This is the fifth and final stage in a series of 5 free-form discussions related to where a couple is in the process. Unlike the topic-centric discussions that adhere strictly to the subject, these are much more open to a multitude of subjects that would naturally present themselves during this stage.
For those who did not read about the forum’s structure within “About this Forum”, here are the five stages of these free-form discussions:
1. Baby-making in Anand (including prep at home)
2. Awaiting Pregnancy
3. Awaiting Birth
4. Baby Pick-up in Anand (including prep at home)
5. Baby at Home
By making it this far, a dream has obviously been realized and as you must know, your accomplishments serve as hope and encouragement for us all. Mission accomplished and CONGRATULATIONS!
That said, I've come to learn that there is still often much in the way of support that we all can provide and learn from each other. Some possible discussions that might surface here could be about the flight home, meeting the family & friends, health concerns, doctor visits, immunizations, care, clothes, parenting tips & tricks and ideas/thoughts/considerations on telling our children about "The Journey". I’m sure there are bound to be other topics of interest for this final stage, but you get the idea...
As expressed previously, even if you are not at this stage now, but have relevant input and questions on the discussion, please speak-up.
Once again, congratulations to those of you who have achieved parenthood and I commend you on your commitment and dedication. We hope you will not be a stranger!