finnegansmom - I know exactly how you feel: welcome to the club. I've had this cold for almost three weeks now and it sucks! I just want to not be coughing anymore. Good thing my due date is still four weeks away, so I might stand a chance to actually get well before I need to give birth. Because, honestly, if I went into labour now I really don't see how I would be strong enough to give birth. My sinuses are blocked too, ugh. Anyhow, fingers crossed that you'll both be better soon!
guen - your midwife sounds truely annoying! I am so glad to have found an amazing midwife in these parts. Also, we are insured with Securvita and they pay the 250€ Bereitschaftsgeld because they support midwives and homebirths. We are also tight on money and should we need to go to the hospital our mw doesn't get payed a thing and normally it would cost us 650-700€ out of our own pockets. But our mw knows about our situation and has offered to trade her services for DH doing some work in her garden and helping her mother move etc. I feel so lucky to have arrived in an amazing community where these kinds of deals are possible.
SO, we are going to move next sunday. There still is loads to do, DH spent the whole day in the new flat to put up wallpaper in our bedroom which he hopefully will be able to finish tomorrow, so he can paint the room on thursday. I still haven't packed many boxes yet and the whole move is going to be really chaotic. But I am trying to be relaxed about it. It is just sooo hard to get anything done with DD around and both kids in the afternoon and the normal chores still needing to be done. The days are just too short. Ah well, I'll probably give you an update once the whole thing is more or less over. Wish me luck and health and lots of energy :)