Val: For Birth Plans, we're trying to focus on what's really important to us, I'm hoping the less pain in the bum we are the more accommodating they'll be. Our hospital lists their standard procedures online so we can see their views on eating, moving around, tubs, monitoring, baby rooming, etc... That was really good to know what we wouldn't have to really worry about and we had a good previous experience with them not pushing drugs so we're less focused on that. Its really important for me to be able to move around so that's one I focused on. The website for Earth Mama Angel Baby organics has a really extensive birth plan that has lots of good things to think about.
Rosie:We picked Iceland partly because it was going to cost the same as going to the West Coast for us. The food and hotels are pretty comparable to most places here, cheaper than most of Europe, plus they are on the Krona not the Euro so better exchange. I would vote on you and Dh doing something together. I think it's really nice to get some couple time in before the little bundle of joy turns life upside down. If he really wants to go skiing maybe you could go and hang out around a lodge or something? We'll probably go skiing in Vermont, but I'm planning on hanging out around the lodge. The have snowshoeing trails, indoor pools, the spa, and hot cocoa. I'd rather be skiing and maybe I'd do Nordic, but I figured he could go skiing with buds for a few hours, meet up for lunch, then more skiing while I do my own thing, then back together for evening.