That first smile. The first time baby rolls over. The first time she sleeps through the night. The first time you hear “mama.”
You eagerly anticipate each of these firsts—and so many more—and all of these milestones are just as awesome as you think they will be when they happen.
But then there are the other milestones. The ones that every kid and parent go through…but you won’t find in any parenting book. If that sounds a little ominous, that’s because it is. Some of these surprises aren’t so delightful, but in my opinion, it’s always better to be prepared.