I prepared as much as I could for a newborn. I mean, I read lots and lots of books and I really felt like I knew what to do once LO came. I knew what color the poop should be, how much they should eat, early milestones...etc, etc. Now that he is older, I have no time to read parenting books. I feel like each day I am just winging it now. If a new situation comes up, I just take my best guess at how to deal with it. I just don't have time to sit down and read books anymore, I just have to go with my instincts I guess. I hope I'm not the only one flying by the seat of her pants everyday.