I was thinking today about the ways in which parenthood is different to how I expected it to be. I have almost 1yr old DS, and I guess the upcoming birthday has made me reflective.
I don't think anything could have prepared me completely, but I guess I had ideas in my head about what it would be like.
For example, I thought maternity leave would be more relaxing. Lol. How wrong I was there - never worked harder in my life, at least at the start!
I had no idea about how hard it would be to get out of the house with bub - it's still not easy, and my bub is almost 1!
And I know this might sound silly, but I never expected to love my bub as fiercely as I do. He's a very wanted and planned baby - IVF - so it's not that he was a surprise and I had to get used to the idea - but I just love my DS in a way that I never expected. I know that probably sounds kind of odd, or lame...
So, is parenthood different to what you expected?