I realize I've done a log of bitching about the rolling over, pulling up, crawling and walking all before it's absolutely necessary. And I've been criticized for that. "This is what she's supposed to be doing." "Her job is to learn these things!" "You should be happy that she's reaching the milestones that are necessary for her to go on with life." Blah, blah, blah, yeah, I get it.

And yes, I really do get it. As nice as it is to be able to put the baby down, leave the room for a second and then come back and find the baby exactly where you left it, I get it. She should reach these milestones. If the alternative is not reaching them, then that's much worse. I understand.

It's not that I'm ungrateful. It's just that this is what I've been trying to avoid: