Sometimes you really should jump out of a perfectly good airplane

 

Look at that guy up there - He's my friend Ted. As all good friends do, he teaches me things. He also jumps out of perfectly good airplanes! Daring and adventurous, my introverted self tries to be more like Ted sometimes. His actions allow growth and I DO love to grow. 

The process of becoming a parent can feel a bit like you're getting ready to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Why would you jump out? You've got a pretty good life right now as it is. Things are comfortable and things just WORK. They work because you've prepared yourself for each step in your life with the tools you had available. You packed a parachute to keep yourself safe on some of those steps, and might have forgotten to on others. Everything has led up to now when you're trying to get ready for parenthood. 

Prepare yourself by hiring a doula - surround yourself in postpartum support and then jump out of the airplane (have that baby!) and ride the fall. You've got a parachute and you're ready for anything! You're going to learn, you're going to grow, and you're going to be better for it.