Rosie! I'm so glad to read that! The only smiley that expresses it is but I wish there was a bouncy tigger one. I am fairly certain that it's the lack of pasteurization that makes soft cheese iffy (according to my doctor), but I don't have any general resources about such things.
Meander: You are absolutely doing the right thing to be supplementing with formula. The most important thing is that Alaric gets the nutrients he needs, and if you can get your supply back up to give them to him via breastmilk, so much the better, but being flexible to what he needs is what makes you fantastic parents. Seriously, be proud that you've been willing to make the best decisions for him all along, even when they weren't what you had envisioned or wanted.
Tear: What a lovely little girl. She looks so wise and calm, I'm a little bit in awe of her. I hope you're recovering well!
Livingsky: Kayden is so big and hearty looking. He has big hands, even . . . it looks like he's nearly ready to start working on the farm.
Hokie: I hope that when your exhaustion and sickness passes (soon, hopefully soon), it will stay gone!
AFM: Busy as can be here in some ways . . . I had my SIL visiting for 9 days, which was fantastic. She's also one of my very best friends, and it helped me kind of remember who I am independently a bit. It was really great. My MIL was here for a bunch of that time and managed to sit still and even play games with us a few times, which is also impressive (she's ALWAYS on the go). I've been crocheting a baby blanket, and I'm nearly done. I bought some VERY nice local alpaca yarn when I dropped my SIL off at the airport, and have been scheming about what I'll do with it. We had an enormous windstorm, winds up to 80 miles an hour, and half of a maple tree fell on our house. It didn't do any damage, amazingly, but it did make terrible sounds when the wind blew. So, my husband came home from work to cut it off the roof! He's been home for a few days now, and has been helping out enormously with all the big tasks that I just couldn't do alone or didn't have energy for - cutting the tree off our roof (we used a climbing rope and I belayed him from the ground for safety), helping me FINALLY get our water hooked up so that it at least works, although it's not fixed . . . today was the first day there was running water in my house since the hailstorm. And he's gotten to feel the baby give a few good solid kicks now, too. I'm making him a double-knit toque (warm winter hat) with earflaps - local alpaca on the inside for softness and fluffiness, local wool on the outside for toughness and to help windproof it.
I'm also exhausted and have a hard time standing or walking for more than 20-30 minutes a day, and have had to sit down while making supper more than once, because I feel faint! That's okay, though, more time to knit and crochet, and when I'm sitting I can feel baby move more (at least 2 and usually 3 dance parties in my abdomen every day), and I'm still managing to get the basics done. The really basics, like feeding myself and my livestock, walking my dog, and watering my one million tomato plants.