advice for new parents

Turns out new parents don't handle change all that well.
When you're a new parent, you believe a self-created hype: Your kid is the brightest, most beautiful, wonderful child in the world. Yeah... That bubble pops as the kid grows.
From lettuce baths to "baby bird feeding."
I never thought I could experience so many emotions, and I never could have anticipated the ways life would change.
We seem to ignore, or to overlook, that several aspects of the experience of motherhood place a new mother in a state of great loneliness.
I think this kind of talk about babies and motherhood doesn't do new parents any favors.