Yay for a KKAFP! I have a KKACP that I got with #2, and have *loved*. Though, it got "lost" in DH's trunk for, um, a long time. I'm eager to try it again with the new babe! I really loved that both DH and I could wear it with a quick change of snaps. We lived in Santa Cruz, CA, when DS#2 was 6-12mo, and DH loved carrying him, facing out, in the KKACP down the main drag there. SO cute to see this big man with this little guy snuggled up.
Ellen, I get what you mean about names. My biggest problem has been envisioning a baby that was coming, only to find out that's not the baby that came. But there's a very real sense at times that there's a real person behind these ideas - be it a name or an imagined child. DH is also sure this is our last, and I'm just not up to committing one way or another. I'm okay if it is, and can be very happy with 4. But I don't have a strong feeling, and am NOT cool with anything permanent... which we were discussing last night.
Sleep - yes!! Yesterday, I think it was, I slept most of the day. First, I couldn't wake up. Then, when I went to lay the 2yo down, I couldn't begin to get up again. I only did so because of my dinner plans with my best friend. Thankfully, after medicating my headache (tylenol, arnica, traumeel, and a shoulder/neck rub with herbal stuff), and then getting to dinner and eating, I felt a ton better.
I'm not sure if it's just the headaches making me tired, but I am super tired. I may also just not be getting enough sleep, overall.
So, because of these headaches, I went to the chiro today. I didn't get to see my usual chiro, but another I've seen in the past and really like. She did a bunch of different stuff that felt GREAT, and then I headed to the grocery where I also got a chair massage, and did a full-on grocery shop with my 2yo. So, all was well when we got home. I went to get DS out of the car, and saw a bird in the bushes, which I pointed out to him. So as we walked between my car and DH's car, I was holding DS's hand, my stuff, and looking at a bird, which flew away... and I stepped on some piece of tree branch or something - about the size of a roll of nickels, maybe - and within a moment was falling down and screaming in pain, as the ligaments in my ankle went "pop, pop, pop."
Poor DS - since I was holding his hand, he went down, too, and he was really freaked by that and my screaming in pain/for help. He was inconsolable for about 20 minutes.
Thankfully, DH was coming and came out to help. Unfortunately, he was clearly miffed that I was now hurt.
He did take DS in, then came and helped me hobble in, where I got myself set up in the all-too-familiar setting of foot-in-the-air. I snuggled with my sweet boy until he was calm again, even though every time he moved it was excruciating. Thankfully, he had no real injuries and has been fine the rest of the night. Whew.
Anyway, I'm really frustrated. This is at least the 3rd time I've done this *while pregnant.* Ugh. I almost think the relaxin has an effect. But, I have a loooong history of ankle injuries (including two surgeries to repair a break, and one of those being delayed because I'd injured the other so badly in the meanwhile), and I know they're just not all that strong. The last time this happened was about a year and a half or more ago, when I was carrying Judah in a sling, going to the car from a little league game. What do you know, there's an uneven spot in the sidewalk, and I stepped on it just so. Not only did I tear up my ankle, but DS's head hit the sidewalk.
I was sure I'd be calling 911 for that, but, amazingly, he was okay. Bruised and scraped, but no serious injury. I'm quite sure it would've been worse had he not been tied to me!
Sigh. Sorry for the blather. DH is, at least, being better now. He gets overwhelmed easily, and that's very frustrating for me when I need compassion and *help.* I'm glad he's stepped up, though. But, he's gone tomorrow to a TEDx conference, so I'm here with 2 of 3 (my mom has one), alone. Thank goodness my 8yo is so very helpful!