We're starting to talk birth.
Preferences, plans, reading...
Who, what, where, when...
If it goes my way I'll call these thoughts aspirations in retrospect. If it doesn't I might call them expectations.
It's hard to set your sights on a vision of something so big and feel that wobble of insecurity to have your hopes set. I'm trying my best not to wobble. Taking a "positive things happen to positive people" stance and trying to commit to our plans with the absence of contingencies.
All will be well. We can be that lucky.