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  • Ern

    Ewww, birth pooping!

    I know I have heard and read about it before, but somehow I always manage to forget about it until someone (usually on Dooce) brings it up again.

    Dooce: reminding you about things that are better forgotton.

  • Bodnoirbabe

    How beautiful.

  • Spurious Plum

    Sorry Ern!

  • heidillydoo

    I just came off nights too. My bed is calling me….

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Dooce: Reminding you about the different kinds of poop, and different kinds of poopers.

  • Peter Hentges

    And that, my little doocelings, will do it for me for the moment.

    “Sleep. That’s where I get to be a Viking!” – R. Wiggum.

  • K

    You don’t need to say thank you. But, Leta sure as hell better, get thee to a crayon- 1 year old baby!

    I was so worried about the tacky factor… well that and it isn’t going to fit anyone but Chuck… we all do our best though…

    I am commenting because your email box is overwhelmed with CRAZIES (read: me) and I am trying to start life anew.

    You are golden. See you then.


  • nika

    looks like an “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dawg, too!” setting if I ever saw one.

  • Spurious Plum

    KatieB – I’d love to make a JOKE, that is. Geez.

  • Peter Hentges

    BFE – You’re right there … I also know the location of every bar in the Twin Cities that open and serve at 8:00 a.m. Nothing like Guiness for “breakfast.”

  • lilyothefield

    Katiebbaw- my mom says it is all the check-ups and exams that go on before the birth that make mom’s lose their modesty. somehow my mom gat an uber dose of it. she will use a communal shower with out a swim suit.

    dooce- a place to relive childhood trauma.

  • Keith

    WooHOO! New desktop wallpaper! I’m telling you, you should market a pack of these. You have a great eye and that’s only one of the things that keeps me coming back.

  • Spurious Plum

    KatieB, I’d love to make a jke about how entire football teams regularly look at the cooze, but I’ve already outed myself as the uberprude. Brave sister though.

    BFE, 10 lbs of poop is Major League shit. Wow…

    This is seriously educational!

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Peter H — I used to work 3rd shift, and though it’s more convenient to be on first and I wouldn’t change now, there is something extra cool about 3rd shift. I think a lot of it is the “nyah nyah” that you’re driving home to the beer in the fridge while everyone else is driving to work where they have to hide the beer in their cars.

    Oh, wait. Not everyone works at GM, do they? ;)
    (Shop Rats: Don’t be hatin’ on me. I live in Flint. I know the truth.)

  • She who shall not be named

    Damn, you all are too fast for me. I was responding to Katie’s post about her sister saying she had no dignity in the birthing room.

  • Jason

    Tell me about it, I lived in OKC for about two years. The very first night I moved my family from VA out there we had one of them thar twistars come right headin on in straight fer our apartment building. Petered out about a mile before us…good times.

  • Jason

    Shiz, apologies in advance. I’ve been to your site and its great…so please forgive me for the following:

    I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw your name on here, or on your site banner for that matter.

    Dooce, is the term we use in my family for taking a “Deuce” or big ole poop…and well Shiz, that’s what most of my family and friends call what you get when you drink about four gallons of the poop tea…not sure how the name started.

    Probably something to do with the sound, also known as “BU” (Butt Urine).

    I don’t know, it’s just, well… Diarrhea posting on Crap’s website?

    Now with 33% more Shiz! Get it?

  • Ada


    I miss the praires. There’s nothing like that big, big sky to remind you of how small you are.

  • She who shall not be named

    Oh my god, yes, that is what happens. I have NO IDEA who was watching and I could’ve really cared less.

  • Peter Hentges

    Closing in on the end of my work night … now just to wait for the sun to get high enough that it’ll melt the frost on my windshield so I don’t have to scrape it before I go home. Then, then! Sweet, sweet sleep.

  • She who shall not be named

    “noted” should have really been “notes”. Cause I am sure none of you could figure that out on your own. Hey, I am only kidding. Don’t throw things at me.

  • Cheryl

    To me it looks like something bad is about to happen… but then again that’s all I have been thinking about lately since getting laid off yesterday! BLEH!!!

  • She who shall not be named

    Love your whole blog, and I have to share that I am terribly bad about writing thank you noted as well. Usually I remember when I get new stuff from the same people.

