So, clearly should have sorted this out earlier. I admit that. I got my licence in 1997 while only being able to drive an automatic car. Never learned to drive a manual and stopped driving altogether in 2000. I'm now 32 weeks pregnant.
We now have a manual because DH does not believe in automatic cars. It occurred to me that I really need to be able to transport my baby around so I have been learning how to drive a manual since I was 24 weeks.
It's so hard! I think I have the gears sorted (ish) but hill starts, oh my god. There seems to be this miniscule margin of error between stalling and revving the engine and I don't want to even attempt driving in traffic until I know the car won't roll backwards.
In my arrogance, I think I thought of all those idiots you see on the news, and assumed that if they can drive a manual, then it must be easy.
Honestly, is this a stupid idea? Would it be easier to learn to drive after the baby is born, rather than 32 weeks? I accept that I should have sorted this before I got pregnant, or at least earlier in the pregnancy!