don't have any of the "shaping" of regular diapers and are literally absorbent the full length of the diapers. Baby nurses ALL night long and so pees A LOT and since using these at night... no wetting through. I have gotten other mom's to try and everyone agrees.

Mrs. Furious said...


God I hope not. I thought the 2nd kid was supposed to be even easier to potty train.... right?!? RIGHT?!?! ;)

Amy said...

Ummm. Yeah! Right!...maybe.

Mommytime...great tip. I will have to remember that as we close in on potty training this next year.

...and I have to get the Nature's Miracle stuff. After the last vomitusupus episode, the room smelled way too chemically. No way daughter was going back in the room. Oh well. Husband tried.

Gigs said...

Completely off topic but I just viewed the Bop-it video you have up. I can't believe I missed this before, because that is hilarious.

PS: your Bop-it skills rock!

Robin said...

We have a Whole Foods. It isn't really convenient, but next time I'm near there I'll pick some up. It would be nice if he would just learn to use the pottey.

Mrs. Furious said...

Yeah that was one of the better ones! I took like 3 takes and I never got them to leave me alone.

worth trying them out... you might like them for Kara.

get it.... NO harsh smell.

eurydice said...

hahahaha, that is so cute. not the peeing part, but what kid f said.

and hey, it happens to the best of us sometimes. once i dreamed (yes, as an adult) that i was swimming in the ocean, and peed in my sleep. i wouldn't even normally pee in the ocean! or maybe i would. i haven't been in the ocean that many times!

Mrs. Furious said...

"i wouldn't even normally pee in the ocean!"

Mr Furious said...

real velvet which is Dry Clean Only

Screw that. If you recall, I have already washed and dried that thing and it was fine. Once your dog chews all the buttons off of something it is no longer worthy of the $$$ for dry cleaning.

Speaking of the dog, how do we know he didn't sneak in and pee all over Kid and frame her. I wouldn't put it past that asshole.

Mr Furious said...

I just went to the IKEA website. We can machine wash that mattress. I'll take it to the laundromat.

Mrs. Furious said...

Mr F,

a button.... as in ONE.

and the pee is of course in the big section of mattress I don't see how you are fitting that into ANY washing machine.

cardiogirl said...

I am so sorry it took me this long to find you. Thanks to Deb from Missives from Suburbia. You are promptly going in my Google Reader. Thank you for so many much needed laughs.

Favorite line from this post:

"...hoping to some how eradicate the old strong piss sent from the epicenter of the foam."

I believe I have found my cosmic twin in you, Mrs. F.

Mrs. Furious said...

Hey thanks for coming over! And thanks for the compliments!

FYI I think I may have eradicated the piss scent from the epicenter of the foam... but only time will tell for certain.

and if you haven't noticed I am big on the commenting.. so please do whenever it strikes your fancy.

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