10 MILESTONES THAT WILL BRING YOU TO TEARS.
I sit here, thinking to myself: how on earth do we parents are able to process everything! From our emotions of becoming a new parent, pride and joy when our baby learn something new, feeling afraid and fear of bad incident and uncertain future, unbridled joy when we hear our children laugh and so many other emotions that comes through on daily basis. All mixed together like waves in the ocean. An ocean of unconditional love. To be a parent is rewarding and witnessing these memorable milestones will bring memories of how much you have achieved. So, here are 10 milestone that you might not realize. But now that you know, maybe you might cry too. Lets take a trip down to memory lane…
1. WHEN YOU CAN FINALLY CARRY YOUR BABY ON YOUR HIPS.
Gone are the days when your little bundle of joy seemed to fit in the palm of your hand, that moment when you realise you can’t cradle him or her in the crook of your arm is a moment of profound wonder; where has the time gone, how have they grown so big so fast!
2. MAKING SPACE FOR BIGGER CLOTHING SIZES.
The nostalgic ritual of sorting out their old clothes to make space for the new is sure to bring back a flood of memories. Which events did they wear that special outfit for?
3. YOUR BABY’S FIRST TIME SMILING BACK AT YOU.
This is one of the earliest signs of love your baby can show you, a little smile of contentment can creep out just from hearing your voice or being surrounded in your comforting scent.
4. BATH TIME AND BABY LAUGHS WHEN THEY DISCOVER SPLASHING.
The look of pure joy on your baby’s face when they first learn the joy of water play will surely melt upon your hearts. At this point, you will also discover how infectious baby laughter can be. Probably the most beautiful noise you will ever hear.
5. YOUR FIRST BABY DIAPER ACCIDENT.
This one will probably lead you to tears of a different kind… An eye watering experience for sure. Every parents will have their share of diaper accidents.
6. YOUR BABY’S FIRST BITE OF SOLID FOOD.
Your baby is growing every day. Although it will be some time yet before they can be fully weaned, this proud moment is a big achievement for every parents. Baby starting their Stage One solids is a big deal.
7. BABY’S FIRST LONGER STRETCH OF SLEEP.
Tears of joy are sure to flow from parents whom are able to grab a few more precious hours of sleep. Nothing can prepare you for the sleep deprivation you feel when you have a new baby.
8. BABY’S FIRST TOOTH.
Baby’s first tooth is an event of mixed emotions, they are growing up but it is a painful process to watch, and say goodbye to those longer sleeping sessions…
9. BABY’S FIRST WORD.
Almost nothing compares to that moment when your little baby can finally call you “Mama” or “Dada”, it’s the start of their language journey and a huge emotion filled milestone.
10. BABY’S FIRST STEPS
The big one! Your little one is no longer a baby, now they enter the toddler stage; those first staggering, awe-inspiring steps will soon turn into running strides, don’t get comfortable you’ll be chasing them a lot from now on!
By Stella Matilda,
Mother of two | Editor/Founder Parents Avenue