We have to confess, though words are kind of our "thing," the truth is when it comes to parenthood, there are few adequate words to describe it.
Whether your journey to parenthood involves intense labor or signing adoption papers, becoming a parent feels like the Earth shifts in its entirety.
In addition to your heart growing a few sizes, your vocabulary is about to extend too. Words like exhaustion will take on a new meaning, and all joking aside, you're also going to need to learn a few words you may have never come across before.
Don't fret—as is our way, we've rounded up some basics so you can at least sound like you know what you're doing, and we promise you'll get the hang of parenting (and the lingo) before you know it.