  • Circus Kelli

    Spooky Ooky.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    My sister starting pooping when she was having her baby, but she was all sprawled out for everyone to see because the baby’s head was too big for her coochie and she didn’t care who saw her coochie or her poop. She told me a woman loses all dignity while in the birthing process and an entire football team could be watching and you wouldn’t care.

  • spoonleg


  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Plum –

    For more on birth pooping:

  • Sarah

    I am a weenie – it’s in my nature. But you almost make me want to try snow boarding…


  • Spurious Plum

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!I can barely get naked to take a shower, let alone crap in front of other people! Ya’ll are so brave. Let’s hear it for delivery horror/porn!

    If they can find a way to knock my ass out and wake me up several hours later with a clean, happy baby on my chest, I’ll do it. Screw all that poopy pushing. Maybe they could use a plunger or something…

  • heidillydoo

    Woo hoo! 74th?!

  • lilyothefield

    i wish we could do that with shine. she poops so much. the problem is that it is spread over 1/2 an acre. picking it up and then throwing a full bag out is one thing, but then having to empty that bag back out??? or cleaning out a bucket??. Ewwww!

    Plus, shine is a poop walker. so there is an up to 2′ trail of poop logs for each one.

  • Peter Hentges

    Funny you should mention it, CanadianAmy, Wednesdays are my night off.

  • Shiz

    Bean? 6 months? Of constipation? What’s this?

  • Peter Hentges

    Timing, Caroline, is everything.

  • Colleen from NJ

    plum, i did that and i was glad. those bitchy nurses didn’t believe i was pushing, until out popped the poop. i had a c section because my kids were too big for me.
    take that, bitchy rns!
    i am an rn too. but not bitchy.

  • CanadianAmy



    Peter-maybe you should take the day off.

  • cathi

    Spurious – I pooped. Only one nurse was there at the moment, but it was still pretty mortifying.

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    I think the dance of the A1 buttocks might be too sacred for public display.

    However, replace the bottle of A1 with some Kikkoman, and you’ve got a party! I like my ass shaken *and* stir-fried, baby.

  • Liza

    I am SO with ya on #11, doocester!! although, i think my two favorite parts of last week’s episode were:
    1. when jay said to vanessa: why are you so bitter? god, you need to do like a yoga class or something.
    2. when that guy (marcus?) who i totally didn’t think was gay called tim a ‘hot bitch’! hee!

  • Caroline

    You know, I’m really tempted to move to Utah to corrupt all those mormans. I bet they’d like playboy … I could seduce them with the articles, then shock them with the nudie pictures. They’d be watching R rated movies and drinking coffee in no time. Good plan?

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    Plum, it can and it is. And they will wipe it away as if nothing happened.

    But the birthing woman could CARE LESS!!!! If she even notices. i asked once if I was pooping hahaha, and I was. Try pushing with enough force to make an 8 lb person pop out of your cooter.

    Not sure what the lbs per square inch would be but…thats a whole lotta force.

  • Caroline

    Ooh, and on number 69. Well that was appropriate.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    I never had that problem bean. I was a bit scared but the Colace did the trick.

    Birthing is totally gross and awesome all at once.

  • Peter Hentges

    My eyes! My eyes! I’ve been prematurely smitten! (smited?) Now, how will I see the pics of BFE and her enticingly shakin’ bottle of A-1?

  • Jason

    We own a great dane.

    Whole new kind of poop there people.

    We had to bury an old perferated grain silo with several packages of septic solution for our dog poop dissolver.

  • the niffer

    Peter — you won’t have to imagine if BFE posts us a pic. Come Bucky, tomorrow self portrait day!

  • Spurious Plum

    I found out recently that a lot of women poop while they’re pushing. 12 people watching you poop?!?!?!!This can’t be true….

  • jodi-no-blog (no more!)

    I totally agree with the whole idea that skiing is too much of a hassle. Too cold, too much expensive gear to keep track of and too many cocky 5 year olds. However, I did do a “women’s snowboard weekend” where I learned to snowboard with 6 other equally uncoordinated women. (Mainly because my hubby at the time was cheating on me with a girl who could snowboard AND had a cabin near the mountain. I wanted to prove she wasn’t so special…) It was an awesome feeling to finally get it… but it is still too damn cold for me!
    I’d rather sit in the lodge, get drunk and check out the hot instructors.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    AJ that was cute.

  • Sarah

    Sounds like you bought some magic snow goggles!