When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember feeling overly confident about the prospect of being a mother. After all, I’m a big sister to 6 siblings and an OB/GYN nurse. What else was there to know?
What I did not realize was that preparation for baby included far more than learning the “skills” of baby care and being comfortable with holding a newborn. And in hindsight, I did not stack the cards in my favor for my transition to new motherhood.Read More