What? No reply yet? After 7 minutes? Darn!
Easy there, Travis! Patience is a virtue. The posters on this forum are just customers like yourself, and will generally answer you eventually - but ususally not within 7 minutes.
Yes, it is normal (I assume you are talking about viewing the content in a browser). The domain has to be updated in the DNS system for the IP address DH assigned to it to be accessible via a browser. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to several days, will take effect for some visitors to your site before it will for others, and there is nothing you can do to hurry it along.
If you really want to trouble shoot your site from a browser before it goes "live" via DNS, read this Dreamhost Wiki article on viewing a site before DNS changes. Good Luck!