Loved my...: baby bath tub (we got the whale one they have at target)
Baby K'tan (like a moby wrap but easier)
My double electric medela breast pump
Boba (similar to ergo, made from 12 mo. and above)
Blog. We started a blog to keep distant family updated on pregnancy/baby stuff. It really helped everyone feel closer...and I didn't have to call each distant relative with updates, but they could still feel in the loop.
Cotton sleepwear. The fleece made him too sweaty
Breast friend nursing pillow
Didn't like...: Ring slings (so uncomfortable because of all the weight on one shoulder)
My bassinet. (it was okay, but a little too hard. The crib next to the bed would have been better.
Wish I had...: more family nearby/ more help with housecleaning/ more visitors/relaxed social time with close friends/family
a Beco for the 4-12 month range
a video monitor
a Blessing way
done a belly cast
made more things for baby, while pregnant
had kept up better on photo albums (still haven't put an pregnancy or baby pictures in an album)
known about torticollis beforehand. (I could have spotted it sooner and kept his head from getting flat on one side)
a white noise machine
read Happiest Baby on the Block (since newborns fall asleep when they get tired, I had no idea that soon after they need a little help falling asleep. He was crying cause he was tired and I thought it meant he was hungry. There were several days when he definitely didn't get enough sleep because I had never been told how much they need to sleep and I just figured he would fall asleep if he was tired.)
Taken some artsy newborn photos
an AC adapter charger for my breast pump
started exercise and trying to fix my abdominal separation sooner
maybe looked into placenta pills. I just thought it was too weird
A good nursing cover. I had a homemade one from a friend.
Glad I....: Had my baby take some naps out of my arms. I have friends now whose baby's will not sleep unless they're being held, cosleeping, or sleeping in the car. ...and it causes all sort of stresses for them.
Had my husband help and be involved. (he wanted to, just glad I didn't deter him)
Went to the chiropractor during pregnancy
Did blood work to check some things before started TTC