cordelia, how scary! How are you doing now? How far along are you (sorry, I forgot)?
Knitting, yes, yes you are
bigfoot, nice photo! Are you going to find out the sex of the babies?
Cananny, sorry to hear Gage isn't tolerating the formula well :( Good for you for continuing to give them breast milk as much as possible! You are doing an awesome job, mama!
escher: My DD was born at home and it was a really amazing, wonderful experience. However, I was open to the possibility that we may have ended up in the hospital. I'm honestly not sure how I would feel about a home birth if I had had a c-section or complicated birth the first time around....I just don't have a frame of reference to imagine it. What I would suggest is to go with what you are 100% comfortable with....no matter what that looks like. Trust your instincts and you will have the birth you and your baby are meant to have.
Sphinxy, congrats on reaching the 2nd trimester! A very exciting milestone Sorry to hear about your in-laws wearing you out. It sounds like they live quite far away though...maybe a good thing? Neither my DP nor I have living parents so we haven't had to deal with pressure from grandparents but we also miss out on having support and love from grandparents!
starling, DD had a couple of ideas early on...Elliot or Crocodile. Elliot because a friend had just named her son that. Not sure where crocodile came from. We already have names picked out for a boy or girl but we haven't shared them with her My DP saw you and the kiddos the other day but she was driving by and couldn't stop!
Afm: Oh my, I'm living in chaos it seems. I'm enjoying it but there is SO much to do!! We're living in the new house now but with the existing furniture here....I miss our bed and our living room here is empty (we do have a family room type thing set up though and it's cozy). It's very strange to have so much space....we literally have several empty rooms both upstairs and downstairs! DD has settled in and I'm happy about that.
I leave for Japan on Saturday and am getting anxious and excited about it!! Not excited about being on a plane for 10 hours but I'm hoping I can sleep most of the way. I did pay extra for a "premium" bulkhead seat so I have lots of leg room...unfortunately I didn't ask for business class funding from work - I didn't think I would get approval to go if I had. I will be very envious of those with bed seats.
Baby is super active every day which is really comforting. I swear I look about 7 months pregnant. I'm feeling good though