carrie, i hope you got your cooking done and found lots of good ways to re-freeze what you cooked. i'm glad your mate is back too, that's hard! props to the single moms!!!
slgt, i'd pay close attention to your thyroid levels when you do blood work. Ask for the TSH numbers and don't let them just say "normal". the range of normal is huge so if you're on the higher side i'd look into treating your thyroid. i also agree that adreals are another plausible cause. the nighttime signing is so cute! her brain is really working! good luck with all those teeth! I'm sorry about your dog, that's so hard.
helen, i hope it thaws soon. we had a really rough winter here in the midwest of usa so i can totally relate to how much that sucks!!! be careful!
teeny, my dd did that with her diaper too. it can be pretty frustrating! we just always had to keep pants on her and that detered her most of the time. hows the transition off bottles/pumping going? i know several moms that bottle weaned around a year but kept nursing whenever they were with the baby and it worked out great for them. i think as long as you don't have supply issues (which i know you've said you don't) then dropping the pumping at this point is unlikely to hurt your over all supply.
raina, holy crap, that is alot!! i'd ask to have the car evaluated by your own body shop for peace of mind if nothing else. i'd love to come to your belly dancing thing, too bad we're so far! also for thrush, try a probiotic. when i have a flare, i take 2-3x what i normally take and i'll open a capsule and mix with a couple drops of bm and paste it on my nipples. i do it after a feeding so it can be on there until the next time. it gets crusty when it dries so i just flake it off before nursing again but leave a little for james to get some in his mouth. that has worked well for us. i have an extremely invasive case with grace and gv didn't touch it and was a huge mess. i do think it would probably work with a mild case but it's a huge pita. good luck kicking it quickly!
Julie, i totally agree with how allopaths tend to treat these things. i have had good luck with getting them to run tests but the variances of normal are so vague that everything is always normal so it must be a brain imbalance and need anti depressants. i hope the accupruncture goes great!
rynna, oh poor bear. i'm glad his biopsies were good but dang, what is it? i'm sure this is beyond frustrating for you!