autumngrey - Ack! Sorry for your bit of a rollercoaster ride, but glad to hear all's well.
chiromama - Do you know the reasons behind DH wanting to know? Is he hoping for one gender and wants to be prepared in advance? On another note, are the contractions regular feeling? How long do they last? I've been having sudden pain that's pretty surprising. I take a couple breaks, wait a bit, and then all's well. Once this happened on a run, I stopped and walked for a while, and it went away. This is my first, so I have no idea what to call the pains, but I assumed they are normal.
zuzus - I'm jealous of your feeling kicks. I keep searching the internet for descriptions of how it feels, but nothing yet. I have lots of feelings down there, but it's mostly pains and soreness.
kaismum - I wonder if you explained to your mom how you are going to a very specific kind of labor, and that it requires as few distractions as possible, would she understand? I haven't broached the subject yet with my mom. I hope she doesn't assume. We have a great relationship, but I'm not sure her energy will be the best for labor. Too hyper. :)
Thursday Girl - I'm with adoremybabe, there must be a greeting card out there for this situation. How aggravating! Sounds like DH should just not mention her comments int he future. They're not helpful and the best thing is for them to be ignored anyway, it seems. Sorry you're dealing with MIL stress.
AFM - I stopped by the thrift store today and picked up three pairs of pants. A pair of A Pea in the Pod slacks for a conference I need to go to in late November, a pair of gap khakis with the tags still on, and a pair of jeans. All fit the legs but are still a tad too big in the waist. All for $15! WHOOOHOOO! I feel accomplished. Now back to reviewing papers and doing lit reviews...