adventuregirl, oof 30 hours, yeah I would want it to be faster than that! I too would vote for a low-key shower, make it something fun for people to attend and clear that gifts are not expected and/or have the organizer do one gift from everyone that people can contribute to or not, usually a gift basket full of random baby stuff works well as you can easily add to it if more people chip in $$. That way it is more of a fun break for the office instead of a gift giving extravaganza. I personally wouldn't refuse, but I would insist it be low-key with pizza/bagel/whatever for everyone.
nstewart, yeah it will be interesting to see how much of a PITA it is. I think I'll be mostly fine with the remodel, but DH is going to be whining as he gets tired of lots of takeout really fast. If the weather is at all warm, we can grill outside, so that will help. I just need to figure out a good place to put our fridge for access and I'd like the microwave and toaster somewhere too as I will use those. I know I'm scared of too fast of a labor because my first one was very intense and I can't imagine it being more intense. I like to have a little bit of a break between contractions I just hope my water doesn't break until pushing again, I think that helped a lot.
CoBabyMaker, oof 50 hours, yikes! As far as getting ready, feeling pretty good now that renovations will be starting and we'll be able to get the nursery set up in early April, maybe late March. Poor DH is going to have to do so much heavy lifting by himself though!
BaileyB, yeah I'm curious to see how the NST are, I tend to be very interested in everything and ask lots of questions if they aren't narrating it for me. Glad that they are interesting as I was worried they might be pretty boring! Sounds like a nesting day to me too and I hear you about being afraid to lay down. I'll lay down and 2 minutes later DD or DH will want something and I'm like "Pregnant lady is laying down now, you come to me!"
Pretty lazy evening last night, though I did get some laundry done and we did verify the colors of carpet we wanted as I got the sample yesterday. We kept about half and changed the other half as things don't always look the same when you get them under your own lighting and next to your own walls. I sent an e-mail off to our remodeler so we'll get a price and probably go forward regardless as we like the carpet and we know about how much this carpet will cost already. Otherwise we watched a bunch of TV and then went to bed. DD has been napping at daycare so far this week, so hopefully she will keep that up as she needs that nap. She's still been pretty tired despite that and getting good sleep at night so I think she must be growing again.