Parenting: It's a crapshoot
The hubs and I have been having an ongoing discussion lately: Does anyone really know ANYTHING about being a parent?
We're new to this job, relatively speaking. Our daughter is fifteen months old. Now - we've been through some pretty unusual parenting experiences already. She was born by emergency c-section when I was 27 weeks pregnant. We spent our first three months in hospital with her before we brought her home. It's been a whirlwind of appointments in four different cities across Southern Ontario - oh wait. They've just added another city for another specialist for yet another slot in my appointment book. In any case, none of my expectations about my birth plan or my maternity leave or my general ideas of motherhood have been anything close to how life is for us these days.
And so... a blog. I debated on this for a while. Why add yet another mommy-blog to the glut? Well, who knows. I guess I figured that there are other moms (and dads) out there like us who have realized that no matter how many books you read, or how many people you get advice from (always unsolicited, I might add), nothing goes the way you expect. That's why there are no experts - just parents who are slogging it out day after day, creating a new normal with each new milestone.
Parenting is a crapshoot. The stakes are high. Pony up.