This time it's not for drinking.
I had to call in a consult to urology for one of my patients and I was happy to learn that the doctor with whom I'd be speaking was an attending of mine when I was in medical school. After we talked professionally, I ended our conversation by informing him that I was pregnant with a boy. He congratulated me and said, "You need only do three things: Get him circumcised*, check for a strong stream, and make sure both testicles are well hung."
We're three for three, but that stream is one to be reckoned with! I've already lost track of how many times I've been sprayed or had to re-wash the changing pad. My solution has been to make these little cups from paper towels, using only a small amount of tape to hold it together. Instructions can be found here. I've talked this over with friends and I'm told the alternatives are draping a simple washcloth (if you don't mind the extra washing), positioning tiny Dixie cups stuffed with tissue, or applying the Pee-pee Teepee shown at this website by Beba Bean.
***Do YOU have a better solution or funny story about this joy of having a son?***
* There's actually no medical indication for this, he's just a big fan.