Crystal~ Biggest hugs. I am so sorry you're going through this, but I want to lend my support and two cents. YOU ARE RIGHT. I am sorry your DP is pressuring you like this, but you are right to make the decisions based on what's best for the baby, and what is feeling right for you. If your DP is telling you that you should wean the baby or pump just because she has suddenly decided it's 'disgusting' (????) then that is her problem. It doesn't seem like a 'petty thing' to take a break over. It really does seem like a significant thing and possibly a symptom of a larger problem. I'm very sorry you have to deal with thisat all, and especially while you're baby's so small, but I think this is really something you should pay attention to and be ready to take whatever steps necessary to protect yourself and your little fella (WHO IS ADORABLE!!! And you two look so wonderfully happy together, of course). I second the call for counselling, and if your DP doesn't agree, then perhaps make it conditional on keeping your family together. You are 100% legit. Don't give up, even if it means setting off on your own. You and your dude deserve the best possible life. Do keep us posted and BE STRONG!!!
Seraf~ WTF? Maybe job hunting is the best? You don't need that kind of crap, but I'm sorry you're getting it anyway.
Junebug~ YAY FOR HEARTBEATS!!!
Isa~ Baby? How 'bout now?
AFM~ Not much. DP turns in the draft of her dissertation tomorrow, which will be good for her stress levels and getting to bed at a decent hour, poor thing (she got into bed this morning 20 minutes before my alarm went off). Though on the flip side, I have to say I'm slightly sad about losing my evenings on my own. I've been hanging with Ace and packing up book boxes and it's actually kind of nice to have the house to myself after Alice goes to sleep. I like a bit of alone time, and DP does not, so I've not had much in the last 8 years. The house we buy in Greenville is going to have enough bedrooms for me to have my own study, which I've already dubbed my Momcave, where I can be alone sometimes to write or just, well, be alone. DP's mom is arriving next week for a long visit, which will be good. She'll be happy, and maybe we can get her to play with Alice while DP and I pack. June 1 is coming faster than I can even imagine, and we need to be ready. Got Alice's passport in the mail, though, so that's very cool. Mostly we're all just tired and stressed and with a billion things still to do....