Ummmmm NO! There is nothing that compares to actually having a real life child, your child with you 24/7. The difference between the research, books, blogs and chats with people was the individual story or the generalized aspect. My son is so not like any other baby, he is unique in every way and as with every child. I'm not just talking about looks either; sleep & eating patterns, swaddle or no swaddle, to swing or not to swing...he is his own person with his own set of preferences.
I didn't read anything about changing a stinky and just as you secure the tabs on the diaper baby decides he wasn't finished...three diapers later and 2 days of this I was onto something. The term "revolving diaper" was made and now we wait a few moments.
I love being a Mom, seriously I feel like I was born to be a Mom and not just because I am a woman. I am learning new things daily and these new discoveries I coin MOMents!