Post # 1
Do you think it’s better to prepare for/expect the worst possible outcome so you’re not disappointed when that’s what happens or should you think positive and expect the best possible outcome because “you’re supposed” to be optimistic? Thoughts?
Post # 3
Do both, as they say “hope for the best and be prepared for the worst”. DH always tells me I’m a ball of confusion to him on situations. I’m a crazy optimist but I always have two or three back-up plans for the worst. I don’t know if it’s a learned trait or something built into me but I’ve always been that way.
Post # 4
I 100% always think about the absolute worst circumstance! That way, no matter WHAT happens, I’m pleasantly surprised!
For example, my assumption is that I will be induced at 42 weeks pregnant, wind up with an epidural, and wind up with a snowballing medical intervention that leads to an emergency c-section.
So as long as I don’t die giving birth, I’ll be prepared for whatever happens. And if I do give birth with minimal intervention, woo hoo! Life is awesome!
Post # 5
@BrandNewBride: +1! And lmao at your “birth story.”