Especially in those early days, or during a transition time (new baby, a move, etc.) You are only one person, cut yourself some slack!
+Your friendships will change. You will lose some and gain others.
Some friends may not understand your new mom life. Surround yourself with those that do, and that you know you can rely on. Having friends who know exactly what you're going through is so important.
+You will learn really quickly that everything is just a phase.
That or teething. Always TEETHING!
+It's completely normal to WANT a break, to have "you" time.
Don't feel guilty for this. Keep doing the things that you enjoy doing - make time for yourself!
+You will become an expert at multi-tasking.
(In the past two months I've somehow learned how to feed two kids, a dog, and myself all at the same time.)
+Put your marriage first.
This one is so hard once you have kids, but probably the most important. Love your spouse BETTER than you did before. Tell them how much you appreciate them. Tell them what a good parent they are. Get a babysitter and go on those date nights.
+You will have a new appreciation for your own mom (and other moms you know.)
It's like all of a sudden you just...get it.
+Your kids will occupy your mind every minute of every day.
And sometimes, it's plain exhausting caring for tiny humans so freaking much. But, your heart will grow like you never thought was possible.
+You can do hard things!
Just like everyone says, "the days are long, but the years are short."