Bittersweet Milestones All Moms Encounter

One of the inevitable truths of motherhood, if one can be so fortunate, is that your baby won’t stay a baby. If you’re like me you will feel as though you’re at odds with time as you watch babyhood and subsequently childhood seemingly slip away.

With each milestone, from the big to the mundane, you’ll feel an ache despite knowing this is a good thing and despite being happy, thankful even. Here are some of the bittersweet milestones we tend to encounter during the early years, the things we at times momentarily long for when we remember what once was.

1. When your baby outgrows their newborn and/or size one diapers.

2. When your baby nurses or bottle-feeds for the last time.

3. When they stop playing with a beloved lovey.

4. When “ma-ma” turns to “mommy” or “mom.”

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