March 20, 2015

Awkward and Awesome – That time my husband tried my breast milk…

It’s been a while since I’ve done an awkward and awesome…but I thought it was an appropriate Frivolous Fridays post!Awkward and Awesome


I think this story just needs to have the “awkward” category entirely to itself…

My husband must have some ancestral connection to the Great Depression, because he never lets ANYTHING go to waste.  Even the smallest scraps of food left on a plate, he’ll finish off because he can’t stand to throw food away. Back when Jay started eating solids, I used make him oatmeal with my pumped breast milk.    I think you see where this is going…

Jay had some leftovers from his oatmeal.  Allen, not knowing it was “special” oatmeal, polished off the rest of the bowl.  Later in the day, he says to me “Honey, I hate to say it, but that wasn’t your best oatmeal”.  I busted out laughing and told him it was breast milk oatmeal.  His response “oh.”  and then “GAHHHHHH”


-I’m suuuuper excited about my International Birth Stories series that just started.  Every week, I’ll be posting a new birth interview from an American woman who gave birth abroad.  Birth and foreign culture…could it get any more interesting?!

-I’ve been on a bit of a blogging high these past two months.  I had an article go viral, Scary Mommy published one of my posts, and this week I got invited to be a Huffington Post blogger!

I’d love to hear your own Awkward and Awesomes…if you write a post, leave me a comment with the link so I can check it out!


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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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    Reply Andrea Mitchael March 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Hahaaa 😀 oooops 😉 I heard a hilarious story once of a guy who was in a small gathering of friends playing with a friend’s young child. The little kid was playing with his sippy cup, drinking it, and offering it to the man. The man would pretend to drink it and hand it back, and this continued for awhile. During one of their exchanges, for whatever reason, the man took a sip from the cup, then realizing that was kinda weird said, “Why did I do that, what if that was breastmilk?” To which the mother softly piped up, “It was!” 🙂

    I’ll have to work on some awkward/embarrassing moments posts sometime! How fun!
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    Reply Lisa March 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    That is hilarious! Also, congrats on doing so well with your blog..I’m a little jealous but still happy for you 🙂

    • Reply Bestofbaby March 23, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you Lisa! You’re sweet 🙂

    Reply Paula March 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Ha, isn’t it a rite of passage that every husband must consume his wife’s breast milk, intentional or not, in their coffee or oatmeal?
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 23, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      I’ll tell my husband about the “rite of passage” idea…not sure he’ll buy it though 🙂

    Reply Dawn at Momsanity March 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Hahahahaha! Oops! Pretty sure my husband would’ve fainted on the spot. 🙂 And congrats about Scary Mommy and HuffPost! That’s fantastic!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 22, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Hahaha yea, my husband had quite the reaction! It still cracks me up to this day…

    Reply Carrie Ann Tripp (@CarrieAnnTripp) March 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Bahahaha! The joys of parenting. The things we clean up. The things we eat. The things we serve…
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 22, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      So true, Carrie Ann…so true.

    Reply Emily March 22, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    hahaha. the oatmeal. and that he said it wasn’t your best oatmeal.

    I am excited for your International Birth Stories. And the bonnet. It’s so adorable!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 22, 2015 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you! I’m loving the birth stories…and yes, the bonnet is quite adorable!

    Reply Nathana Clay March 23, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Oh goodness! That’s funny! Though I read it to my husband and he just kept saying “No . . . !” I may have scared him a bit . . .
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    Reply Rachel G March 23, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Congrats on the blogging milestones! And your series on giving birth as an expat is very interesting! In my family, 6 of us were born in America, and then the youngest sister was born overseas–Mom has often talked about the differences–some of which are probably explained by the fact that I and my youngest sister are 16 years apart, but culture plays a huge part, too.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 23, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      I would bet that your mom has some interesting things to share! Where was your youngest sister born?

    Reply Robin @ The Golden Rule Kids March 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The awkward was good for a little laugh! I think we all have some of these encounters during parenting. Looking forward to read your birth stories.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 23, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      I’m glad I could amuse (Well, more like my husband 🙂 )

    Reply Jamie @All ThatSrocks March 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Hahahah!! This gave me a big laugh. I’ve tried to get my husband to try my breast milk and he thinks I’m absolutely crazy for even suggesting it. Now I just do it to tease him and get him going. It’s so funny 😉 Thanks for sharing this at Making Memories Monday! I needed a laugh after our long weekend of feverish little boy.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      Oh, I’m sorry your poor little guy was sick. Sick kids are so sad….

