In response to popular demand, and the need for more detailed guidelines than "not pink," we have created a few baby gift registries. They are by no means the be-all-end-all lists of what we want or need, but they're a start. If somebody finds a cute outfit at the thrift store and washes it a few times, that's cool too. But we really do love the Burt's Bees stuff.
In other news, we had the 18-20 week ultrasound at the hospital last week. Everything still looks good, but they want to follow up in a month to look at whatever they didn't get a good enough look at the last time. My blood pressure is in question, so I've been monitoring that at home in addition to a delightful 24-hour pee test and blood panel. Results to follow. Getting the progesterone injection has been a bit of a bureaucratic nightmare involving second-party distributers, third-party pharmacies, lost paperwork, and lots of waiting on hold over the phone. I think we finally have all the bugs worked out, and I'm supposed to go in for a shot in the butt every week for the duration. Cervix still looks good; we have another ultrasound this week to check it again. Blood pressure follow-up is next week. If our insurance didn't cover all this, we might well have been tapped out by March.
I'm told they usually deliver people in my circumstances around 36 weeks, which would be the week of March 15, the dog's birthday. I'm seeing some very cute birthday snapshots in our future.