Anyone who's brought home a newborn will tell you: it changes everything.
With the help of seasoned mom friends, an infinite selection of parenting books, and, of course, the internet, the good news is you'll be prepared for a lot of it. But no matter how much research you commit yourself to doing and how ready you feel to face parenthood head-on, having a baby will blindside you in the ways you least expect.
Here are six of the most surprising things about Motherhood: Year 1. Don't say we didn't warn you!