Just had to pop in when I heard about baby ducks! They're so cute, Ocelot!!
Also in regard to children & interrupting...have you read any of Janet Lansbury's blog? I really like a lot of her approach, which is a lot about giving babies & young children plenty of time to just be w/o entertainment by us which helps them develop greater attention spans & independence with out crying it out & lots of other good stuff! http://www.janetlansbury.com/
Scjp-I'd go to a clinic for a blood test and/or ultrasound to see what's going on if I were you.
I'm enjoying watching the roller coaster go on by w/o me so far this cycle...I'm about midway thru & looking ahead to next month O time will be while DP & I are on vacation so that should be fun We'll be in Hawaii for about 5 days to visit my aunt & uncle and to see one of DP's friends get married and of course to do lots of exploring & beaching & then we're flying directly to Oregon for at least 10 days so I can house sit for another aunt and visit more of my family-dad's side which DP hasn't met any of them yet, plus lots more exploring & beaching!
Hang in there ya'all!!