I realise at this point we haven’t actually completed the third trimester, but anything that happens differently at this point is going to be more about birth than the actual trimester. Also, I wanted to get down my thoughts before they were altered too much by time and events. I’m told that happens.
This trimester has been distinctly different than the others. I mean I’m getting the same questions that I was before, and the answers haven’t changed much, but other things are different. The one thing that everyone has been asking which is a little different lately is if we are ready, and to that my answer is of course not. How can anyone be ready for such a huge life change? Even if you do all the research, have lived with young kids and all the other things, the first baby is a whole new experience. It’s a different experience for everyone, and no one knows what to expect. So on paper? Yeah sure we have all the things, but the reality is we are no more ready than the next new parents.