We tried to get pregnant for about a year and a half. Though this was something we had waited and prayed for I found it to be so much more.....well, more everything than I thought possible.
After spending seven years where my sole focus was establishing a marriage and career I found the abrupt transition to parenthood challenging - I wasn't sure how to spend my days. I was used to a lot of free time to do projects or waste my time. I had a beginning, middle and end in my goals. Now I felt lost, rambling through the days without understanding what everyone meant about 'scheduling your baby' or 'sleep when baby sleeps'. I spent the first few months up at night breastfeeding with my iPhone in hand googling baby poop, sleeping habits, milk supply, and other glamorous things.
Somethings I learned the hard way (like the reason pee-pee tee-pees were invented), somethings I didn't want to admit to others and somethings just happened happily in their own time. I hope you will join in with me as I share many of my confessions as a new mom.