We sidecar'd (sp?) a crib last time and loved it once ds was older,until he was about 4 months he would only sleep on dh or in the Amby, I hope we don't regret not having a hammock bed this time. Unfortunately I fell in the crib while changing the sheet at some point and broke the sucker. We stumbled upon an arms reach cosleeper for 40 bucks so that's the plan for now.
I too have a baby whose superpowers are related to incredible amounts of energy. I can't sleep at night, she moves enough that it makes me nausous. And I still have lingering food issues, my stomach is not happy. I feel like a complete whiny wimp, several times a week I can't even get out of bed. If dh didn't work from home we would be in serious trouble. I think part of it is the exhaustion though. Ugh. For me, I feel so much better after birth, I am way looking forward to it.
I am trying to wear dh down about an ipod. Well, discussing and all that ;) We also need to pick a new cell option, I'm thinking about a monthly plan through verizon without a smart phone. I would love an iphone but I just can't justify spending that much monthly on myself. Though on a good note, our car will be paid off next month! A prius has been like a magical Jesus inspired car for us, it was the right choice even with the payments we had.
So the doula issue, we really got burned with our experiance last time. We are planning a VBAC this time and I think statistcally our chances are higher with a doula. Plus we won't have anyone else with us to give dh a break. However, our midwives and the OB who works with them are totally VBAC committed, it's what they do. So I feel confidant in them and my ability to do this. I am super torn. DH thinks he can handle it. He was great last time, wiht my super intense pitocin induction, eventually followed by a c section. But I've never gone into or through labor 'naturally' and am a bit nervous. I so wish my mom was here, I have missed her so so so much through this pregnancy, I probably need to do some mourning around this before the baby comes. I don't have the energy! lol, I also have this irrational fear that the baby will be preterm. I do have OCD and my anxiety has actually been at an amazingly low level so even dealing with what obsessions have arisen has been relatively easy.
I'm always doom and gloom and b*tching in these posts. I'm sorry! I guess I just feel free to let it hang out there.