Ready for the physical demands? The mental endurance? The mind-numbing effect of sleep deprivation? As with anything challenging, it all starts with some solid preparation. Luckily, with these 17 easy steps, you'll be ahead of the game:
16. Drive aimlessly for two hours every
afternoon, only listening to a) children's music, b) baby cries or c) a
mash-up of the two.
17. Actually have a baby, and realize that all of the physical and mental prepping is meaningless without the emotional connection of motherhood—without the love that makes those sleepless nights and sacrificial days bearable, memorable, even joyful.