DoulaSarah -- sending healing vibes to your DH. Make sure you take care of yourself while he's laid up. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others. But, I'm sure you already know all that!
Collostrum's cool, huh? I think mine started to switch over at about month 7 and then all my milk was replaced with colostrum at about 4 weeks before babe came.
Heartburn -- I found theraputic mint chocolate chip ice cream to help me. YUM! Bryers was my fav.
Adventuregirl -- I second, third, fourth the idea of tempering your response about homebirth criticism depending on the person. Bagger at grocery store, nod/smile. Friend from H.S., use humor. Co-worker, gentle information that respects their birth decisions. MIL, provide strong information that could wollup if need be!
When my husband is asked why we chose to have our children at home his response is always the same, "Wherever a mother tells you she wants to give birth, BELIEVE HER." I like his response.
Oh, update on my wraps and prefolds for newborn. Uh, after many washings the meconium is beginning to come out...sort of. Glad I was using my "vintage" diapers from circa 1974 from my MIL's stash. Although, they aren't quite thick enough for night time with my (THANK GOODNESS!) great sleeping baby. A friend of mine passed on some AIO that look a little big, but I'm going to try them tonight in hopes of preventing leaks. I am glad though that I didn't buy too many newborn wraps. Cicely is 12 days old and quickly growing out of them. I'm dying to know how much weights she's gained so far. MW comes over on Monday to do check-up.
Happy gestating vibes & Labor vibes to those who want them!