Hello solid poop! It is good to see you again. I knew this day would be coming and I would rejoice, but at the same time I sit back and miss the days before you!

You greeted me again today in my son’s diaper. You remind me that he is growing. You remind me that he is eating solid foods. You remind me that soon our breastfeeding journey will come to an end. You remind me that the newborn poop blowouts are mostly a thing of the past. You remind me that he is now sleeping through the night.

Thank you Lord!

You remind me of the constant conversations of, “What did I feed you last time?” and “Is it normal for it to be orange…oh, yeah I fed you carrots!” You remind me that the house is no longer safe because he is mobile and gets into EVERYTHING! You remind me why our diaper pail is in the garage. You remind me that even though the box says you only will need one wipe, you will actually need 20. You remind me that every stage is new and exciting. You remind me that my baby is changing right before my eyes and it is okay to grieve a little. You remind me that this too shall pass.

I never knew poop could make a mom’s heart rejoice and grieve all at the same time. As I cleaned up my son’s little tush, I was thankful for you, solid poop. Thankful for the reminder. Thankful for the changing seasons. Thankful that God gave me a beautiful son with smelly poop!

Christy Margritz

Born and raised in central Nebraska, Christy lives in Kearney with her husband, daughter, son, and two dogs. She is a preschool teacher with a passion for worship. Some of Christy’s favorite things include singing, dancing, watching movies, or reading a good book. Most days you can find her dancing and singing with her daughter and son!