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Handling A Poop Explosion: I’m Ready For Motherhood

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Handling A Poop Explosion: I’m Ready For Motherhood

Happy and Playful“I just put her down 10 minutes ago,” I tell my sister over the phone. My niece, Itty Bitty, has trouble falling asleep and so this was a triumphant moment for both my sister – her mother – and I. We continue chatting, mostly about the struggles and wonders of motherhood. I have yet to have children and am living vicariously through my sister’s stories.

Seconds later, I hear Itty Bitty scream.

“Damn, she’s crying,” I say to my sister, still on the phone. “Let her cry it out,” she advises. “We have to sleep train her,” she finishes sternly. I nod, unsure of the tactic but respect my sister’s wishes. Our conversation ends and I go back to writing.

About a minute later, Itty Bitty is still crying and I sense something is wrong. She’s cried in her sleep before. Many times, actually. She is the first grandchild and niece, and so she is spoiled rotten. Still, my motherly instinct, though I am yet a mother, kicks in. Like a super hero that sees the flash of a rescue symbol, I fly down the long corridor and open the bedroom door. There is Itty Bitty, hollering with tears streaming down her chubby cheeks, and covered in poop.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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