This week it feels like baby fever has struck! Everyone I know is either about to pop or announcing an early 2015 baby on its way. You new moms are in great company.

I'm up for any reason to celebrate and have been scouring the web for baby shower ideas and perfect newborn gifts. I think I've nearly got it... But first, I'm off to pick up a bundle of juicy apples at the farmers' market. Several of these recipes are on my weekend menu. Happy Friday!

I recently stumbled upon these fantastic podcasts that are perfect for any expecting mom (think girlfriend chit chat from maternity fashion to episiotomies).

Finally found!: the chic, city-sized version of every baby's favorite activity mat.

Sleeping tips from one pregnant blogger and several other comrades.

In addition to everything apple, I think you'll love these for late night nursing snacks, toddler treats and breakfasts on the go.