This made me laugh so hard. Why? Because I JUST sent a picture of my sons’s poop to my friends for feedback.
by Nikki Pennington | staff writer for The Snap Mom
I can bet that if we all compared our search histories on Google, they would be very similar. Our histories would include the questions you don’t want to call your pediatrician about, or the ones you have already called him about twenty times. You just need to make sure he is right. Then there are the times you want to search for a rash, so when you go to the pediatrician, you can advise them as to what it is and what cream they need to prescribe. Its ok, you can admit that you have searched the six things below.
1. “Is this poop color normal?”
As a first time mom, the color of poop can become a bit worrisome. You analyze every single thing about it and can’t dare ask a friend or your mother. You clearly do not want them to think you are overreacting about poop, even though deep down you are panicked.
2. “Web MD”
I bet you just laughed out loud when you read that. This honestly should be banned from all moms’ computers. Things can escalate pretty quickly after reading that website. Your child just went from having a rash caused by allergic reaction to scarlet fever.
3. “What is this rash?”
Kids get rashes, especially babies, and they get them from head to toe. No rash is exactly the same, and most of the time it’s nothing. However, you just found pictures of rashes on Google, and none of them look exactly like your child’s. You suddenly panic thinking your child has a new strain of rash that has not been diagnosed ever!
4. “MAJOR projectile vomiting”
I remember being a first-time mom, and my son did the whole exorcist, projectile spit-up. I searched it on the Internet and then frantically called our pediatrician at 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning. He was pretty sure from my voice message that it was a crisis. He calmed my fears, and now on baby number three, projectile spit up does not make me flinch.
5. “How does this outfit snap?”
We’ve all been there. It’s the middle of the night, and you are half asleep, changing the baby into a new outfit. Suddenly, you can’t be sure if it’s the sleep deprivation or if this outfit has a malfunction. You think, “Am I missing something?” You are going to need to check this out online. Surely, other parents are having problems with snapping this outfit. It can’t just be you.
6. “Is that noise he is making normal?”
You Google every sound from the way babies cry to the sounds they make when they sleep and even the noises they make when they laugh. New moms and veteran moms alike sometimes have a hard time deciphering whether a noise is normal or not. I can assure you though chances are if you go to Web MD with this, your child will have whooping cough by the end of the search.
Do these searches look familiar to you? Maybe you have some more that you could add to the list. We won’t judge you because we have all done it too.
About the author:
Nikki is a stay at home mom to three high spirited boys. Three years ago she became a motherless daughter after losing her own mom to terminal brain cancer. When she is not playing the role of referee for the boys, she spends her days trying to encourage and inspire others that are on the grief journey.