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=== Stumbling thing no.5, get to know my wife/women again!? === This is an interesting one. When Flora and I were planning our wedding in the early stage, I remember I could only listen and nod along because she knew the details and things that I didn’t know. And whatever I could think of, she already knew and has better opinions. SAME THING when it comes to baby. Just after I read something excited in the baby book and want to share with her the “new” information (e.g. Epidural - Pain reliever pros and cons, babies’ nails need to be trim as soon as the baby born, babies suck their thumbs in the womb, babies do breath in the amniotic fluid (womb-fluid) to exercise their lungs, etc), she would simply respond, “Yea, I know.” I am not mad (maybe I am) that she doesn't share these with me ahead of time, it’s just funny to me how most women are “naturally” more prepared than men, and how most women are more family-driven & baby-care-ready than men. I do joke with Flora that “Can I be a woman and take over the birthing experience?” in that way, maybe I would have done more research and listen more in advance, to get readily-ready. === Happy Things === 1. My serving load is going to decrease as the time comes, and I am glad that Flora and I were able to involve in Jubilation together 2. Finished the book “What to expect when you’re expecting”. It gave me certain confidence, with many facts, statistic and reality check(such as don’t picture yourself happily feeding the baby on the first day; and remember there’s about three months the baby not be able to clearly communicate with you at all) along with many embarrassing questions answered 3. Get the most and enjoy this final time without any attach of baby. Fancy in-house dinner with guests and an upcoming short trip to national park will do. 4. We continue to receive give-away secondhand stuff from other family. Thank you very much! You made our shopping list shorter and shorter everyday! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I know and I am still learning life is complicated, and yet, I believe it can be very simple…there is a quote I like in the movie Dan in Real Life, the main character is in his 40s’, and he said “So instead of asking our young people, what are your plans? What do you plan to do with your life? Maybe we should tell them this:

Plan……to Be Surprised……”

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