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'll Mess Up -- A Lot

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a Gina Bazer and Holly Pevzner on May 30, 2012 at 5:20PM

One really wonderful thing about becoming a parent is that you simply cannot stay smug for long. Every day, sometimes several times a day, the rules change, and you are forced to learn, grow, adapt and get a sense of humor about it all. You'll forget to change the diaper, you'll be unable to calm your sobbing baby or you won't be able burp her. And that's okay. Often only your newborn and your cat will witness your mess-ups -- and neither of them can talk.


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