R_Porter -- That was beautiful. I especially liked your thoughts on Homebirth. I loved birthing my son at home 4 months ago. It truly was my favorite day! I don't know many mothers who can say that labor was great. But, I think birthing at home really helps!
Welcome to Mothering. I really like the people that hang out hear. It's wonderful to get support from other parents like us!
P.S. Saw your Arm's Reach Co-sleeper. Is it working well for you? Jude just didn't like his. He wanted to be touching flesh at all times. Now he likes his space.
Nope, it never worked for us either. Harris could feel (obviously) when he was being picked up and put down again, and I think that is why he never liked/used the co-sleeper. If I could ~slide~ him over it would have worked (like I can do now sometimes into the crib attached to my side of the bed).