Setting some expectations can ward off simmering resentments and give you a sense of fortitude even in spite of all the new changes having a baby involves.
Before you go wandering glassy-eyed through the aisles of Babies “R” Us, check out this list of 20 must-haves — built from hard-won wisdom and experience in the child-rearing trenches.
More chaos, more fun and more diapers. You’ve probably heard about all of that. But what does it actually feel like to add another person to your family?