Since I can safely say at this point that MOST of my close lady friends are joining me right now in my delicate condition, I'm going to write a kid-stuff entry guilt-free.
This little footprint kit from MoMA is an excellent upgrade to the standard shower gift. So much better than the cheesy sort of plaster cast bunch I received (and of course never used as there was no way I was going to present ugly frames full of anything, including my child's feet, in my house).
Designed by Berlin-based costume and industrial designer Marlies von Soden of phenolic foam (who knows, but sounds fancy) and cardboard, it's mod and mess-free. A good deal, even better with a MoMA membership. Support the arts. Get your pregnant friends good gifts. Use protection if you don't want to join us. Etc etc etc...
Baby Foot Print Berlin, $35 or $31.50 for members, MoMA.org