Originally Posted by pregnova
And, I really would like a rocker this time, but again we'll have to see. I'm not really one on furniture just for baby, but I do remember getting the chance to use one with ds while visiting relatives and it was AMAZING!
I still love my rocker. When we moved here we took it out of DS's bedroom and put it in our playroom (which is in what was intended as the eat-in part of our kitchen). It's my favorite place to take a break, hang out, read some books and/or have breakfast or a cup of tea. I also love that it's the comfy chair that everyone seems drawn to while they are visiting and that they hang out there while I am cooking or what not. It was such a great purchase and we have more than gotten our money's worth out of it. I'd love to re-cover it and make it look more upholstered before this baby comes but we'll see.
As for things I want to get for this baby, I just ordered a new ring sling sort of as a little celebration after my mid-wife appointment last week. I'm pretty excited about it. I borrowed several pouch slings from friends last time and they were okay, but not perfect for me. I also managed to get a heavily padded ring sling off of free-cycle but again, not my favorite. I loved my water ring sling with ds but it tended to slip a bit when it wasn't wet, so I decided to get a nice cotton twill one. I also would love to get the newborn insert for our ergo. I liked it with DS but, we didn't use it as much as I hope to with this one. I also didn't get it till he was a year old though.
I'm keeping my eyes out for some plain, unadorned clothes without too much writing or pictures on them. It's really bothered me looking at baby clothes that they all seem to have writing or pictures or other stuff on them. Many times the things written on them just really rub me the wrong way/are not in line with our parenting values. I'm trying to knit, and eventually sew some little things for the baby this time. My favorite things for DS the winter after he was born were one piece (but footless) knit rompers with hoods. I had a couple and I'd love to find /make some more of them. They were so snuggly and easy and looked nice for when we were out and about.
We're also going to need some more diapers. I'm thinking pre-folds and covers to start with (probably some pul and some wool). I'm going to try to salvage some of our very well loved BG pockets from DS too, but they need some work.
I'm also preparing that I may need to do some major pumping to help keep up my supply this time (last time my supply couldn't keep up after 3 months and we had to supplement) so I need to get more of the tubing and other accessories for my pump and some small glass bottles. I'm also debating an sns system this time but I guess we'll wait to see what my supply does before we make that investment.
I'd also really like to get a moses basket and rocking stand this time, but we'll see.