The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

Those first few months are guaranteed to freak you out.

1. Driving your newborn home from the hospital.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

At about ten miles per hour the whole way.

2. Carrying the baby through your home for the first time.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

You’ve never thought about not dropping something more in your life.

3. When everyone leaves and it’s just you and the baby.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

Gulp.

4. Trying not to touch (or look at) your baby’s umbilical stump as you change their diaper.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

5. And then, when the thing finally falls off, having to pick it up and drop it in the trash.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

6. When you notice your baby has gone mysteriously quiet.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

“Oh! She’s just sleeping. Well, snore or something, baby!”

7. Watching your eight-year-old nephew hold the baby.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

8. Getting spit up on.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

Just hopefully not in the mouth.

9. Accidentally knocking your baby’s head against the doorjamb and making them cry.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

10. Getting peed on mid diaper change.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

Just hopefully not in the mouth.

11. Finally daring to take your baby out in public and having someone sneeze right next to them.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

12. The first time you leave your baby in the care of someone else.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

“I’ll call to see how you’re doing in 90 seconds. You’ll be okay until then, right?”

13. When your baby scratches their face and draws blood.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

“Your face! YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE!!!”

14. And then having to cut their tiny talons for the first time.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

All you can think about is how people told you it’s super easy to cut their fingers.

15. Changing your first blowout diaper.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

How could all of that have come out of something so tiny?

16. Waiting for the doctor at your baby’s first checkup.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

Is everything normal? The baby is normal, right? Please let everything be normal!”

17. And the moment when you look down at your tiny little baby and realize they’re not so tiny anymore.

The 17 Most Traumatizing Moments Of Being A New Parent

This post was originally featured on Buzzfeed.

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