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The 12 Very Best and Worst Things About Little Babies

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What goes up must come down, right?

Little babies are the best. The best! That smile! That smell! That cooing sound!

But what goes up must come down, and babies are no exception. If there’s a best thing about babies, the worst is that there’s always another side.

Here are the 12 very best and worst things about babies:

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  • The Best 1 of 12
    The Best
    They sleep like little angels, gently snoring and barely stirring!
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  • The Worst 2 of 12
    The Worst
    They sleep like little angels, gently snoring and barely stirring — during the day.
    But so many of them are actually creatures of the night. And if you feed them past midnight? Well, then, beware the Gremlins.
    Photo Credit: Meredith Carroll
  • The Best 3 of 12
    The Best
    That baby smell! A freshly washed and cleanly clothed baby smells exactly like sugar sprinkled on a dewy lawn that is tended to exclusively by fairies.
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  • The Worst 4 of 12
    The Worst
    That baby smell — sour, regurgitated milk mixed with old prunes and poopy diapers in desperate need of a change.
    Photo Credit: Meredith Carroll
  • The Best 5 of 12
    The Best
    That little laugh! It's what a rainbow would sound like if it made a noise.
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  • The Worst 6 of 12
    The Worst
    That little laugh — that all too quickly turns into an uncontrollable sob. Did something happen? Is the baby sick? Is the baby in pain? How did the baby go from that happy to this sad so damn quickly?
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  • The Best 7 of 12
    The Best
    Nursing! Holding a darling little baby to your breast as it drinks in a miraculous stream of life is what this motherhood thing is all about.
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  • The Worst 8 of 12
    The Worst
    Nursing — and that little bugger bites you. When did the baby get teeth, and are the teeth sharpened daily along with the knives, or what?
    Photo Credit: Wikipedia
  • The Best 9 of 12
    The Best
    When your baby gives you that look of recognition! You! You are my MOMMY! Yessssssssss! those bright eyes seem to say with no small amount of glee.
    Photo Credit: Meredith Carroll
  • The Worst 10 of 12
    The Worst
    When your baby gives you that look of recognition — and then realizes that you're leaving, and someone else is taking over so you can go to the bathroom/go get some exercise/go to work/sneak out for a date night with your husband.
    That's when your baby gives another familiar look, which is one of unmistakable terror and heartbreak.
    Photo Credit: Meredith Carroll
  • The Best 11 of 12
    The Best
    Those little clothes! So cute, right? The darling little dresses or overalls. You bought them in a bigger size and the day has finally arrived when your sweet baby can fit into them.
    Photo Credit: Meredith Carroll
  • The Worst 12 of 12
    The Worst
    Those little clothes — they finally fit and that's the moment that your baby's diaper blows out. But don't worry, there's got to be a remedy for mustard yellow poop stains, right?
    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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