MW: I have a hard time with king beds too; that is why we are headboard-less at the moment also. This may sound odd, but have you looked at big lots? A lot of their furniture is discontinued Broyhill, so it isn't bad stuff. When we lived there we usually went to rose brothers furniture. I am not a fan of Ashley; most of what I have seen (and purchased) from them has not been well made.
You know, there is the wood hobby shop on base, I bet if you checked some one there might be willing to cut you a piece of MDF or plywood to size. I love Rooms to Go, but the nearest one is probably in Wilmington or Raliegh. Sometimes I find interesting things on craigslist, but it is still more than I want to pay.
Cravings: mostly anything carb-heavy :) I do have aversions though, I don't seem to like the smell of chicken cooking, why I have no idea; I have no problems eating it. Brewers is a tough diet, vegetarian or not. For me, it is just too much food. I find my appetite shrinks a lot while pregnant. That and I get sick of the eggs pretty quickly. As for the salty: boy sweet: girl thing, with DS I ate alot of salt and vinegar pringles and ice cream (not at the same time though). so a little of both. I love things that combine the two, like the new Klondike Caramel Pretzel ice cream bars.
I do a hot wash and dry on hot . . . I don't seem to have any issues with bacteria. I also use vinegar sometimes, bac-out always, and sometimes a little TTO for good measure. (better safe than sorry)
Annie, I never did leak prior to birth, so I don't know what can be done about it. However, colostrum is good stuff, and I don't see why you couldn't freeze it. It would still be good for the baby even beyond the first couple days. Also is great to use as a nipple cream if you get sore or cracked nipples.