Miranda, my favourite source for wrapping instructions is The Baby Wearer forums. They have a whole bunch of instruction links in the "Choosing and Using a Wrap section. I think you have to login to access them, but it's definitely worth it. http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/showthread.php?162105-Wrapping-Instruction-Links
My favourite newborn carry is FWCC (Front Wrap Cross Carry) but a Front Cross Carry or Pocket Carry (which is the same as you do with a stretchy are very doable with a woven if you want something more poppable.) Kangaroo carry and Rebozos are also good with newborns. Right now, I'm loving FWCC anytime I want to have Ember up for awhile but for quick up and downs around the house I mostly use a ringsling.
Cosleeping, We don't follow the rules. I have my pillows and a light duvet on the bed like normal, but I angle the duvet down so it's not near Ember's face. In 2.5 years of co-sleeping with DD1, I never once ended up with blankets over her face so I'm not too worried.
Motomom, glad you got some time away and that Hank is feeling better!
AnyaRose, I hate sleeping in a bra too, but it's better than waking up in a puddle I guess! As far as pumping goes, it might help to pump with Nico on your lap. Really look at him and focus on him. You can even try pumping on one side while he nurses on the other. The other thing that can make a big difference is to make sure the flanges on your pump are big enough. The ones they come with are too small for a lot of people.
AFM, It's snowing! I really hope this isn't the end of fall yet. I'm not ready for it to be winter yet.
I have a family baby shower this evening. It will be nice to see people, but I hope it doesn't go to late. Ember's been a bit fussy in the evenings over the last few nights and while I'm comfortable nursing in front of a crowd, I'm less happy doing the nurse/fuss/nurse repeat every 2 min with an audience.
Other than that, I'm just counting down until DH is done with this project at work. Tomorrow's the last day of 14 + hour days!