Are you ready? Have you talked about the big change that awaits?
For now, you’re about to enter a world of cuddles, tears, frustration and general worry. Nothing beats being a parent, but nothing also beats that feeling of absolutely helplessness and confusion. It’s an inescapable feeling and all one can do is to develop the ability to remain calm under immense pressure. From now on, you no longer have control over your routines or sleep. Someone else with no appreciation for time and space has that control now. This is where all your earlier planning is critical to ensuring you don’t get lost in the whirlwind of emotion and chaos and that you can both hit the ground running as parents.