One of the things that I always appreciated when I was pregnant, was gifts that were meant for me and not just for the baby. So because of this I like to do gifts for my friends when they get pregnant. One of the things that I used the most was the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". I really like to get friends and family this book at the first of their pregnancy, along with something like bath bombs (to help them relax when they don't feel good).
Because I usually lack the funds, I have not done this in a while. I was really excited when I found a like new copy at the thrift store for $2.00. I scooped that up for a soon to be mom. I just need to go pick up the rest of the things that I need and get them to her. I really think that it is nice to recognize the mom, the baby will be there soon enough and then it is all about the baby.