omg i'm totally cooking lasagna for xmas... my siblings are coming and even though we were raised jewish I am really excited to have them and may even get a tree.
Thanks everyone on the commiseration on the weight stuff. I am eating low carb till the weigh in but am eating well and veggy and protein heavy with fruits as well. I'm not depriving myself. It's just a number, and I'm prone to stressing about it - but I know I'm trying my best and am eating consistently healthier than I ever have. And the lack of alcohol calories is a help as well.
It is what it is! Healthy baby first. The weigh in is only a small part of the next checkup which is back to back with the big sonogram. That will help.
Regarding presents for partner...
Some things that I've gotten my hubby in the last few years -
pint glasses from our favorite brewery (that was a long time ago and they're all broken and gone by now ha ha)
a stanley kubrick box set (movies)
red sox 2004 world series dvds
red sox 2007 world series dvds
red sox gear
all these were really loved but are pretty specific to my hubby's tastes. We've done a lot for each other recently and I'm not sure if we're doing gifts this year. Sometimes we decide in advance that we're not going to.