Well, we finally did it. We joined the "mommy team" and purchased our first mini-van. It is awesome and I can already tell it is going to be a great fit for our family. Greg is now driving the MDX, so I took my iPod out to put it in the van. In the MDX, it was plugged in and hidden in the console, and it would constantly charge when the car was on. As soon as I pulled it out and left it on the counter over night, it lost all charge and will not charge up again. I have had this iPod since before Ellie, so it is a little sad to let it go. Oh, well. Life moves on!