Blanca, that is so sweet of your husband! (Mine would just grumble at me to please turn out the bedside light while I was learning how to nurse so he could sleep...)
And iowaorganic, you made me smile.... yes, it's a brilliant idea, unless you have a toddler! I do remember being so thankful to a friend who, though childless, was advised by someone to send me a care package of "one-handed" snacks for nursing.
Anyone have good ideas for occupying a three year old while nursing? Reading books is good of course but sometimes I'm just... too tired. She will surely want whatever drink or snack I have, of course... I'm just a little concerned about the multiple-kid thing... I loved the newborn time before and was truly able to cherish those night-time awakenings and remember that they would be short-lived. But I'm starting out so much more tired and busy this time, and I want to be a good parent to DD1 still... I've already promised her I'm going to tape craft paper to all the kitchen cupboards for her "labor project" - that she can color/paint/anything she wants to them! She's excited, now I just have to get it ready! Perhaps a special art project she only works on while I'm nursing. And she loves her "homework books" (preschool level homeschool activity books), so we'll keep one of those handy.. though again, it takes a fair bit of effort on my part to keep her focused and following the directions in those.