    Reply Holly March 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    go you!!! You’re on a blogger roll!! I love this post, my husband is the same way! I’m like no no that’s gone bad. He will eat it anyway! I guess it’s a good thing non wasteful lol 🙂

    • Reply Bestofbaby March 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Hahaha yes! We have two levels of “spoiled” in our house. Level 1 – spoiled…no one but Allen will eat it. Level 2 – REALLY spoiled – even my hubby won’t eat it! So many times I’ve found myself saying “yea, it’s spoiled, but you’ll have no problem eating it”. Yuck.

    Reply Brandyn March 23, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Too funny! I bet he checked more carefully to be sure he didn’t eat any breast milk after that! Also, so awesome that things are going well for you and the blog!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Yes, he’s definitely been more careful with the kid’s leftovers since then 🙂 And thank you!

    Reply Cathy March 23, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    HaHaHa, that’s exactly something my hubby would do! 🙂 I am so glad that you shared this on Making Memories Mondays 🙂

    Reply Teressa March 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    So funny! This is the first time I’m seeing this prompt idea.
    Thank you for linking up with Tuesday Talk.

    • Reply Bestofbaby March 24, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it…and it’s a fun prompt! If you do one, let me know…I’d love to check it out!

    Reply carolina March 24, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    hahahahahha the best part is that you knew what he was eating…!!!!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 24, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Haha Carolina, I didn’t actually know he ate it until he made the comment about it not being my best oatmeal….though I should have known he would finish it off since I didn’t get a chance to put it away!

    Reply Laura Lane of Harvest Lane Cottage March 25, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Good thing you didn’t tell him while he was eating it! It might have been spit up!


    Reply Maria March 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    That oatmeal story is hilarious! So sorry to your husband for laughing at his expense. Congratulations on all your blogging opportunities! It’s always great to see your work be recognized 🙂
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    • Reply Bestofbaby March 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it is quite nice to see your work recognized. And my husband laughs at it too (and gave me permission to post it), so no worries 🙂

    Reply Dede March 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    This was so funny! I have had a few awkward parenting moments through the years. Now you have me thinking. 🙂 Congratulations on all the blogging success! I will definitely be back!

    Reply Mrs. AOK March 29, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Bahaha! Special oatmeal 😀
    Congrats on your two month blogging high! I’m excited for you!!!
    Thanks for sharing a nice laugh with us at Mommy Monday.
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    Reply Sharon Rowe March 29, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Lol thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party! Hope to see you there next week 🙂

    Reply Georgina Andersen March 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Ha ha this made me laugh, I suppose it’s an easy mistake to make! If its good enough for babies then why the hell not 🙂 Nice to have stopped by

    Reply Jules Ruud March 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Hubby trying the breastmilk? Very awkward, but not the weirdest thing in the world. I loved your post on Scary Mommy. I am definitely a #SorryNotSorry mom and I’m not sorry! It’s always a pleasure having you share at #MommyMeetUpMondays.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      You’re right Jules…it could have been worse! And I’m sure that breast milk was still healthy, even for an adult to consume!

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    Reply Gentle Joy March 30, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Funny…. 🙂
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    Reply Beckey March 31, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Had to laugh. It always amazes me that people get freaked out by consuming breastmilk, but guzzle cows milk without a thoght. What do they think that is? A cow’s breastmilk!!

    Congrats on all the blogging kudos and opportunities!


    • Reply Bestofbaby April 1, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Beckey that’s a very interesting perspective! I’d never considered that, but you’re right…though I still think I’d choose cow’s milk over breastmilk with my cereal 🙂

    Reply Dana March 31, 2015 at 9:14 am

    What a great story!! Thanks for sharing!!

    We were doing a newborn naked baby photo when my #1 was born. Daddy was holding him. Baby boy pooped all over Daddy. Daddy almost dropped baby boy, from shock and disgust. Haha! It was awesome.

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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      AHAHAHa Dana that’s hilarious! That happened to my husband with our first. It was the middle of the night and he was changing his diaper when my son had a huge poop (of the liquidy breast milk variety) in my husbands hands. My husband just stood there in shock, poop dripping between his fingers, not sure what he should do next.

    Reply MM April 1, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I’ve had a great laugh reading this post today, and all the other stories in the comments section! LOL!
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    Reply Stephanie April 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Congrats on your blog cred! That is so awesome. That is hilarious about the milk oatmeal!
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