I've been keeping up with reading, and there was a lot I wanted to quote from last month's chat, but can't ;-); I will try to remember what I wanted to say (kinda hard when working through a haze of a week long headache...but at least I've been keeping up with making meals, and keeping the kitchen and house relatively clean!)
Tanya - I am so like you with not wanting to visit the inlaws that I might not go visit back East this summer (except for my 25th HS reunion). My MIL so poisoned our relationship this past summer (mostly her lack of respect in regards to our food restrictions), I have no real interest in dealing/communicating with her. Lucky? for me, there really isn't anyone that we can stay with anyways (BIL moved in with MIL/FIL while he is going through divorce, then BIL bought MIL/FIL's house, but they still live there until their retirement home is built - this is the house we usually stay).
FireWithin, Jane, et al. - About spouses supporting us, especially with dealing with/healing LO's - my DH is supportive (but doesn't get into the nitty gritty details of the what, why and how), and he supports me getting a break, but it doesn't really mean much when he travels so much. I have been at a place health-wise the last month or so (and particularly this past week) that I haven't been in a LOOOONNNGGG time, and it's just so depressing. DH been gone since Sunday afternoon, and we won't see him until late tomorrow morning - these long weeks are killer for me, and to top it off, I haven't been able to get myself to bed early - keep catching a second wind. But then waking up at 6 am is so hard. And don't get me started on the hard-to-get-to-sleep (bed and naptime) bandwagon we've been on this week +, so napping hasn't been an option. And I can't blame the difficult sleep times to adding mag, mo and b6 to their juice (I don't think) because it all started before I started supping them with these.
But when DH is here, he works from home, so I have a tag team member - and he also tends to be the in-the-present, loving, playful parent that I forget to be. So I need to be appreciative for what I do have in this respect. Jane, I'm sorry you don't have that with your ex. But good luck finishing your move!
About the Vitamin D "news" from the "experts": I tell ya, if mainstream medicine keeps it up, I may just have NO respect for anything they say or report as "research". What I do know is that after getting my test results of 15!, over a year ago, I started supping 10,000 IU's/day, and a week later I started feeling a ton better! And FWIW, both of my sisters have tested low (one about the same time as me, the other one only this week, and her doc only tested her because she asked) Not sure what that says about my genetics. I also wonder about why I still have my gallbladder and both of my sister have had theirs removed (years ago). My oldest sister's TSH is finally out of range (not by lab's range tho'), and frankly I wouldn't be suprised if my other sister (older) will be joining us in hypothyroid land sometime soon (and probably is already there by symptoms). Again, what does that say about my genetics?
CS - Hugs. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. I hope that the information you have now helps you find a healing path for your DD.
About naming kids: it's lucky that my first child was a girl. Because she still wouldn't have a name, as DH and I COULD NOT come to an agreement about a boys name. He wanted to name a boy after his father, and I absolutely did not want to. DH's surname is a common and somewhat generic, and his father's first name is common too, so I was adamant not to give the kid a common and generic name. But with my second, who is a boy, the pressure was off, as his brother and soon to be ex wife had a boy 3 months before us, and used his father's first name. And coming up with a boys name after that was relatively easy, and I got the name I wanted (and was a family name on both sides of the family - Owen).
Sorry there is so much illness/reactions/lack o' sleep going around. Not the best time of year for it!