Sorry I've been MIA for awhile. We're busy getting ready to move into a much larger home off post (in Dupont, a nice community that is a very short distance from the post) and I've been nursing both a bad cold and a badly broken toe that will require surgery soon, so life is a bit more hectic than I'd like it to be! DH recently moved to a new unit, and I'm feeling a bit out of sorts because I don't know any of the new people, and it's Infantry as opposed to MI (which is our norm).but it's a prestigious job, and DH is excited to be there. Having 5 boys to care for has been an adventure as well! Anyhow, looks like everyone has been busy around these parts.
Adorkable: Congrats, congrats, congrats! I remember sharing stories with you about the Infertility clinic at Madigan with you just about a year ago. I'm so happy that your beautiful babies have arrived. Enjoy those little blessings :).
Sapphire: As far as formal attire is concerned, I usually go with something black that has bling-y type accents. I was 35 weeks pregnant at my last formal, so it was a bit difficult to find a great dress for that one, but I've found that stores like JCPenney and Macy's typically have nice dresses on sale this time of year. Have fun getting dressed up!
Katie: Wish I could help you with the W-2 issue. I think you are on the right track with your research. Let us know how it goes. I noticed that DH's pay was a little lower than expected today and think there's an allotment issue, but won't be able to work it out until the full LES comes out for January at the end of the month - ugh! It would be nice to have better access to financial tools, wouldn't it!
MK: Congrats on the pregnancy! Closely spaced kiddos can be a lot of fun :). My DS3 and DS4 are 20 months apart. While it was very tough initially (especially because DH was gone for the first four months after DS4 was born), they are good friends and playmates now. I had DS4 while at Ft. Gordon, and wouldn't recommend using on post facilities. There is no OB unit at Eisenhower, so you see family practice MDs for prenatal care, then are referred out to MCG hospital in Augusta to deliver. MCG is, ahem, not exactly a baby-friendly facility. PM me if you want details.
Welcome RaeRae! I'm also at Fort Lewis. My DH is in the 3/2 Stryker BCT. We are a blended family as well. I would suggest holding off on any custody/adoption changes until you are married.
Sorry if I missed anyone. Off to change a diaper and get some breakfast for my DH. Hope all of you have a great day!