Oh my gosh, you guys were busy overnight! I'm going to go through post by post so I don't miss anything! lol
The sleepers I counted are all the ones passed down from my SIL- so not even my own hoarding! lol. But their baby boy is the first one in the family, so they got tons of hand me downs from friends, plus obviously they went out and bought a bunch of blue stuff after having three girls as well. She's pretty much going to be donating my entire boy wardrobe. It's funny to see the stuff keep pouring in. There was one gown in the stuff she sent over, and I think I have one more unisex one-- and then a few pink ones.
Carrie-- progress progress progress! It all helps. Try to nap today while Nora is gone, that way at least if you aren't sleeping at night very well, you're still keeping up your energy for labor.
MW-- Odd about the diapers. I'm not looking forward to that because I have no experience. I have a feeling I'll be hanging around the diapering boards for a while with tons of questions.
Re: the carseat, my graco carseat says right in the manual that if you can't get it level (it's got the level on the side of it), then to use a towel or a pool noodle, something similiar. I'll be using a pool noodle, cut up, since the towel didn't seem firm enough for us. It's apparently a common problem with a lot of newer cars because the backseat dips down too much. I thought we were going to have to return the seat, so I was really glad to find the note from the company themselves to put something in to help it level. I DO think I remember reading something about not doing that forward facing though... but I can't remember why.
Oh- and worth noting, this is a convertible, or a bucket? I can't remember.
LOL And I see Carrie had the same suggestions. I say ignore the people at the station-- they try their best, but yes it's probably just against their guidelines to use anything 'additional'.
Ditto with Carrie about the tether as well-- it specifically says not to on my seat- big warning labels and everything. It's designed to be held in with only the two achor points, so adding anything else actually interferes with the way it was designed. If it's still wiggling, then the anchor straps need to be tighter. However, I think I remember reading that two of the Britax seats CAN be used with the tether-- it attaches onto the floor near the passenger/driver front seats. But other than those two seats, from what I've read, if you're using the LATCH, then nothing else should be attached at all, no seatbelt, no tethers, etc. You just have to make sure both sides of the latch are in very very tight. I know I won't be able to get in there and put weight on it, so when it comes time to install ours, I'm going to have my sister come over and help DH-- she's small enough she can sit/lean on the seat while he's doing it up. I helped him last time, when we were testing it, but that was before the belly started getting in the way!
AFM- Didn't end up meeting up with my friend OR getting the p&p yesterday. The girl never returned my phonecall. Blah. DH said maybe he'd go get it today while I'm at work, which would be really nice, it's on the other end of the city, and I think he just doesn't want me going alone.