Kate - Great to hear from you, and congrats on finishing the exam. I think setting it aside for a couple months is probably a good thing - come back with a fresh perspective on what you want to do. I hope the speech therapy works out for Aubs. That must be so frustrating for her. Even Lituya gets annoyed when we don't understand her, and she's only 19 months.
Starling - Yeah, my squishy second baby is running, climbing, and talking in sentences. But no way I'm having another! I've just figured that next spring, when we're planning a 3 month-ish expedition, we might just be able to do it with K walking, L on my back, husband with most of the stuff, and me with a few dangling bags and a fanny pack. Nowhere to put anyone else. :) Really, we're quite happy as a family of 4. Now that I've gotten over the little bit of sadness at never making another brand-new person, I realize I don't have any desire for another actual child. I like that mine are close together in age also.
Everr - Have fun camping.
Cindy - The only Rose I know is a wonderful woman who works as the postmistress here, and is one of the kindest people I know. So I have only good feelings for the name.
Now I really should also be editing.