1. All the projects around the house I was going to get done while on maternity leave. I'm too busy cuddling with my love.
2. How I would start "sleep-training" my baby from day one. Yeah right, sleep in any form is way too valuable to be picky.
3. How I would never think my baby was the prettiest, cutest, most adorable ever - there's no way she's the most beautiful. Yes, in fact, she is the prettiest, cutest, most adorable, most beautiful baby I've ever seen.
4. That my house wouldn't get covered in baby shit all day, every day. It's everywhere I look.
5. That I wouldn't casually talk about breastfeeding in everyday conversations. It's hard when it may be the thing I have been doing most often every day for the past two+ months.
6. How I would never say "you'll see" or "just wait" to childless friends. Oh, you'll see. You just wait.
7. How you could look at a tiny little baby, and fall insanely in love in a moment's time. Everyone told me about it, but you can't quite understand it until you're there.
8. That I would worry about how I could possibly love another baby the way I love Miss Emma. I'm sure I will, but it is hard to imagine.
9. How completely awful I would feel about my body for the first few weeks postpartum. I knew I would look pregnant still, but I didn't know how bad that would make me feel.
10. How much my medical knowledge with being a pediatric nurse would make me feel more prepared. Ha. It's so different when it's your baby.