This photograph was taken almost five years ago (I have no idea how time has gone that fast..!) and it is of me and my first child, Daisy.
I'd read all the books and those weekly emails throughout my pregnancy, I knew when to expect kicks, what fruit my baby was the size of that week, and I knew newborns didn't sleep much.
But when we got home from the hospital, we were in for a shock!
We were used to going out when we liked, taking as long as we wanted to do the food shopping, all the exciting things you do in your mid twenties. And that went out of the window with the arrival of Daisy.
So, here is my list of what to expect in those first few weeks of parenthood. I'm by no means an expert, but after two children, I've learned plenty!