- Love at First Sight
- Overwhelming Doubt (and some horrible, but normal, thoughts)
- The Marriage Dilemma
- Surprising Choices
- The Quick Adjustment to a New Normal
- The Acceptance of "Gross" Things
Being a new parent is truly a wonderful and amazing thing... you'll cry (a LOT, postpartum emotions are serious business), you'll laugh, you'll stare at this little human being you created in wonder, and you'll fall so deeply in love that you won't know what to do with yourself. When we brought our sweet Emmaleigh home, I couldn't sleep even though I was exhausted because I was so unbelievably worried about her. I would only sleep when my husband was awake so one of us could watch her. Thankfully, I outgrew that phase before we both went insane. You'll surprise yourself in so many ways and before you know it, you'll feel like you're getting the whole "parent" thing. Give yourself some slack in the beginning and know that the rumors are true--hard work is ahead. But it's the most rewarding work you will ever do.