girl of cardigan
No one has told you the shoulds and the shouldn'ts, no one has outlined for you the difference between the haves and the have-nots, the friend and the stranger, the us and the them.
I did a ridiculous amount of reading when I was pregnant. I read natural parenting books and baby scheduling books and how to make your baby happy with no crying and eating is good for everyone led by the spirit of "your baby, yourself" books. If there was a book to read I gave it a go.
These are the words I wish I'd read before jumping headlong into the mommyhood with my books and my charts and my ideals and my high horses. They're flawed, and they aren't all pretty, but they're hard-won and honest and as true as I can get 'em.