MAMA IMPROVISING 101

Y’all heard of Murphy’s Law, right? Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Well Murphy and I had a date the other day lol 🙁

So, the day started off so smooth and normal like any other day. AnnDrew has a casting and we were heading into the city. We got in the car and weren’t in the car for a full 15 minutes when I heard a spit up noise.  I started to put my foot on the brakes so I can slow down and make sure I was hearing what I thought I was hearing. Yep! She was spitting up the breastmilk she just ate before we left the house. I start to hear her really spitting up and I’m thinking “Whyyyy!!?” I pulled over on the side of the road to see her smiling and covered in breastmilk – soaked! I took her out of the car seat and grabbed the baby bag to get her a change of clothes. Of course, I never replaced her spare change of clothes. I wanted to scream. Keep in mind, I’m still pulled over to the side of the road so I’m trying to maneuver in the back of the car *smacks forehead*. When I went to take her sweater off, I noticed an orange looking stain on her white shirt and I started smh because I already knew that stain – Poop! She had also blown up her diaper and it leaked out the side.  Omg omg omg! So not only did she soak her clothes with breastmilk, she had a diaper blowout and I had no spare change of clothes. I was too far to go back home and didn’t have enough time to go and grab her a new outfit. Here is where I got creative lol

I took off her onesie and pants. I doused them in water and rung out the water. I turned the window defroster temp up to HELL and laid the clothes up there. Maaaaaan, it was like putting the clothes in the dryer LOL. Those clothes dried so fast! I took some lotion I had in my purse and rubbed it in between my hands to make the white color get rubbed in then I wiped my hands on her clothes to give them a nice smell. After I did that, I threw them back in “the dryer” and Viola!!! By the time we got to the casting, they were like brand new and smelled good! I did have an extra sweater for her, so I threw that on her and we were on our way! After the casting as over, I felt so relieved. Being a mom definitely forces you to be innovative if you already weren’t.

Guess what I did once I got home — put a new set of spare clothes in the bag and in the car LOL

Comment and let me know how you guys had to get creative in a time crunch 😉

 

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8 Comments

  1. Jina
    May 11, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this. I definitely learned from your experience. Kudos to you for swift thinking and handling it. I’m a new mom to a 2 month old baby girl. Going to pack an extra pair of clothes in the diaper bag and car right now lol. Thanks!

    J

    • Mel
      Author
      May 11, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Yes! Do it now haha! Don’t make the same mistake lol

  2. May 11, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Wow! That was some creative and innovative quick thinking! I think I would’ve just sat in the back seat with my baby and boo-hooed. Kudos to you!!!

    I love your blog ❤️

    • Mel
      Author
      May 11, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much!!! LOL at boo-hooed!

  3. Tiff
    May 11, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    So funny because I just had the same experience minus the cast call and minus the creativity. Yesterday, little miss princess decided to be allergic to turkey and threw up in the car seat, in her bed and in my bed. From 6pm to 4am. Needless to say exhausted from being worried about her all night and washing all night. Great job getting creative mommy! Nobody mentions all the throw ups and blow outs we have to endure lol

    • Mel
      Author
      May 11, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Exactly! How come no one warns us lol? That sounds exhausting. I am so glad she is ok! No more turkey missy!! When they throw up in the car seat, its terrible. It gets in all the cracks and crevices ugh

  4. Alana Lewis
    May 17, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Glad you all go through the day. Since you travel to different castings or may need a specific outfit one day, buying some containers and storing them in your trunk would help. Add a variety of backup outfits and accessories, stay ready…!

    • Mel
      Author
      May 17, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks! I usually have backups of everything. I never replaced them when I was switching them that time. It was a case of terrible timing ! 🙁

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