People love to scare moms-to-be with their birth and breastfeeding horror stories, don't they! "Oh, I had a 23 day-long back labor and then breast-feeding hurt so bad my nipples fell off, etc."
Don't worry about pain too much, mama. A lot of women get it right from the first minute and never have a lick of trouble, or any pain. For other women there is some pain, but that's why there are lactation consultants, to help you fix what's going wrong and nurse pain-free. One thing that you might want to do now is look around for a good lacration consultant, preferably an IBCLC. That way if you do run into trouble, you'll have her phone number available.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"