Parenting is awesome. And frightening. And wonderful. And hard.
Whenever a couple announces their first pregnancy, I’m filled with glee and yes, a hint of sympathy. If they only knew how much life was about to change. If they only knew how much they were about to be challenged. If they only knew how much they don’t know.
The fact is, no one tells you the whole truth about parenthood the whole truth is more than just words. Parenthood is an accumulation of beautiful bittersweet experiences that have to be lived to be fully understood.
While I may never find the perfect words to comfort expecting parents, my experience can offer these 16 things they simply deserve to know.