Wish We'd Known: 19 Things No One Told Us About Having a Baby

From the the mystery of the perfect mom to the time it will take you to leave the house, here are 19 things we wish we'd known about having a baby. (20 Photos)

Gina Bazer and Holly Pevzner on May 6, 2013 at 9:20AM

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You Will Say Horrible Things to Your Spouse

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a Gina Bazer and Holly Pevzner on May 30, 2012 at 3:00PM

He'll say nasty things, too. And in the morning, you both will forget it and move on. Sure, you called your husband a cold-hearted F@#!% face when he rolled over last night when the baby was crying and he was supposed to be "on duty." And yes, he declared that you have lost your F&$@?! mind when you told him you wanted him to redo the swaddle. Ahhh, the sweet nothings new parents say to each other at 3:20am. The thing is: Sleep deprivation coupled with anxiety about your new role as parents is a potent combination. But in the end, you'll either remember that you're in this together or you'll start getting more sleep -- whichever comes first.

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