I am due with my first in October and really want to start a master’s program this fall. The reason I don’t want to push it off until spring is because I plan to stay home for a year with baby and I want to take advantage of the time off to study before going back to work. People say their lives are so busy and overwhelming with a new baby but with no firsthand experience, I really don’t know how challenging it will be. I don’t at all doubt that it is difficult, but be real with me—is it as crazy as they say? My husband will be home with us for the first two months. Do you think this would be manageable, or would you recommend waiting until the spring?