My list (except, obviously, the stuff I already have) is taken pretty much directly from my amazon registry, which I fully expect that no one will actually buy us stuff from It's my form of nesting, since we don't yet live where we'll be at the birth, but most (all, except for hand-me-downs received in the past two weeks) of the baby and crafting stuff is there instead of here. And we don't have the money to actually buy most of the stuff on the registry, so virtual window shopping it is...
|With my last pregnancy, I didn't find out the sex ahead of time. I had about equal numbers of boy and girl dreams, but all the girl dreams were happy, reassuring, and very realistic, while the boy dreams were anxiety-producing and more likely to include bizarre, unrealistic elements. She ended up being a girl. I don't know if I really strongly wanted a girl subconsciously, or if I somehow "knew" ahead of time.
This pregnancy, I haven't had much in the way of dreams at all, and I don't recall any related to the pregnancy itself. But there's a lot less stress surrounding the pregnancy this time (which seems insane to say, since there's a lot of stress still!), so maybe I have less need to work it out in dreams.
Even though I've thought the last two were girls and was wrong, it's very different from this time. I am feeling very impatient to meet this baby and find out who s/he is, but I also am absolutely certain I want that experience *at the birth.* I've had several dreams now about finding out at birth, and one about finding out at an u/s, and I know I just can't do with the latter.
Though I had a friend say to me today, "Aw, it's too bad midwives can't do ultrasounds." What?! I assured her I'd had u/s with ALL of my babies and had not found out with ANY. For some reason, she thinks that's part of me being a "super-mom" that she can only aspire to be. Um, no. Not a super-mom. Just me. Weird, crazy, alternative-thinking, alternative-doing me. And I happen to love surprises, even if the wait is killing me!