I also stopped by the main newborn/lactation center here and rented a Sy.mphony pump and an infant scale (hoping to avoid frequent trips to the pediatrician's office in Jan/Feb, when it is probably teeming with pneumonia and rotavirus germs), and I bought just about every feeding/pumping accessory and supplement you could possibly need. I've been setting up Fr.anz's room and trying not to feel as if I am tempting fate by doing so. I am always dismayed by women who feel confident enough to set up the nursery at like five months. But maybe I should force myself to have that kind of confidence instead of indulging my superstitions.
Also, I saw a physician's assistant at the dermatologist, and she said the weird growth on my back was a skin tag. She did, however, find a troublesome mole, so she removed both the tag and the mole and sent them off to the lab. I feel relieved.