Congratulations, Kate!! I'm so glad to hear everything went well! And also happy that you found my words helpful.
Regarding my marital problems, David and I got back together!!! After 4 miserable months of separation, we decided to have David move in with me in my new (beautiful) place. We're feeling very happy and optimistic about our future. We want to start getting serious about our birth work, and are planning on doing a workshop this summer in CO. Yay!