Today's post is from Emily over at The Journey of Parenthood. Emily's post is on her policy for how things run in her home when she has a baby. Emily says,
While the first year is wonderful and filled with many sweet moments, lovely memories, and precious times it is also a tough time. Learning about your baby. Learning who they are, their personality, their likes and dislikes, their temperament, etc. There is a lot of guess and check and a lot of unknowns. Worries. Concerns.
It is also a year of sacrifices.
I find this to be so true, also. Especially about the sacrifice part. A baby requires sacrifice for every member of the family. I think we can often feel guilty about that, but as my husband pointed out to me when I was pregnant with Brinley, it isn't a bad thing for children to learn to sacrifice (see Pregnancy and the Guilt). Emily lists some ideas for how to make it work for all members of the family.