Oh Nicole Im so sorry about MIL. What a tough and sad situation. You sure have endured a lot of emotion this pregnancy.
About the pee on the floor- we didnt really have any accidents this time. But I anticipated them, and I kept my steam cleaner filled and in the living room just in case. I also always kept some kind of bottoms on B so she couldnt poop on the floor. With DS I think I was just too young and single and exhausted to care if he peed on the carpet, and by ODD (and the various other kids in and out) we had hardwood floors. But, yeah, steam cleaner for those with carpet for sure. My house isnt spotless but I do like it pretty clean and, you know, without bodily fluids on things
Today I taught both girls how to pee in the forest. I will tell you, it does NOT come natural to everyone.
We did a 7 mile hike up to some old mines today. It was a bit long and steep, but it was awesome. DH had B on his back the whole time because there were a lot of embankment drop offs and Im pretty clumsy. She loved the first short mine, and we all had head lamps, but about 200 feet into the second mine she looked back- realized we were in complete darkness aside from our headlamps- and LOST HER MIND. Inside the mine. If there were any other hikers unfortunate enough to have heard it, Im sure they were scared away.