They never gave ANY of us a manual for this, did they? Do you remember having your first child and feeling that no matter how many siblings you had, how much babysitting you did, or how many nieces and nephews you watched, you were still in the dark about this whole parenting thing?
That first night of having your first (only? 4th?) child at home, remember needing to get up twice (3? 5? More?) times just to check and see if the little one was still breathing? Remember calling someone (your mom, a sister, a friend, the pediatrician) to ask the question, “Is this (a certain noise, a sleeping pattern-or lack of it-, a diaper’s content, developmental milestone) normal? Is this ok?”