Before we had baby, we decorated his crib with the most beautiful bedding set.
After we had baby, we were told that crib bumper pads were a suffocation hazard, and removed them immediately.
We swaddled baby tightly to keep him warm and comfortable.
When he developed heat rash, we never swaddled him again.
We hovered over baby when he sneezed one winter morning.
When the sneeze turned into a cold, we rushed him to the doctor.
When the cold sprouted a high fever, we rushed him to the hospital.
We read books about What to Expect while baby grew and developed.
We learned to expect the unexpected and threw the books away.
Before we had baby, we thought we’d be the coolest parents on the block.
After we had baby, we became the most neurotic.
We turned to Dr. Google when baby was sleeping.
When we couldn’t find an answer, we continued to Google while we should have been sleeping.
We bought the #1 Pediatrician recommended products without hesitation.
When we were told those products contained dangerous chemicals, we threw them all out.
We then spent a small fortune on certified organic everything.
Before we had baby, we thought we had it all figured out.
After we had baby, we figured we were wrong. Very wrong.
Of course, the above all pertained to our first baby. Yes, we were worrywarts. We were extreme. We were first time parents. We were OVERprotective.
Our second? I’m pretty sure he raised himself. And yet somehow, they both turned out right as rain.
Were you OVERprotective with your first? Do you remember some of the crazy lengths you went to?
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