Life with a Newborn: 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Early Parenthood Challenges

If there’s one thing I wish I’d fully realized before my daughter Juliana was born, it’s how much her birth would divide my life into “before” and “after”. And that the “after” would bring on a turmoil of feelings and experiences that I’ve never had before. Parents-to-be hear plenty of cliché’d talk about ‘love at first sight’ and ‘you’ll never sleep again’, but there are some things that get way less coverage in conversations with experienced parents. While it’s true that we can never fully prepare ourselves for what’s to come after our babies are born, it’s at least good to be aware of the changes – especially the fact that not all of these changes are going to be enjoyable. Good news: this too shall pass. In my experience with Juliana, the first month was the toughest – not because of every hiccup and bump in the road we … Read the rest of the post