Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
So hey, there exists a movie called Zombeavers. It is exactly what it sounds like. It is the B-est of B-movies, with the lowest of low budgets, but it more or less works by just running with its stupid-as-balls premise and having goofy fun with it.
It is probably the best zombie beaver movie that will ever be made. It is also very short. It even subverts a trope or two! (NOTE: It does not subvert the trope of having gratuitous titties. That trope is definitely there.)
If any of this makes you at all inclined to give it a shot, you'll probably enjoy yourself well enough. If this sounds so goddamn stupid that you can't even, maybe steer clear.
Where the Nolan films worked is in supposing a Batman, ignoring physics and science for the most part, and then imagining how it would affect society. Batman is a dark figure motivated by grim circumstance and has to deal with some fucked up societal problems. The movie is dark because darkness is a realistic mood for the subject matter.
That's the sort of realism I'd like from DC. I don't care what Superman's powers are, or if Batman has armor. Just stick these characters in our world, set some rules, and show us how humanity reacts.
I'll just chime in with something to consider regarding long term career prospects.
I don't know to what extent either of you really care about your careers, but taking off a few years to be a stay at home parent can have a huge impact. Depending on your fields and geographic area, it can be hard to even find a job after taking several years off, and you may have to take a step or two back relative to where you're at now.
It might be worth exploring the idea of taking a temporary sabbatical, if either of your employers would be game. Take six months off or something, then you can go back without having to worry about finding a new job or taking a step back, career wise.
Also, my wife was on medications to deal with her anxiety, and was strongly advised to forego breast feeding to remain on them, because her mental health was obviously hugely important.
For our second kid, she was able to switch meds so that she could still breast feed. Even so, she couldn't produce much milk, so we had to switch to formula anyway.
Point being, breast feeding has lots of benefits, but neither of you should feel bad about considering alternatives if it's not right for you. Or consider supplementing with formula for night feedings so your wife can get some sleep.
Throughout all this, though, just remember that it gets easier. The first few months are the hardest, because you don't know what you're doing and you're constantly exhausted. We were fucking zombies for the first six months with each of our kids, but eventually you find a routine and things fall into place.