Congatulations on joining the world that is parenthood. I'm not close to being a religious person, but childeren are a special blessing. They do everything from make you proud, to laughing, and somtimes even crying. This little person will put your mind through the ringer in good ways and in bad. If you take your responsiblities seriously, you will be her teacher, mentor, and protector. Nothing in this life will change your life as this precious little being will. Let her know that you love her no matter what. That's about the greatest advice someone gave me; and I've never forgotten it.
"Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room." -Winston Churchill