Sounds like a lot going on with everybody!
I'm so sorry about your dog! We had to put our English Bulldog down 2 days before DS2 was born, and it was so hard. But now we feel like DS got some of the bulldog's spirit, because he's just as stubborn!
I'm sorry you'r struggling with so much, but I'm glad it's looking like DS is interested in babies. I'm sure he'll do great!
Yay for your test results!! I'm glad your friends are so supportive, too! It's really great to have a support system.
I'm sorry for your loss (posted elsewhere).
AFM: I am trying to get back into the swing of homeschooling and keeping up with my own studies, now that my kids are back from "camp grandma." We HS year-round, more-or-less, and I'm working on my doctorate. If all goes as planned, this baby will be born to a Doctor of Audiology! :-) I'm trying not to stress out too much, though. I am almost 1/3 done with Comps, and I'm most of the way through my second-to-last class. I'm probably slacking more than I should with DSs' schooling, but honestly, they're smart kids, and they will be able to catch up once I'm done in October.
I'm hungry without wanting anything a lot too, and although I'm not skinny by any stretch, I'm only 10-15 lbs over my best weight. Like
said, my family tends toward solid rather than skinny (although my sister got the skinny gene). I've always been curvy, and I tend to lose weight in places like my fingers during pregnancies, and then gain it back after the fact. During DS1's pregnancy, I almost lost my wedding ring when it flew off my finger as I opened a door when I was 7 months pregnant!
My kids are super-excited about the baby, especially my 8.5 year-old. He has been begging me for another baby sibling for years now, making promises about how much he'll help out, &etc. And I actually believe he will. He's a responsible kid & really good with other kids, including his little brother. But I am going to try to get him on tape promising to change stinky diapers without complaining.