Based on these and the questions from Part 1, the general topics that seem to arise surround stress management, childhood experiences and handling interactions with extended family/in-laws.
I feel obligated to say as well that if you were like I was before I had a baby, don't think you need to do a total 180 on your idealism. You might end up with a baby who never cries, is happy to be in anyone's arms, will happily drink from a bottle as well as your boob even though they're exclusively breast milk-fed and loves their sleep.
We want it all. In fact, some of us are encouraged to go for it all. Why not aim high? Aim for the husband, the babies and the top position in that company and all before you're 35. There are women out there doing it. Why can't you?
From first and second hand experience, I can say that not discussing certain vital things before you go ahead and bring another life into this world can make for a stressful and/or miserable pregnancy and first few years with your baby. Indeed, even if you've known your partner for many years, it doesn't guarantee that you know the answer to these questions. Your partner may not have considered some of these before and may realise that they need to think about the answers longer than you expect. It's true that there's very little you can do to emotionally prepare yourself…
I was in a catastrophic car accident almost 4 years ago. I'm not 100% but I don't need my wheelchair or cane anymore. I once thought having family was not in my cards because of this. I was wrong.
Breastfeeding makes you feel like your body is no longer yours and it takes some getting used to.