Speaking with a new mother I am always reminded of the intensity of how being a new parent feels. It is intense, there are so many mixed emotions and thoughts. Such as, "I think they made a mistake letting us bring her home!" It is easy when your child or children are a little older and you look back on those early days with nostalgia and perhaps a bit of rose coloured glasses.
While babies have plenty of hand books, reading about caring for your baby and actually being responsible for this tiny human 24/7 is quite different. Hindsight truly is 20/20, you are unfortunately unable to tell your past self to take a breath, you will figure it all out. But you will, we all do. And at some point in the not too distant future, you will also look back on those intense days and they will seem less intense. You will be able to pass on what you have learned about parenting from a place of confidence.