Astraia - Heart of Vermont (.com) does custom mattresses if you want to buy it. I did make one for our bassinet with DS, just a few layers of cotton batting between muslin, stitched around the edges and tied with yarn. I think I had 4 layers of batting, and it wasn't nearly soft enough for him. It was like laying him on a board, and he hated it. This time I think I'm going to lay the tiny foam pad (it's maybe 1/2 inch thick) under the mattress I made, and hopefully that'll be soft enough that this one won't complain.
Jynx - I agree with the pp - for some things, there is a definite right/wrong and I'd turn to the interwebs for the answer. Green is a secondary color. For the rest, I just do my best right now to walk away rather than get into fights. It's like we're both PMSing at the same time, we can be so irrational with each other. It's not on purpose, but we're both stressing in our own ways. We've had a really difficult time dealing with our feelings the last few months, and having a 3rd party mediate really helped us a lot - since we really struggle with communication. Since she (a good friend) wasn't "involved", she was able to talk to us each individually and then present the other viewpoint so we could really understand what was going on. It has helped us a ton, and cut down our fights a fair bit.
For me, I believe I'm 31 weeks today. I finally sent out the evite for my shower, I need to get off my butt and order the food still. My desire to do stuff this time around (nesting) is higher than my energy/ability. It's very frustrating. I spent all afternoon yesterday sorting all the kid clothes/accoutrements that DS has outgrown by size. And then I ran out of energy before I could get the mess cleaned up. I had to apologize to the therapists today because the house is messier than I usually leave it for them - I just couldn't manage bending over to pick everything up. I'm astounded by how many clothes this kid has waiting for him/her. With each size in it's own bin, the stack of bins is higher than my head... and that's just the stuff DS has already outgrown - and only clothes at that. Shoes, socks, dipes, etc., are not included, I have piles of those lying around waiting to be dealt with still. I thought I had all the baby blankets washed and ready to go, and then I unearthed another stack of them while sorting, so now I have at least 1 more load of baby blankets to wash. I really wanted to make some blankets, but I can't justify it when I look at how many we have, and I know how few of them actually got used with DS, and he was a fall baby.
Still haven't figured out what we're going to do with the bed situation. I have a fairly good idea, but the plan keeps changing. Since DS is at the point where he seems to be outgrowing the crib mattress, we're thinking it's time to get him a twin, and we'll take the crib mattress for the baby, which means getting a crib to sidecar. Originally we'd planned on getting a twin to sidecar, and leaving DS on his crib mattress until we were ready to transition the baby out of our bed, but... I really don't want to be buying 2 new beds right now, though. Ugh.
Food is sucky right now. My reflux flares at the oddest things. Nothing is terribly appealing, and most cooked veggies are out completely. I just want to eat what I want to eat, and the rest is yucky, but I know I can't indulge in that behavior. So I've been having salads fairly regularly, but DH gets pissy about it after a while, he doesn't care for salads, and eating them more than once/week makes him cranky. I'm still reacting to smells, so cooking anything that doesn't appeal is difficult at best (smelling DH's coffee every morning is a test of my ability to prevent puking).
I talked to my dad last week, and he and my step-mom are volunteering to pay for a housecleaner to start around 36 weeks and come weekly until the end of the 4th trimester. Completely unexpected.
Not much else going on here right now. I'm still on every 2 week visits for a few more weeks, and my next one is Monday.