Diaper service-yes, check to see if available. My friend used one last time for the first 2 months to get back into the swing of cloth.
Sparkle-Yes, our ds1 was potty trained early, but I did ec with him too. He was done by 1-2yrs w/ some accidents here and there. I'm going to try very hard to use just prefolds most of the time, because for us, I think using fleece where they couldn't feel wet, was like using a disposable, and they slept right through wetness. Even after dipes, they still did, I think from habit, who knows.
Are you going back to work for a few months?
Got car seat-probably the most important thing we need :) I went for one, but when I got there and started comparing it to the one I first wanted, got the first one, lol. And with my coupon got a better deal cost wise. Had ds sit in it and it fit him, he said it was comfy, so I'm thinking it'll work. We'll have 5yrs of use before it expires :) Chose a convertible so we don't have to get one after a bucket seat-my ds calls them baby baskets, lol, from all the moms carrying the babes in them.
Probably the only other main things I should have are the prefolds, nursing pads, and pp care stuff for me. Everything on my registry is stuff I'd like to have, but don't need to have for a nb, just might make things a little easier like the bath thingy.