Obviously the list of things that change your life after having a baby is 10 miles long. But for the most part, they are also things that people have warned me of or that I have read about in baby books. You will always be tired, you may not be able to shower most days, you will go through 12 diapers a day, or that enjoyable Target trips will never be the same.
There are a few things that I didn't realize though, no matter how many books I read or people I have talked to. First, I never realized how much noise I make doing the most simple tasks. When Cole is sleeping and I am trying to get things done around the house, you better believe I am tip toeing around. But little did I know, everything is LOUD. Getting ice from the ice maker, putting dishes away, vacuuming, playing with the dogs, its impossible to stay quite.
Second, I will never be on time while toting around an infant. Just when you think you are going to leave, a poopy diaper happens or you can't find a pacifier. I have gotten a little better with starting my 'getting ready to leave' routine, but let me tell you, YOU BETTER BE ON YOUR GAME. Otherwise you will end up forgetting something.
So what is the big picture here?? Always keep an open mind, nothing will go as planned and instead of getting worked up about it, just go with it. No sense in stressing about things that I can't control.