Wow - finally on my computer and have heaps to catch up on!!
Gemini - Stella is on our list too! My two favourites are Stella & Hugo - but DH is not conviced. He likes Charlie for a girl too, but we have a really common surname so I don't want a really common first name. It is much harder for a girls name I agree. Funny, I prefer to stay away from the Top 10 names and yesterday when we went on a steam train ride, there were 4 Angus's in our carriage! Oh and regarding your milk - after the first 3 days when the milk really starts to come in they will be HUGE, but they usually go down a bit the more you feed and when the baby drinks less...
Bebe - yay for your babymoon!! Good to hear that you really enjoyed it and it's nice to do something before your life is changed forever
Ange - don't worry too much about being unprepared - I am too. There's not much too worry about as long as you've got somewhere for the baby to sleep and I don't think you need to worry too much about the hospital bag for a while. I packed mine last time at 30 weeks and kept eating the M&M's that were in there. DS was 2 weeks late anyway and I had so many visitors anyway, so I could get them to bring in anything else I need. I think I posted previously that I only have 4 wondersuits for the baby so far. I will dig out some 000 ones that DS had, but other than that, I plan on sending my Mum shopping! Don't feel too bad about not deciding on a name. We had 2 chosen, but neither of them suited, so DS had no name for 4 days!
Kseds - I've been seeing the movement from the outside too! Yesterday I could see the foot kicking out. Well I couldn't see the outline of the foot, but I knew where the foot was because the opposite side of my tummy was hard and I could feel a little hard bit there - could have been a knee too I guess. I definately need a carrier this time, especially because DS will not stay in a pram. I've read the warnings too and read about a case in WA (I think) where a baby passed away in one, but the person wearing the baby had a jumper over the top... So as long as the baby's face isn't covered, I think it's perfectly safe. That's why there's been warnings about the one's that you can carry on the back (eg. Ergo) but again, as long as they have head control by the time you put them there, they should be fine.
Klong - good luck for your move. It would be hard to unpack everything, although at the moment I think I would have a ball, because I really have the nesting urge with this baby - didn't have it at all last time... Hope the rest of your time at work goes quickly. Are you going on Maternity Leave or leaving for good. I left my job for good and although I really hated it, I would have happily gone back after DS turned about 9 months and was pulling out EVERYTHING all day
Claire - yay for the new car! My Mum has a Mazda 3 and it's great. We've got a 7 seater, but think we will need a bigger car still to fit two carseats, my Mum (who will be staying with us), our pram and 2 large dogs! No, it should be all good because the dogs go in the back, although our older dog (30kg) won't stay there and jumps in the back seat. Will be a tight fit for him when the capsule and car seat is in there - especially because our car (Captiva) is only 2 and a half seats across the back!
HamptonK - I got this sling off Ebay last time and it was miles too big, but DS loved it. This time I got the Caboo Close Carrier. You can do a few different positions including sling position or having them upright. It's kind of like the Hugabub, but you don't need to tie it up as it just slips on. I think I'm happy with it - I read heaps of reviews on different types. But then, one of the Mum's in our playgroup just had a baby and is using the baby bjorn. We have that too, but I think this one is better...
Yay for the upcoming baby showers! I had one last time and it was heaps of fun. I got lots of useful gifts too, which has lovely. I've had so much trouble sleeping lately and really wish I could just have a full nights sleep! It's so annoying because DS sleeps the whole night through and I can't even enjoy that or have a sleep in when he does (sometimes til 8 or even 9!).
Anyway, I hope everyone has had a good weekend. My little DS is really turning in to a 2 year old now! He's so cute and when I ask him if he wants something he either says "ok" or "no".