What my life has come to
I talked to the pediatrician, who suggested prunes, or apple or pear juice diluted with water. I considered the Q-tip trick. But prunes were what did it--E@rth's Be*st Prunes and Oatmeal, eaten once a day at first (just a few spoonfuls), then twice a day in large portions. (Large for Bat Girl, anyway, meaning half a 4-oz jar.) Luckily she enjoyed them.
We had switched to size 3 diapers about a week ago, even though they're a little big for her, because the size 2 were starting to give her enough of a plumber's butt that I was worried about their ability to contain her output. And so this morning, when my phone rang at work, the first words out of my husband's mouth were, "If she hadn't been wearing a size 3 diaper..." Carnage contained, baby at peace, hallelujah for prunes.
And I just wrote a whole post about poop. At least it wasn't my own poop, this time.