FLEXIBILITY. The best laid parenting plans will not go exactly as you had hoped or envisioned. Your baby may insist on sucking his thumb when you hoped to introduce a pacifier. Your may have serious mastitis or your milk may not come in as you had hoped and you may not be able to breast feed. Your sleeping plans for the child may fail and you will have them sleeping beside your bed for much longer than you originally planned. Your perfect “birth plan” may end in an emergency C-section, but remember your world will not end–instead a precious new life WILL begin.