Katrina-- the first gift we got for baby was a set of lovies-- they're identical and meant so you can have them in multiple places, or stash one away in case one gets lost. I think we might have one specifically for the car-- I like the idea of that being a comfort item. And we could probably get it attached to the carseat so that it doesn't get lost, and is always there for her.
DH will be horrrrrible with boundaries, etc for nighttime. He's said point blank that he doesn't want to co-sleep, and I don't really see it working for us either... but I know how often he gives in to the dog sleeping in our bed, and I'm pretty sure baby girl will end up in bed too. lol. He just doesn't have the heart to turn the littles down, even if it's the best option for us (ie I'm not sleeping well with the dog in the bed, because I need to be able to move my legs right now, and he sleeps on them... but DH feels bad for him, so he lets him up anyways. lol)
First day off. I had a busy, but very nice and 'normal' day. I had a meeting for work, so I got paid for three hours, and then I went and did some misc shopping. I stopped and tried on nursing bras at the store I used to work at-- still hate them. I was hoping that my size/shape had changed enough that they would be comfy finally. It sucks because I really really want a nice molded cup nursing bra, and that's the kind of thing that's nicer to be able to try on... but this one just wouldn't be worth the cost. So I'm going to have to order online I think. But then I run the risk of it not fitting at all. *sigh*
I also stopped and picked up ultrasound gel. We've just been used KY with the doppler, which is fine since we rarely use it (pulled it out the other day, but that was the first in I think... 2-3 months?) but I wanted good gel to be able to use when we're checking during labor. Since I want to stay home as loooonnnng as possible, I'm glad to have the doppler to be able to check. I also picked up some chux pads for when we're laboring at home. I'll have plastic and towels too, but I figure this way I can throw something quickly overtop of the yoga ball, stuff like that.
Thennnn I went and finally used the gift certificate I had for that upscale baby place. It's a dealfind type thing, so I paid $25 for $50 to spend... but I did it so long ago, that now it just feels like $50 free. Anyways, the last couple times we've gone they've had almost NO stock, so I started to worry they weren't going to last much longer. I bit the bullet and used it for two more diaper shells (AMP OS pockets/duos) in gorgeous bright pink and purple colors, at which DH rolled his eyes, lol... and then a set of organic cotton sherpa washcloths. So two birds with one stone... or maybe more birds than that. lol. I needed a few more diapers at least, and this is such a splurge to have more brand new ones. lol. This means three of mine are new now, the rest are all used. And then for the washcloths, I realized I only have about 5, and since I want to use them as cloth wipes, I neeeeeeded to buy more before baby makes her appearance. So I still need more, but at least now I have 15. I've also got some sposie wipes to use up in the first little bit.
Also made DH roll his eyes last night by taking out all the newborn-3 month clothing and organizing it again. It's all futile as it hasn't been washed anyways, but I sorted it more into sizes (preemie and newborn/ 0-3M / and 3M) and then hung the smaller sizes, and put some of the onesies into baskets, etc. Like I said, I know it's totally futile, but it made me grin to see it all hung up. And I can't do anything else in the nursery yet, so at least I got to have a little bit of fun!