04/28/2015 01:53 EDT | Updated 04/28/2015 01:59 EDT

First Pregnancy: The Lies We Tell Ourselves BEFORE We Have Kids

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Ah, yes. Those blissful days before your first baby arrives are filled with daydreams, lovely thoughts and splendid plans. We imagine what our baby will be like. What he or she will look like. How wonderful life will be. How wonderful we'll be as parents. All the mistakes we won't make. And how incredible our little families will be.

And then our baby arrives.

And we realize we were telling ourselves so many lies.

In the spirit of honest parenting, HuffPost Canada Parents staff, curators, and readers have contributed all the big whoppers we told ourselves. Enjoy!

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