Mamabeakley- Thank you for your perspective as a doula, I'll admit, I was secretly hoping for some inside advice. I will relay your message to DH as well. I hope you have recovered from the family trip! Sounds like things got a little crazy. Although we don't homeschool, I'm also craving a little more structure to our summer schedule, I think its a mama thing...doesn't seem to bother anyone else in the household And congrats on the insurance! What a relief.
Darkblue-So happy to hear that you've also reached the preggers happy zone. I don't blame you one bit for missing the northeast, it sounds like the place for your family. I'm sure you will make it back there soon. Your family will have their sustainable compound in the northeast, we'll have ours on the Big Island, and we can visit each other!
Segolily-Crossing my fingers on your grant proposal! You absolutely deserve to be paid. I'm having visions of you have some extra money just for the sweet babe. I hear you on the DH driving trouble, sometimes we get pushed to the edge! I hope its been resolved.
Eandko-Love the good news on the whole scan and the cyst, that's fab!
Phatchristy-My mom always says that when you feel overwhelmed, start with the easiest thing first, it really does help the momentum. I hope you have a lovely time with your best friend! I'm sure she'll love hanging out in your loving, chaotic life for a bit.
AlaskaAnne-What a bummer about your DH! How is he feeling? Sorry to hear your trip is postponed, but so glad you are able to reschedule!
Travelmumma-I keep waking up on my back too! Just roll onto your side, all will be well. It's true, soon you'll be wedged in a mess of 50 pillows
Cieloazul-Congratulations on your sweet girl! It's so funny that the word labia can bring so much happiness. I have almost 13 years between my girls, so I know how much the second time can feel like the first time all over again! So much to look forward to, yay!
MillieIvy-Thanks for the homecooked breakfast idea! 5 sounds do-able if it's the same every week. I think I'll borrow your plan.
Kel-I cannot say enough how much I admire the grace you carry while dealing with such a difficult situation. It breaks my heart to hear that your DD is having such a hard time. Recovery is so, so, so, hard. Like you mentioned, all of her behaviors sound "normal" for someone who is in her shoes, but watching her go through it must be gut wrenching. You two will come through this beautifully, I just know it. Glad the little bubs is behaving!
We got our news yesterday...we are having a boy! I am still in shock, but in a wonderful way. I knew deep down that we were having a boy, I could just feel something different than my other two pregnancies. A couple of weeks ago I had a very peaceful boy dream, and then later that day I saw a mama running down the sidewalk with a little boy and I was overcome with a surreal feeling. I think I'm shocked just because I have never had a baby boy, and I'm not sure what to do! I have two sisters, two daughters, and two nieces. We're going to tell our families on Saturday, my dad is going to flip :)