Laura, that's wonderful! Hurray for Megan! You and she must both be very happy.
Az, that is ridiculous. They probably don't see a lot of babies over 8.5 lb because they induce or c-sec before the babies are fully grown. Wankers.
My midwife tells a story: there's a rabbi who does circumcisions for some of the babies she delivers. The rabbi said to her once, "Oh, this is clearly a homebirth baby." and she asked how he could tell. Rabbi said the homebirth babies were fat and healthy, while the hospital babies looked scrawny.
Part of that must be the midwife care and attention to diet, plus the babies not being separated from mothers at birth.
I admit to reading the diaper boards. They rave about some diaper, and I go order one.
Fortunately I'm restricted for the moment until the next PayPal transfer goes through.
I would not put moss in there either. DH would be seriously grossed out. Who wants moss on their butt? Not me.
Kathy, last night was a big milestone. I bought some yarn to make DH a hat. Then I spent over two hours knitting a 6"x3" guage swatch, with lots of correcting of mistakes. When it was finally done, I counted the stitches and rows and they came out just right! Hurray! They match the guage on the yarn label. Wow. It is a very pretty rectangle.
Nicole, have you asked DH not to bring up disposable diapers or formula? That sounds infuriating.
Andy, I wish you good luck finding the correct name for your little boy. A name that fits is important. If we have a boy, i hope he looks like a Corwin, because we both want that name. It helps that I have no idea what a Corwin looks or acts like.