However my mind has not really been on work. It's been on my daughter as she grows and develops inside of Margaret and on the plans to form our family. Last month when I announced the big news I said we had not chosen to find out what sex our baby is. We decided to find out August 31. It was clearly the right decision: it is much easier to focus on building a relationship and place in our mind when you can focus on pronouns, and even begin to attach names to the baby. I'm getting very excited about the prospect of living with Margaret and raising a child with her and Kevin. It's going to be a huge change, but I think it's going to be worth it.
Over the last month plans for the move have continued to form. The logistical side is what you'd expect. There's also been a strong emotional component though. At the beginning of August, we had a fairly good rational understanding of what we wanted to accomplish. August has seen sort of a complex emotional dance as we move closer to feeling confident in our shared vision to start believing in it and to really internalize it. From my standpoint, I'm much more confident that I'm welcome to join Margaret and Kevin's home and in my belief that this will be a successful three-way partnership. Thinking to the future, I'm as happy as I've ever been.