EC - I would love to. DP's open to it as well, we just can't figure out how to make it work for us. We've got a huge family and I can't be completely attentive all the time to the baby. Yes, he's in my arms/the wrap/right next to me in bed for 23.5 hours of the day, but I'm still watching the other 4, playing with them, changing the two toddler boys' bums or helping them potty, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, stopping fights/stealing/destruction by the kids, etc.
I did EC a fair amount of the time with DS3 (who is my bio DS1), and had him going poop on the potty quite often by his first birthday, but then my DH at the time (soon to to be XH) left us and we started doing shared custody (2 hours a few days a week to start, but now he gets an overnight every week plus another 8 hour day) and the pottying skills were lost since X just puts DS3 in sposies and doesn't even check/change them very often (like every 2-4 hours he'll check/change). So all of our efforts are currently being sabotaged in the toilet-learning department for DS3 (and don't even get me started on how X is ruining our attempts at discipline. He encourages, promotes and rewards violent behavior and bullying. teaches DS3 how to shoot toy guns and play dead, etc. we're struggling to find a method of discipline that makes me feel happy, follows AP, is loving, and is also effective.)
Perhaps when we don't have 5 kids under the age of 6 (like when it's time for the next baby, we'll have a 7 year old, a 5 year old, two 4 year olds and a 2 year old and then a newborn) we'll work on EC. I can't do everything, I just do what I can.
Baby poo ... I don't love it but I certainly don't think it's offensive at all. With my first his EBF poo always smelled like buttered popcorn. I haven't figured out the odor for DS4 yet. Not bad, it's just a distinctive smell.
We are almost 6 weeks postpartum and I still feel amazing. DP and I are ravenous for each other and can't wait to be able to DTD. We attempted the other night and it got nowhere, so we shall continue to wait and paw at each other like horny teenagers.
DS4 (new baby for reference) is doing very well, too. He's starting to grow out of some of the 3 month size clothing (he's tall!). Pushing 11 pounds. Our snappis came in the mail this week, which DP and I are both happy about. Pins were an annoyance and we kept sticking our fingers. DS4 is starting to smile and giggle a bit. He's also losing the back half of his hair now ... he lost the front half about a week and a half ago. This patchy hair thing is not a good look. He does have fuzz coming in, though, which is certainly better than nothing.
I am not ready for DP to go back to work on the 31st of this month. He's been a huge help (despite recovering from hernia surgery and dealing with his chronic back pain) and I will miss having him around all of the time. I know the kids will miss him, too.
Oh, and I looked into buying Bum Genius diaper covers (we just use vinyl pants now) but even the used ones are way too expensive to justify buying them. DP vetoed me splurging on them. Other things are more important to us ... eating healthy, organic food, good quality Burt's Bee's bath stuff, etc. Wish we had an extra $100 or thereabouts so I could get the Bum Genius's.