As a first time parent I’ve come to realize, it’s NOT what they make it out to be on TV. While this may be obvious to some it was not to me. What was even more shocking is that what your friends or relatives with children depicted was even more inaccurate. Lets get real, raising a newborn for the first time is like training for and running your first marathon. You have an idea of how it should go, but that’s not even close. In the thick of it, you find a way to move through.