“When you have a child, things change.”  “Your life will never be the same.”  “Your life will now be __________ .”

It never ceases to amaze me how some people will try to superimpose their perspective and experience on your future.  They tell you all about the restless nights and unpleasantness in front of you as new parents. It is just noise.

In the end, the difference between birth day and the day before is one day.  It is a very important day mind you, but only a day.  You are still you, complete with all of the skills knowledge and abilities you had prior to your child’s birth.  You may or may not have a steep learning curve.  I have found that I do not have all of the answers, but, I know me, I know my wife, and I know how to ask for help. Everything else is just another opinion.  Surround yourself with those who ask you what you need and offer positiveness, support and guidance.  Sometimes its peers, friends, parents, or the random checkout clerk that says the thing you need to hear.  Otherwise, it’s just noise.  As with any other noise, just politely ask the owner to turn it down.  You’ve got this.