I am feeling so nostalgic the last few days. A year ago this week it all started - I went from thinking i was weeks away from giving birth to being put in the hospital and delivering the babies two days later.
No one and nothing can prepare for parenthood, whether you're having one child or six. You can think you're ready, think you know what it will be like, but you don't. You have no clue. No idea how hard it will be, and how wonderful it will be, sometimes all at once. The past year has been both the most wonderful and most absolutely horrible of my entire life.
Fortunately, life is much more good than bad lately. My almost one year old girls, they are pure joy.