Within an hour of my son James’ birth the nurses suggested that I change his diaper. How they knew it was full is still a mystery.
I told the nurses that maybe I should watch them do it — it wasn’t that I didn’t want to change his diaper but this was my first interaction with a newborn, James was tiny, and I’m not the most dexterous person.
Somehow I relented and leaned into the bassinet and removed James’ diaper. Before I could move back to get the new diaper James proceeded to pee all over me.
We are coming up soon on the seven year anniversary of that wonderful moment and James loves hearing the story of how he peed on his daddy only an hour after being born. I do, too.