As fun as it is to register for your shower and decorate your baby’s room together, carving out time to ask each other questions about the kind of parents you want to be should be the main focus of your pregnancy. Talk to each other, consult parents you admire and read up on your options to determine your ideal parenting style. Write down your goals as parents and some back-up plans for if your plan “A” hits any speed bumps a month or two in.
If you have time before your delivery, consider taking a parenting philosophy class that will go beyond teaching you to diaper and burp your baby. Learn more about them at rie.org.