starling -- hugs right back to you. i'm am so very sorry about your friend. i know you'd been helping with her care during her illness, and i can't imagine the sense of loss you must be feeling right now. i hope you are able to slow down soon and have the time to mourn and just be with your own family.
seraf -- i was teasing you ;) . i know Sara is carrying the other half of the load there. i am still pretty amazed by all that you both accomplish given how much you have on your plates.
kate -- mmmm chocolate. dark works, right?
afm...i had what was supposed to be my final u/s today, and the baby is head down with his back to the right. the midwife said everything looked fine *except* that he looked to have one foot slightly turned inward. i looked up the word she used, and the English translation is "clubfoot". DP said that she emphasized the word "slightly" and pointed it out (i couldn't see the monitor well). the midwife also said several times that she didn't think it was a big deal and that it may just be lack of space or how he's positioned, but of course i'm now worrying. she had us schedule another u/s for Friday with the experienced ultrasound doctor to double check.