spughy and writermama - you be careful on those stairs from now on! Yikes! I have been trying to be careful on our stairs, but now I'm going to be even more careful. I hope both of you feel much better soon.
Our kitchen is such that we haven't had a full-sized fridge in it, just a mini-fridge, with a regular size fridge downstairs in the basement (right off the kitchen). I haven't minded going up and down the stairs several times a day before, but realized recently that that's just not going to work in another couple months, or once we have a baby. So in addition to replacing our mostly broken stove, I'm looking for a counter-depth fridge that will fit in our kitchen! I will be glad when it's in, because the stairs are definitely not so fun any more.
And spughy, I'm so sorry about your Hawaii vacation! What a sad thing to have happen, after you were so much looking forward to it! Is there any reason you can't go away somewhere closer to home (say, driving distance?) for at least a few days, so you can get away from the daily stuff?
Melany, I'm sure you were completely frustrated that day you had to drive all the way back to give your husband the keys, but I got a good chuckle out of the fact that you'd managed to collect ALL of those different sets of keys in your purse! My pregnancy brain right now seems to involve a complete lack of short-term memory...
Sorry to hear so many people are sick! Sending healthy thoughts to all of you!
AFM, the most exciting thing that happened is we started our childbirth class. This is our first baby, and we're planning to have it at home, and I'm really excited about the class. Very practical, detailed, open discussion about what happens during birth and what to do if you're stuck by yourselves (when I was born at home, the doctor didn't make it, so my dad caught me!). But also talking about good exercises to do, for both the mother and the birth partner, nutrition, etc., as well as what kinds of options the hospitals will give you if you end up at a hospital, so that you can be fully informed about your decisions. It's a nine week series, and I'm looking forward to it. Of course, my favorite part so far is that we learn several different ways in which our partners can help us relax during labor, and we're supposed to practice them for ten minutes every night to help me fall asleep. Talk about good homework!!