i felt the need to update that i am AT LAST done with the last 2 major papers of the semester. i still have editing to do but the content is completely done. such a huge relief. now i just have 3 more papers (2 of which are very short) to complete this weekend and/or early next week and i'll be good until finals. i'm starting to feel like i'll have some free time to have a baby here pretty soon!