(On a similar note, I once delivered a calf on a dairy farm — long story — and during my own labor found it strangely comforting to remember how unruffled the mother cow had been by the whole process. Females get pregnant. We have babies. That cow was happily munching hay five minutes after delivery and I’m pretty sure she could have edited a solid issue of Bovine Monthly with no problem if she’d had to.) Parenthood is full of challenges, but just announcing it should not be one of them.