judybean, hope your stomach's feeling better today!
Mole, sorry you're feeling so miserable. :\ If your boss is fine with presenting the work, I'd do that too. This is a rotten time to not be able to cook your own food or take a break to put your feet up.
MamanFrancaise, how weird and frustrating that the infection hasn't gone away. You may already be doing this, but when I had the UTI my midwife also wanted me to knock out sugar/carbs pretty much completely, since that's what bacteria thrive on. (D-mannose gets a pass because it isn't absorbed by your body.) I will say that literally within an hour of the onset of symptoms I started on D-mannose, cranberry tablets, high doses of vitamin C, and tons of water, and cut out sugar and carbs starting with the next meal--and none of it worked, haha. :\ In fairness I think it would've if my immune system weren't so wonky in pregnancy, but after 3-4 days of trying these things there were signs that instead of leaving, the infection wanted into my kidneys. I ended up on a 10-day course of Macrobid and that did the trick. No probiotics while taking the antibiotics, but dove into them headfirst as soon as I was done.
crystal_buffaloe, are you feeling physically good enough for the potential 7-hour drive plus child-wrangling duties? I think I'd feel mentally okay about a weekend away in the next 2-3 weeks, probably the sooner the better, but energy levels and other symptoms might affect my decision.
Birth kits- I have a mw appointment next week (33.6) where we can discuss, but depending on processing times I'm not sure I'll order mine until the 36th, maybe 35th week? I can't hb before hitting 37. (It was 36, but apparently a legal loophole has recently been closed.)
Transitioning into the AFM part, I think I've hit the wall on spending- we haven't gone too crazy, have done a lot used or on sale, and the budget can take it, but I need a break from just the act of forking over money. I did diapers and clothes in month 5, but there've been some additional first baby odds'n'ends, and then for me- new shoes, third tri-compatible clothes, bras (a couple for now, plus tanks for nursing), exercise ball.. ugh. Burnt out. I still want a fleece blanket and I don't have any pants for the baby (does a summer baby really need pants? If she's swaddled or worn most of the time, I have a hard time seeing this, but feel like it would be Bad and Wrong to not at least have some Babylegs?), but I have a feeling I'll be putting off those purchases for a few more weeks.
I'm officially getting swelling now. I wasn't entirely prepared for how ridiculous my feet would look, or for the brand-new flats that were too roomy last week just not fitting at all, but somehow I didn't realize at all that it would actually kind of hurt. Oh well. Feet up, water in, I guess.