Rainbow: Putting off the c-section must be stressful, but I really hope it gives your body a chance to do it naturally over the weekend. Have you tried the pumping? (hint hint) However it goes, best wishes!! You should do some fun stuff this weekend--movies?
Nos: Holy crap--hundreds of lesbians and no discussion of b-feeding?! And I thought Americans were hostile to AP. I was mildly into AP w/Z and much more into it with L, and I can't tell you how much more relaxed and happy I am this time. Part of the difference is age/experience, but much of it is parenting style. It is so much work to get obsessed with schedules, bottles, cribs, etc., when you can use slings, cosleeping, and nursing to just keep the baby close, fed, and happy. It isn't that simple, of course, but...well...maybe it is. Stick with your instincts, and let us support you however we can. As for babywearing, it is very comfortable if you do it right (ie, not using a Bjorn). Sorry you are getting so much flak already from people you care about. Sigh. Definitely check out Attachment Parenting International, LLL, and Baby Wearing International (though I'm not sure how international BWI really is). There are facebook communities for all these organizations that have wonderful support.
Dandy: Way to go on the GTT! Nice to have that behind you.
Isa: Can't wait to see you tomorrow. As all of you poor people (who have to listen to me whine) know, daycare is the hardest, hardest part of parenting for me, and I really hope you find something you love quickly and get it easily.
KS: Come on, baby! Your parents want to meet you, and your carrier is ready for the birth!
Mami: Really hope to meet you and your family tomorrow.
Rose: Is the car fixed yet? Come to the baby pride party!
OMom: Wish I had more time at the moment to help a bit. We do EC only a little bit...less than we used to, unfortunately. I think you can just take her when she tells you she needs to go. She may not wake you up to go at night...if she does, Shay makes it sound like she'll be able to hold it in a few months. There are lots of resources on the web. I find the easiest clothes to be those without snaps, even pants. Gowns are obviously easiest, but she is probably getting old for those. Good for you for identifying and responding to her signals! Amazing that she communicates so clearly. Babies are incredible.
AFM: I'm getting some decent revisions done, but not quickly enough. I have a two-day workshop I'm giving in IN on Monday and Tuesday and am getting paid well enough (for once) to bring Jaimie (L's sitter/nanny) with me so that L is in good hands while I'm teaching and with me overnight. I'm looking forward to it, actually. I'll be teaching a bunch of young women college students from SE Asia, W Africa, and the Middle East. I'm sure I'll learn as much as they do.
Lilah is saying her name! We've suspected for a while, but now it is quite clear. Z is doing great at camp. Postcards and online pics suggest that she is having a blast. The pics are making me nostalgic for camp and for childhood in general. I'm SO SO grateful that I get to experience it all (in that vicarious way) again with L. Had a babywearing play date earlier today and got to lust after other people's beautiful wraps. My birthday is next week, and I'm getting a limited edition deep green wrap with ferns. To the extent that I have a personal symbol of sorts, it is a fern. I'm so excited about the wrap. Lilah is much happier these days being wrapped and carried in slings, buckle carriers, etc.