so much to catch up on!
Carrie: re: Grovia AI2's - for me, you really need to use the soakers they come with, since they are so trim, I don't think I'd try prefolds, it wouldn't fit as well or be as trim. I LOVE LOVE my Swaddlebees/Blueberry AIOs - I feel they are fairly trim and the soaker part is only sewn on one end, so it flips out during the wash and dries as fast as a pocket here's the link http://www.swaddlebees.com/Products/All-in-One-Diapers/Snap-AIO-Cloth-Diapers_10
Re: weight gain - it looks good on you! don't worry about it. I think I need to try to focus on eating more . . . according to the scale, I've lost another pound or so, which while I can afford to lose it, I really don't want to lose too much. MW: congrats on all you've lost already!
I do click the bucket seat in the top part of the buggy, but only if DH is with me to drive as I can't see over the bucket. I also don't step away from the cart, as regardless, you shouldn't do that with a small child. If you turn most of the restaurant wooden highchairs upside down, the buckets fit really securely in there. Or some places have a sling type thing that is designed to hold them. For me, the buckets are most convienent in the restaurant; I can wear a baby and shop. Eating is another story, especially since I have a tendency to drop things on myself (hot things!) I've also dumped cold soda on baby and me when trying to nurse in a restaurant . . . baby is safer by far in a bucket with me!
Shannon, for some reason I really thing your baby girl and Carrie's Finn are trying to share a birthday! come on babies!
I'm getting to the point where people are really starting to ask about when I'm due, or how much longer I have. I tell them at least 6 weeks :) since DS came 2 weeks late it could be as much as 8. (which really depresses me, but it's a fact)
JJ: hopefully you will luck out with no stretch marks! I think it's genes. I got a few towards the end with DS, but they faded to silver very fast. None with this baby so far.My mom had lots of stretch marks though . . .I am so hoping you and Kindermama find out the sex of your babies this week! so exciting!
MW: I think you are doing the right thing with your neighbor's son. It sounds like it may hurt your friendship with his mom, but sometimes the truth is tough and it hurts. It will be best for E in the long run. My MIL is the same as yours with the food and stuffing the fridge with leftovers. not fun. At least your mom is going home soon :) we live with MIL now so there is no escaping!
JJ: re DTD - with my first pregnancy, sex was just never really great the whole time. it was uncomfortable to start with, and ok as we got going. We didn't DTD lots then. I don't know if it was swelling or what. With this pregnancy, DTD was awesome - maybe increased blood flow made things more sensitive in a good way? - for the first half of the pregnancy, then it was kind of uncomfortable, now it's ok, just a matter of logistics . . it's different for everyone and every pregnancy I think.
.I'm getting to the point where I'll be glad when this pregnancy is done. I'll miss being pregnant - I love the feeling of the baby moving - but I miss regular pants. I hate maternity pants! hope this week brings 2 babies and we find out the gender of two more! so many good things -