Great to hear that Veritas and JustChianti had great scans today! (Veritas I read about yours on the dd thread).
To those of you discussing keepsakes and journals, I have been using the Embrace. A Pregnancy Journal that I found at Half Price Books. I started journaling a bit at the beginning of pregnancy so I taped those pages in, as well as the u/s photos and dvds of our scans. It's nice in that it gives you prompts for the different stages of pregnancy (some of which I've followed and some I've ignored). I'm going to paste in the email messages from family in reaction to the u/s pics, too.
I feel ambivalent about how I'm doing in terms of preparation, though. Dh and I bought very few outfits at the nearby consignment shop and I started a registry on Amazon a while ago, but stopped before including the important stuff I need to research first and also want to see in person. Because I am a researcher, I am afraid that I will spend hours and hours researching every possible choice and be unable to make a decision. I started doing the same with childcare and I know we should move on that pretty quickly, since I'll need to go back to work in January.
Next weekend there is a big consignment sale and I need to get a lot of research done before I show up as one of the lucky first-time-moms who can enter the sale early. Does anyone have experience with these sorts of sales?
I am planning on reading and taking copious notes on the cloth diapering thread and the others that I have only glanced through on strollers, car seats, and other lists of indispensable items and having a list of possibilities for the sale (minus the car seats which we'll purchase new). I am heartened when I read that some of you moms with experience note that it's ok to start out with the basics and then fill in the gaps as they arise. But we do need those basics!
I am just enjoying being pregnant so much that the reality of life with the baby in about 5 months time still feels far away.