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"Did you change his diaper yet?"

That's the question that startled me into the realization that I was wholly and completely unprepared for motherhood.

Becoming a parent wasn't a natural choice for me. I didn't have that biological clock ticking away and I certainly didn't hear the alarm even as I approached "advanced maternal age." And yet I was pretty sure that if I didn't give the whole motherhood thing a try, I'd regret it until my dying day.

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