There are some unspoken things about parenthood that I SO did not expect. Of course, immediately there were the usual pregnancy surprises...and then the "I-just-had-a-baby-and-look-eight-month-pregnant" horrendous surprise...and then the c-section surprises...and, of course, the "how did my heart explode with so much love so quickly" surprise...and the "I can't imagine a second of my life before these special little loves of my life came" surprise. But the thing that has completely caught me off guard the most about parenthood that I was so not expecting is...
Why didn't anyone tell me?
So then, after the initial "Why didn't anyone tell me?" thought, it then occurred to me that maybe no one told me because it's not a normal thing to experience?
Please, TELL ME. AM I ALONE?!?!?
I'm pretty sure it's the definition of insanity that after a day where I've had to give myself 4,506,318 pep-talks that start with, "Do not pull your hair out...do not pull your hair out..." I'm left thinking at night when they all go to bed (and the house is quiet and I see three precious babies that I carried in my belly a short time ago sleeping soundly with such innocent adorable looks on their faces) "What a great day! We should have another baby! Wouldn't it be such a blessing to have four precious little ones?!?"...only to wake up in the morning with the whining ALL. OVER. AGAIN. And I'm left starting my day thinking, "WHAT WAS I THINKING LAST NIGHT?!?"