Before Jacob and I had our little ones, everyone told us, “Oh man. Your life will change forever,” usually delivered with a smirk of understatement. But we wondered, how exactly will life change?
You see, we married without the intent of having children. Both of us led successful careers and then blew our savings on an odyssey of heroic proportions around the world. But nearly eight years into the marriage, my heart and then Jake’s heart changed. With a good amount of fear and trembling, we admitted we wanted a baby. (Actually, we wanted an adorable five-year old, but we begrudgingly acknowledged that those are not made to order.)
So when we wound up pregnant, we got the whole life-change spiel from a lot of well-meaning folks, but sufficient explanation never came until someone summed it up like this:
Becoming a parent will mean higher highs and lower lows.
Of all the theories, all the advice, and all the wisdom passed along, that statement is the one that holds truest. So this blog is our documentation of those highs and lows since the birth of our first child on May 10, 2010.