By Alice Bradley, REDBOOK
1. For the first year of your child's life, you will be certifiably insane.
Okay, maybe just the first six months. But maybe longer! It really all depends on when your baby begins sleeping at regular intervals, and thus, when you can get some sleep as well. Not having enough sleep will turn you into an insane person. Who forgets to button her shirt. And then flashes the UPS guy.
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2. You will, at some point, get really mad at your baby.
See above, re: madness. You might look at your baby and think it's absolutely impossible for anyone to be angry at this plump-cheeked cooing wonder, but oh, you will. Of course it's not the baby you're mad at, it's the situation. The not-sleeping-and-crying-all-the-time situation. The oh-God-when-does-this-end situation. So all I'm saying is, if you're mad, it's understandable. Of course there's nothing to be done about it - the baby won't be able to