This isn't necessarily cheaper, but it is more versatile: http://www.amazon.com/Original-Theraline-Maternity-Removable-Zippered/dp/B0049O57T2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350431583&sr=8-1&keywords=theraline+maternity I requested one for my birthday from my in-laws, or I wouldn't have shelled out the money for it, but I actually am finding that it's worth it. It's a great maternity body pillow (although it does take some getting used to since the micro-beads have to be adjusted every time you roll from side to side), and it's plenty wide enough to support a baby on each side while nursing. I have been using it to sit up and read in bed with the middle of it behind my back, on top of my regular head pillow, and the ends wrapped around me like armrests. I realized that that position is going to be perfect for nursing two at once in the middle of the night in the ideal "laid back" nursing position. The drawback to using it as a nursing pillow is that it doesn't fasten around you and might not work that great for trying to nurse in an upright chair at the kitchen table or computer chair etc., which is actually the only time I really used a nursing pillow with DD. I normally just nursed in the recliner with a small pillow under one elbow. But I really needed a good solution for night time nursing two, since side-lying two at once can be difficult.
ebay is always good for finding things like nursing pillows used, too. I did a quick search and came up with a few good looking options: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=twin+nursing+pillow&_sop=15
I am dying to know what you find out about the twins or if you're further along than you thought! You and Josie too. You two are so patient!
I think just about everyone should be half way done, feeling better?
Feeling better and preparing to start feeling worse soon! I am getting really big really fast. Getting enough food is a real challenge, since my stomach is getting cramped faster than my body can adjust to the change, and if I get too full I still get nauseous. I am constantly hungry and have to get up and drink a glass of milk in the middle of the night just to make it to morning. It's so hard to come up with a variety of good nutritious snacks.
How is the preparation for your LO coming? What have you done? What do you still have to do?
I'm getting a little worried about getting everything done I want to get done before I have to start limiting activity. I really want to build walls for our bedroom and switch out the shower with a bath tub before the twins get here, but I don't want to end up making them come early by trying to do too much to prepare for them!
How is everyone doing?
O.k. I guess. Getting more excited than worried about the idea of twins now, and getting some research done on twins, but not totally settled with it all yet.
Anyone else stalking the Oct. 2012 ddc with all the cute photos of the new babies?
No, but DD likes to look at pictures on the computer while she brushes her teeth (it's pretty much the only screen time she gets), and we've been googling images of newborns, newborn twins, or watching baby center videos of birth or what baby looks like in the womb right now. She's pretty obsessed and I may be encouraging it a little...
Anything else you want to share!