Before Kelly, my first child was born, I was so excited. I just knew everything was going to be perfect. She would sleep through the night. She would coo and smile at me. I would know her every need. Well, maybe not. As the new mother and her baby in the book soon discover, 3 a.m. can be a beautiful time to be awake. Going on a picnic together is more fun than eating in a fancy restaurant any day. Growing up may not always go according to plan, but sometimes it’s the unexpected things in life that bring the sweetest rewards.