Two months ago I was ultra pregnant, wondering about who was growing inside of me and what life would look like once she graced us with her presence. I had this unrealistic expectation of life with Madeleine. Recently, I made a batch of cookies with a recipe that instructed you to mix the dough and then fold in the chocolate chips. That’s what I thought life with a newborn would be like – our life is the mixed dough and Madeleine is the folded in chocolate chips. Less work, less parts, just… fold it in.