LaBruja, so sorry about your insurance. I can relate... Mine won't cover my midwife, but at least it's covering tests and stuff. Still, it's not going to be fun. :(
Lifeguard, I haven't quite had that conversation with my 3yo yet. The most recent he's asked of me is if I poop the baby out. I "clarified" that idea by saying the baby comes out of my privates, and was just slightly too uncomfortable to be more detailed. I did pick up a book called "A Child is Born" at the used bookstore today, and it has a million awesome pictures. When I showed him the pic of a baby's head completely out, he didn't balk or question it at all. He just absorbed it for a minute. One of these days I'm going to have to get around to watching some YouTube births with my kids. (And the early section of the book is full of all sorts of pictures of sperm, cervixes, and infrared penile erections.... was not too happy with my 7yo flipping through and asking questions when I wasn't ready to sit down and answer them just right, lol! This book may get me in trouble, but it's trouble I need to broach at some point, anyway.) But to your question, when I talk to my kids about the names of our privates, I always say vagina, even though I know vulva is preferred. I've never called it vulva myself, so it just sounds weird to me. If pointing out specifics, I would probably go with vagina and labia.
AFM: Yesterday had some decently good news from the surgical center where my daughter had her broken bone set. I filled out the financial hardship application and sent it in, and they called me the day they got it saying they've already had people sign off and assuming insurance pays what they're supposed to pay, they won't ask any more money from us than the $500 we put on our credit card a week ago. Of course, I'm not sure what the insurance will actually end up paying (it depends on who bills insurance first, and how much money is left over of the maximum stupid benefit they pay, etc.), but even if I have to cover the $1500 they expect to get from insurance, that's still several thousand less than the original cost, so that's a decent amount of weight lifted off of me!
We've still been crazy hot, weather-wise. Not as hot as some places, but it's awfully oppressive compared to our normal temps this time of year. DD ended up getting some heat exhaustion symptoms yesterday - major headache, very low-grade fever, and a muscle cramp in her calf. She was crying she was in so much pain (more than she was crying because of her broken bone, quite honestly). After a good amount of water and rest and some pain meds, she felt better, thank goodness. I reminded her and DS very firmly that they HAVE to drink lots of water during the school day. It's just ridiculous to have to go outside 2-3 times and play when it's almost 100 degrees on a playground surrounded by blacktop, and then not take the time to drink as much water as possible. She did much better with her water today, phew. And as for me, I'm just plain ready for summer to cool down, already! I feel like such a hermit, avoiding outside as much as I am!
My energy is also starting to wane a bit, I think. I find myself getting incredibly sleepy in the middle of the day, again. Kinda like 1st trimester, all over again. Of course, it doesn't help that my night wakings are increasing at this point, either!
The other morning I was in the kitchen getting breakfast ready when I stepped on an unseen toy mid-step (love that the belly limits floor vision, ugh!), and it totally *wrenched* my hips. I was crying from the pain and then limping for the half the day, and though I feel better now, DH has been asking practically non-stop if I'm okay or need to sit down, and his first question when he comes home is how my hips are feeling. I don't think he quite believes me that I'm better. ;) But it was a bit scary how one toy hurt me so bad. It just sort of made my foot roll forward and me trying to keep my balance just threw things out really fast.