Top 10 Parenting Milestones That Won’t Make the Baby Book
When I became pregnant with my first child, one of the first things I purchased was a baby book. I couldn't wait to fill each and every page of that book in hopes to never forget all the big and even small milestones of my child's life. That baby book sits on a shelf in our office, 75% complete, which is pretty good. Sadly, my second son's baby book is 30% complete. The baby of our family didn't even have a baby book yet at 15 months. I just hope they will all forgive me when they are older and ask where their baby books are.
There are certain milestones that will never make it in a baby book–those gross moments of parenthood when you want to hang your head in shame or find the nearest shower. I asked other moms to share their worst milestones, and there were some pretty bad ones. Here are my top 10 picks:
Your husband nearly eating a piece of poop from the floor, mistaking it for a piece of chocolate in the fog of yet another sleepless night.
Your child throwing up every time he poops or smells poop while potty training. Thank goodness this too shall pass.
Waking from a deep sleep by a loud thud followed by a blood-curdling scream because your baby just fell off of your bed. At that moment, you realize you dozed off while feeding your baby with all the lights on.
Your child's first ambulance ride to the ER.
Watching and listening to your child recover from tonsil and adenoids surgery/recovery.
A double compound fracture, which will result in a two-hour surgery and an overnight hospital stay.
Holding your child's forehead together at just 18 months after he took a nose dive off the step stool in the bathroom.
Potty training … both times.
Your son handing you poop fresh from his own bottom.
Broken washer, two days of cloth diapers to wash, and a toddler with a horrible stomach bug.
What parenting milestones do you wish never to relive again?