Hope, oooh enjoy your spontaneous date night! It sounds fantastic! I'm so happy that this time around, your marriage didn't suffer any ill effects from the stress of infertility. It's such a trying time! And it's wonderful that your DH and DD are so close regardless of a genetic link. Personally, I think that a genetic link is such a small, infinitesimal part of a parent's bond with their child. Too many genetic parents are horrible to their babies and too many amazing adoptive parents adore their adopted children and treat them as their own. I still think that one day, DH and I may end up adopting a child...even though I don't want another one of our own. My thought process is that there are so many kids out there that need a good home. I'd love to help give that to even one of those. my MIL actually inspired me to do that...even as a single mother of 2 rowdy boys, she took in my DH's best friend (when they were 12 years old) because his mother left him. It's an amazing story and I recognize how blessed I am to have her as a MIL. (not to mention I'm blessed with an amazing mother who, even after my dad and she were divorced for 10 years, took him in when he developed cancer and helped me take care of him, just because he was my father and therefore, family, even though their divorce was pretty contentious) I only hope to one day become a role model to my children the way my mother and MIL are to me! Ok, sorry for the tangent. haha pregnancy makes me much more emotional!
by the way, the sore nipples were my first sign of pregnancy. Ouch! That went away during the middle of the second trimester for me and although they are a little more sensitive now, they aren't as sore as they once were. I sometimes worry that means that I'm not going to be able to produce as much milk. I know, there isn't a correlation, but I keep feeling that i should be experiencing some discharge by now!
RCR, yah to the kitty being ok, although oops to him pooping in the tub again. haha like you said, at least it isn't the bed! I think it's great that your near a vet school and can utilize that venue! I would do the same!
Tear and Tenzi, thanks for sharing your stories!