I just put some sheets by that description into the washing machine. Seriously, I have four children. I've been a mother for 4 1/2 years. Before that I babysat for TEN years. I've seen my share of pee. But OH MY GOODNESS that was the smelliest stinkiest most saturated sheet and (thank goodness we had one on) mattress pad I've ever seen.
And we now know that Emma has some semblance of bladder control.
Yesterday while we were driving Emma drank at least 4 8oz bottles. That's 32 oz of liquid, and we never saw a good wet diaper. In fact, 2 diapers I changed were COMPLETELY dry, and a third might have had just a little bit wet, but not much at all. Emma's little belly was SO BLOATED! When we stopped we'd rob her tummy, take her diaper off and loosen it so she'd be comfortable, we took her pants off alltogether thinking that maybe they were constricting (jeans). Nothing worked. We spent 11 hours in the car and Emma didn't go at all!
Finally we got home, I laid her in her crib and went back out to get one of the other little guys. I changed Brianna's diaper and put her in PJ's then went back to get Emma and give her a clean diaper and pajamas (even though her diaper was dry when I brought her in... fresh is still good...). You wouldn't believe what I found! There was seriously a PUDDLE of pee with at least a 2' diameter and urine sitting on TOP of the sheets because it was still working its way out absorbing into the sheet and mattress pad (which is thankfully waterproof and didn't saturate the mattress as well). Her clothes were soaked and even her HAIR had pee in it. She had moved out of the puddle and left a second puddle in her new location. Her diaper was so huge, having absorbed its full extent before leaking onto the surroundings, that I could hardly believe that all that pee had really come from her! Not only that, she was wearing a diaper that was a full size longer than she usually wears in the daytime simply because it absorbs more!!!
Ok, so now you've gotten the longest, most descriptive post you'll see in a long time all about PEE.
And I think it stinks so bad because it has all kinds of 'extra' vitamins and such in it. I don't think she has a bladder infection, though if she kept that up I could see it happening quickly!
The good thing is that we now know she has some sort of bladder control...