Em.. that's awesome news! How exciting - a new start is always a great thing :) And i feel you on the ex situation.. I have remained "friends" with my ex because of our son, BUT I can never truly forgive him for being such a life destroying jerk when we were married. I can laugh about him now (years later) because he was such a ridiculous man to live with, but the damage he did to the my and DS's self esteem (not to mention the house) is very hard to forget.
Gracisue.. I feel the same way - our family is swamped with boys, not to the extent of yours though The idea of a girl is completely alien to our whole family but we will work together to keep this one as close to cool as we can LOL.. I live in a boy land (guitars, drums, skateboards and Playstation.. and that includes DH) so it's going to be interesting to see the impact of another female in the dynamic :)
Slammer.. thanks for your post.. I hadn't realized in the crazy land of working 6 days and being pregnant, I have pretty much gone to work, come home to eat and crashed on my sea of pillows. We haven't had any quality time for AGES so thank you so much for making me see that... So tonight is Date Night.. ooh la la.. I hope I can stay awake past 9pm LOL
Shiloh.. your birth advice is awesome :) I want you at my hospital in case I get to have labour this time!
AFM.. Crazy crazy busy with the shop but happy we seem to be making some money for the first time in years :) But totally overwhelming amount of stuff to do and ends to tie etc. I've always done everything myself (if you want something done properly... etc) so the staff all look to me rather than use their own initiative, but delegating is my forte :) I keep thinking of the big picture.. after the shop closes we get weekends off together and I get to stay home and be a mum.. so so excited about that!!
We have the follow up scan on Tuesday, so hopefully Peanut will roll over this time, but I'm glad to get a second look before we paint the room pink!
I'm not sharing my birth story/advice - it was a nightmare. I did get kicked out of the birthing class (for uncontrollable giggling at a picture of a lady giving birth over a mirror, wearing a leotard!) so maybe I would have done better if I was better prepared LOL... but when you get the crazy giggles, what can you do? hahaha!