As a soon-to-be new parent you probably read "What to Expect When You Are Expecting" cover to cover, right? Along with baby name books, Parenting Magazine, nutrition books, "The Happiest Baby on the Block," and the list goes on. Then you were probably busy taking prenatal yoga, birthing and breastfeeding classes. You had the hospital bag packed before you took the hospital tour too?
Decorated the nursery
Secured the carseat in the car with some help from the local safety police class
Hung all the baby clothes by size & color
Had every diaper, cream, and lotion all ready on the changing table
You did it all - or as much as you could while carrying around an extra 30 pounds and taking bathroom breaks every 20 minutes because there was a foot kicking your bladder.
It is hard to think about you not being there for your child, but it is even harder for