Wow captain obvious! I was prepared for almost all of it but here is what I didn’t expect.
1. Caring so much it hurts. I feel this is only somthing you can understand once you are a parent. I rarely worry or stress about things outside my control, but I find myself worrying/stressing about the things I could not imangine. EXAMPLE: I never thought could get stressed and feel absolute dread over where another human has had a bowel movement in the last 48 hours. The struggle is real.
2. Relentless : I was prepared for all the work and sleeplessness , but I was not ready for the shear relentless of it all. There are no breaks or days off… Ever.