I’m surprised at how much my Special Snowflake attitudes have eased my transition into motherhood. Not only that: in the long term, I think they’ll make me a happier, more effective parent.
I always secretly believed that the whole “motherhood is the hardest job in the world” line was condescending bullshit, and I was right -- sort of.
I've gained 55 pounds, mostly in my face and ankles. My nipples have begun leaking colostrum -- a moist, yellow pre-milk substance that stains my tank tops.