You should actually be totally scared! OMG what I had to do this morning!!! I think there are things that the books, friends, doctors, articles, etc don't tell you about taking care of a child and I have a suspicion it's motivated by meanness. First, I still haven't gotten over no one telling me pre-baby about full panel pants that are like Spanx when you're not pg (selfish!)! No one told me when LO's (meaning baby LOs) get a stomach bug their vomit is projectile and you should use puppy pads underneath them in your bed so you don't have to clean your blankets and sheets every 20 min (guess how I figured this one out!). Toddlers do not want to drink when they're sick. I think it's bc they know it's good for them and it sends us into sheer panic when they won't drink. They (mine at least) hate Pedialyte. No one told me to put half juice and half Pedialyte in a baby bottle and it's like magic. DD drinks like she's in a desert with this method. Lastly, what brought this post on, no one, NO one told me that when my child is constipated and it's already poking out of her butt that I would have to dig poop out of her butt (while she was screaming for me to help her...absolutely one of the most horrible moments of my life...and it involves poop). Yep. I'm a mom and I love my job. I feel that these things need to be passed on and not kept secret bc when it happens to you at least you'll know what to expect and you know what can happen. Be brave ladies. It's a hard job but someone's got to do it!
Any other veteran moms have stories/remedies about things that aren't passed on??? This secret stuff has gone on long enough!!!
Been married since 2009.
Unicornuate Uterus (yes I menstruate glitter)
DD born 2013 (our miracle "you can't have babies" baby!)