Oh my goodness!!! Such amazing news all around. A little Juniper (I just ADORE that name but pushed for it a little half-heartedly -- we had already decided on Forest for one of our boys, and my partner thought that another "nature" name was too crunchy. How can you have too many names from nature?) for CACG and a baby boy after a beautiful labor for LTB. LTB, I've followed your story for about two years now, and it's been such an amazing thing to read your thoughts and feelings -- through being just sure in your bones that another child wasn't in your fate, to trying to decide whether to have testing done, to seeking to do what you feel God means for you to do -- mothering and nurturing -- through fostering, to your sudden bfp. It's been such an honor to follow you through it all. I'm just so happy for you and your family.
Looking forward to hearing about Monkey's birth in the next six weeks or so... like Tear says, you can get a thing or two AFTER the birth. That didn't occur to me either the first time around.
Sorry to hear about Grandma souring an already difficult situation, Kinza. Send her home if you can. The help she can offer won't be worth the heartache she's causing. I'm glad to hear your little girls are doing well!
kparker, I don't know - I'd say it's a case of someone hurting really badly, and not being able to see how others may be able to relate. Chalk it up to that he's suffering too much, and turn the other cheek. If you don't respond at all, then you don't risk coming off sounding defensive or small. If you want to remain on that board, everyone will understand your silence and think more of you for it.
AFM, I'm still keeping to my going to bed at 7:30 schedule so I can get 6-7 hours straight sleep before taking the morning shift, but I'm getting mighty bored of it. Means I don't have any time with just husband. Stayed up a little bit later to watch Madmen (online) last night and got thoroughly punished for it with one kid or another awake since 2:45 a.m., including my 3-year-old. Everyone says "it goes so fast" and I put that wistful look on my face like I'm supposed to, but inside I'm saying "yeah, thank GOD." But really, I am enjoying myself, y'all just caught me on a rough morning (5:42 a.m. on a rough morning). The two new babies born into homes that wanted them sooooooo much (and the two big kids who FINALLY got little siblings!), have cheered me up. My little miracles need their breakfast now.