dealic, glad you're feeling better! Hopefully you'll get lots of use out of your pants and it will feel worth it. And if you want more of the same, you can look on ebay since you know what size to buy now. I got 2 Motherhood shirts for like $9 (shipped), just by looking regularly.
As for moving, it sucks with or without a baby. DH is military so we do it a lot. We moved when DD was 6 months, and again when DD was 2 yr 3 mos. Moving with an infant was much easier, because she wasn't in to everything. And I didn't have to worry about eating on a schedule and having healthy snacks--just boobies. Hopefully it will be an easy move for you.
chiromama, when was your DD born? My DD was a Feb. '09 baby, and she definitely tests my patience more these days. Its really hard for me to take a deep breath and think before responding, but I'm trying hard. I have to keep reminding myself that she's doing it at her pace, and that it's hard to resists X or Y... She's going to "pre-school" 3 hours/day on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and those days are awesome because she sleeps so well for nap and that night on those days. I guess she needs more outdoor activity, but I think there's more going on at school, and the stimulation is what really gets her worn out. Hopefully we can continue sending her after this baby is born.
I love the idea of a home birth, and will probably have one if we have a 3rd child down the road. DH (and I) were pretty traumatized by DD's birth, so I think a successful VBAC this time will be a great step towards eventually having a homebirth. It just sucks because I know, statistically, my chances of VBACing are probably higher with a home birth. And there are no birth centers within driving distance. Ah well.
Rosie, hope your cousin is snuggled in with her new baby now. Let us know how it went.
TBH, DD's twos have been easier than her first two years were. I don't think that's normal though. She was an awful baby. I mean really awful--miserable all the time, never slept, screamed constantly, reflux, bowel issues, couldn't be consoled, was NEVER affectionate or cuddly, wouldn't look at you...we really thought something was wrong, but by 2 years she became a "normal" kid. Still very high needs, but completely different. So you really never know what you're going to get. Even trying-to-be-perfect AP mamas are blessed with challenges! On the bright side, I feel prepared for anything this new baby might bring.
Finally took another belly pic last night, so I'm heading over to post it!