Full of it

I’ve learned something about Julian in these first two weeks of his life. He’s full of it. What is “it,” you ask? Pee. PEE! The boy has so much pee!!

I had heard people say before that boys pee more than girls, but I was skeptical. After all, they are ingesting roughly the same amount of milk and their bodies process it the same. (Right?) So how is it that they can have so much more pee??

I’m not going to claim that I remember how frequently I changed Ava’s diapers as a newborn, but I don’t remember her saturating diapers and leaking through to outfits sometimes several times a day (which Julian does). And I’m talking both cloth diapers and disposables (7th Generation), which we were using while the meconium stage passed and until his cord fell off, and are still using at night. The boy can soak a diaper like there’s no tomorrow and still have pee leftover to spray after you take his diaper off (more on that below).

I didn’t buy a whole lot of 0-3 month outfits/sleepers because I figured I would have a larger baby and one who would outgrow that size within a month or so (as Ava did). But now, due to the lack of clothes, Jody is having to do laundry about every other day. At least all of the boy’s outfits will get some good use. ;)

Seriously though, has anyone who’s had both a boy and a girl experienced the excessive pee factor with their boy? What do you attribute it to?

And don’t even get me started on the crazy peeing during diaper changes. So far Julian’s peed on me, Jody, my photography backdrop, the bed, himself (including on his hair today – what range!), as well as whatever he’s lying on – changing pads, towels, etc. – during the diaper change. And I’m sure I’ll have more things to add to the list as the days pass.

Having a boy this time around has certainly been a sometimes messy and WET experience thus far, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. :)

Edited to add: After posting this, I got up to change him and what do ya know? After his (soaked) diaper was removed, he peed – not once, but twice! Guess he didn’t want to make a liar out of me.