Baby milestones are big! And as a parent, you want to be around for each one of them so you can record them in your camera and capture them forever as sweet memories.
But like most things else, being a parent is a bittersweet experience. Which means while there are plenty of baby milestones you can’t wait to witness, there’d be many more you won’t be too crazy about. And that’s okay. Not every moment of being a parent is a pretty one. It can get very messy too!
Here are 7 rather frustrating baby milestones you’ll far from enjoy-
1. The first time your boy pees in your face
This one is just restricted to baby boys. Baby girls are so much gentler! If you have a boy, you can be sure that at some point, he’s going to pee into your face! It may not be intentional (it probably is considering they’re cute little devils) but he’ll do it regardless. Especially when you’re in the process of getting him out of a dirty diaper and into a clean one. Squirt goes the gun. Right into your face!
2. When they roll over during diaper change
It’s amazing to watch your child develop their motor skills and discover all the wonderful things they can do with their teeny-tiny bodies. But that image shatters the moment you turn around to see your baby has disappeared during the umpteenth nappy change of the day! Then all your frantic brain can think about is calling for help. Until you hear a soft giggle coming from one of the drawers!
3. The moment they pop your boob out to the world
Baby is only getting stronger and stronger and their arm strength and coordination keep improving. That is excellent! But as that happens, so does a wardrobe malfunction. Almost simultaneously. Well, not technically a wardrobe malfunction but more of your child’s eagerness to grab your boob out of your top and share it with the world! Sounds fun, no?
4. When you get pooped on in public for the first time
Ah, another one of the not-so-enjoyable (or rather not enjoyable at all!) milestones of your baby’s life. Being a parent means facing the unavoidable poop catastrophe. Only it’s not really a catastrophe till it happens in public. When you’re miles away from home, a shower and clean pair of clothes. Yep, that’s more tragic than a Greek tragedy!
5. Your baby’s first solid poop
Pooping is an exciting time in your child’s life. And it gets all the more exciting when your baby first experiments with solid foods! Listening to those gleeful noises at having tried a new flavor and watching your baby covered in food is happiness of another kind. But once that food goes down and turns into solid poop in the nappy, it becomes a challenge. A bad one.
6. Sucking tragedies
No, not your nipples. Although they sure have gone through a lot. But these sucking tragedies happen to the multitude of objects in your house and typically results in death! Once your baby’s teeth start coming out, everything is going to go right out in their mouth- from the remote to your phone. And come out half-chewed, wet and dead.
7. Your baby’s first drop
As your baby’s motor skills develop and they learn how to grasp things, your baby will want to drop things on the floor. And then cry bloody murder until you pick it up and give it back to them. And then they’ll drop it again. It’s just their idea of fun to throw everything. Such as meals you worked super hard for. Painful but true.
Despite these 7 milestones being as hair-tearing frustrating as they are, they still serve as a sign that your baby is healthy, happy and growing just fine!