Bag- I have a bag from BRU that was not super cute but very functional. I used it with two kids, and with a good washing it would keep going. Some time before I got pregnant, I said to a friend, who loves Vera Bradley, that it I ever have another baby I would love a Vera Bradley diaper bag. They are just so pretty. She kept an eye on the clearance page, and she bought me my diaper bag! I have had it since before Christmas, and I can't wait to use it. It doesn't seem quite as practical, but I love it. I hope it is big enough for CD. I haven't carried a diaper bag for at least 6 months, just a medium sized purse. So hopefully that helps me not cram a bunch of unnecessary junk in there. And I should only have to haul stuff for the baby and not the older kids this time around.
cseky- I really like those Columbia backpacks. I had been thinking about one of those as well, but I also remember how ofen I grab something out of my bag while it is over me shoulder. I thought it would be harder with a backpack.
Pampering- I have never had a pedicure, but I am thinking about it for the end of pg. DH is on spring break when I am 38-39 weeks, so maybe I'll go then when it is easy to get out by myself. I have been really blessed with massage this pregnancy. My insurance covers chiro and massage, 38 visits a year. So I go every other week for an adjustment and 1 hour massage. For the week of spring break I scheduled a 90 minute massage.
Now a random story. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.
I had just finished checking out at Wal-Mart last night. I had my big winter coat on, zipped up. I notice this lady walking by. She glances over me, and without really stopping or making eye contact, she says, "It's a girl." I'm sure I made a confused face, so she stops, points at my belly and says again. "It's a girl. I'm never wrong." We don't know what we are having, so I unzip my coat and keep talking to her. She touches my belly and looks some more, and says, "this one is tricky. but I say girl. I'm never wrong." And we go on our merry way. It was so strange, but I was totallly okay with it. With my last 2 kids, we did not find out the gender, but I "knew" with each one, and was right. I have had no sense of knowing with this one. A friend was with me and thought I was completely nuts!