Becoming a parent is a big step. One you can't really learn from a book; that you can't experience until you become one. One that will change your life forever.

Babies have a wonderful way of transforming us. They encourage us to be better parents. They teach us patience. And how to survive on 3 hours of sleep, 30 minutes at a time.

Sometimes we find our identity when we become a parent. Sometimes we lose it. Everyone experiences their own pathway to Parenthood, and that road is filled with sharp turns and unexpected dips as well as clear paths leading to new and exciting places.

I'm not sure what path my friend Kristi will be taking. All I know is that when Baby E finally arrived, it was love at first sight.