I'm sure I'm going to be interrupted by someone at any moment but wanted to contribute:
I am so super thrilled with pretty much all of the new maternity clothes that I bought this time. There is no reason that I can't keep wearing them, they totally don't look like maternity. Lots of capris and long fitted tanks - they are fabulous. I wouldn't even mind keeping some of this pregnancy weight through the rest of the hot months (so nearly through November here) so the pants don't start to look too loose.
I took all the help that was offered and then some. My mother-in-law spent lots of time helping us, in addition to regular babysitting of DS1, we paid her to clean the house once a week from week 37 through after DS2 was born. Tremendously helpful to have a clean house. She does the big stuff that takes me too long like vacuuming and mopping our whole house. I was even off work on vacation the week that I gave birth and it was still nice to have someone else come clean so I could relax and spend time with DS1. She's coming to clean tomorrow while DS2 and I go to a local babywearing meetup.
I was borderline OCD with keeping everything in the house stocked up. From milk and butter all the way to cat food and cleaning supplies - if I didn't have a full supply of whatever - I *had* to go to the store to replenish. It was really great to know that we didn't need anything from anywhere. I spent a lot of time shopping those last few weeks.
I'm just stoked that all my preparations paid off and allowed me to completely focus on our newest little addition. I was preparing like a crazy person though, and I'm finding that it's hard to shut that off and go back to normal. Every little thing that is out of place or dirty now drives me nuts. My brain doesn't know that I'm not supposed to be nesting anymore!