Thursday, May 20, 2010


I haven't babysat in a long time.  But last night I babysat a cute little baby.  He was so sweet.  He was only a few weeks old.  He took forever to eat his bottle, and then he wouldn't fall asleep unless I was holding him.  I had planned on getting a few things done while he was sleeping, but instead I ended up watching a movie while holding him.  While I work in a nursery at a local hospital, I don't get time to just "hold babies"  So, it was actually quite peaceful and nice to hold him all night.

I was a little nervous when I had to change his diaper just because I am so accustomed to wearing gloves when I do that.  Thankfully, this baby's diapers are still so small, (which I am used to that), and he had only peed so it was easier to do that without gloves.  You might all think that is strange that I wanted gloves, but it made me feel better when I was talking to a fellow coworker and she was telling me how when she first had to change her grand baby's diaper without gloves she was so grossed out.  I always wonder if I will be able to change my baby's diapers without gloves or not.  I suppose so, but we'll see.

And in a few weeks I will be helping my sister with her new baby and toddler, so I will get many more opportunities to change diapers without gloves.  Yikes.  It will be fun though, I am looking forward to it.  I always love playing and messing around with my nieces and nephews.


  1. I'm sure you'll get used to changing diapers without gloves, especially when it's your baby's diaper. It's just hard because it's so ingrained in your system to do it with gloves! I worked in manufacturing for 5 years, and I still feel naked when I do any physical labor without safety glasses and work gloves!

    I hope things go well with your sister's little ones.

  2. Haha...I wonder that about my husband. He's a dental professional and was grossed out by the droll that was flowing its way toward my shoulder from the mouth of a very cute baby girl (not mine). I guess he's grossed out by all types of bodily fluids that could potentially transmit diseases, stain, and smell. I bet he'll bring home a box of gloves.