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I had a lands end bag and loved it. It lasted through three kids. Yet another instance where I'm wishing I'd kept my baby stuff...</div>
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I've still got mine from when DS was a baby ... I had sewn a much girlier bag for DD, but with boys on the way, I'm glad to have my Lands End bag still. It's packed for the babes for the hospital already <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p><span style="line-height:1.5em;">Saw a baby asleep on his back today after mommy and me yoga class.  It scared me half to death.  He looked a little blue and could barely tell he was breathing.  He was flat on his back and perfectly still.  No one else was concerned, but I kept looking over at him.  Apparently that's how he normally sleeps.  I'm going to be a wreck if our daughter does</span><span style="line-height:1.5em;"> that. </span></p>
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<p>I'm not sure what you mean by this? It's normal (and even recommended) for babies to sleep on their backs. And the good ones will be pretty still since they're sleeping ;) lol I mean I never had to deal with that since my daughter was a terror that never slept, but this is pretty normal, unless I'm just misunderstanding the way you're wording it. </p>
 
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<p>I'm not sure what you mean by this? It's normal (and even recommended) for babies to sleep on their backs. And the good ones will be pretty still since they're sleeping ;) lol I mean I never had to deal with that since my daughter was a terror that never slept, but this is pretty normal, unless I'm just misunderstanding the way you're wording it. </p>
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<p>It just freaked me out because he didn't look pink and cute with the tummy going up and down.  His face had bluish tints across it and his belly didn't seem to move much.  Eventually I saw him move his lips a bit, but I just thought, "Oh, dear.  That baby looks [the upsetting four-letter word that starts and ends with "d"]."  <br>
I haven't seen a lot of babies sleeping so . . . . <br>
I know it's recommended they sleep on their backs, but this one looked almost posed.  It just seemed a little unnatural - but obviously I don't know.  I just had a FTM freak-out, kept it to myself, and definitely need to look at babies sleeping more to get more comfortable with it.  </p>
 

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<p>I haven't bought much yet except a few newborn cloth diapers...couldn't resist this time!! But I'm in the midst of looking for one of those co sleeper bassinets that attach to the side of the bed. I love the idea and longed for one of those when my DS was tiny, so this time I'm actually going to do it. Waiting for a good deal on craigslist.</p>
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<p>But what in the world is up with how stupidly expensive double strollers are?? I really want a side-by-side one and they are pricy enough to take my breath away...not sure what we'll do about that.</p>
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<p>Other than those two big ticket items, I really don't need all that much...thank you, pack-rat self who wouldn't throw anything away a few years ago. A few new cloth diaper accessories and such. And of course, if this is a girl, I'll need to immediately go buy pink and purple stuff so she doesn't wear only blue/car/dinosaur-themed clothes!</p>
 

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<p>I haven't bought much yet except a few newborn cloth diapers...couldn't resist this time!! But I'm in the midst of looking for one of those co sleeper bassinets that attach to the side of the bed. I love the idea and longed for one of those when my DS was tiny, so this time I'm actually going to do it. Waiting for a good deal on craigslist.</p>
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<p>But what in the world is up with how stupidly expensive double strollers are?? I really want a side-by-side one and they are pricy enough to take my breath away...not sure what we'll do about that.</p>
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<p>Other than those two big ticket items, I really don't need all that much...thank you, pack-rat self who wouldn't throw anything away a few years ago. A few new cloth diaper accessories and such. And of course, if this is a girl, I'll need to immediately go buy pink and purple stuff so she doesn't wear only blue/car/dinosaur-themed clothes!</p>
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<p>I have zero idea if it's cost effective, but we have/get the double strollers at my local maternity/baby thrift quite a bit.  Any idea what the cost would be to ship?  I'm not entirely opposed to checking them out for you (gives me an excuse to shop) and I know this place takes CCs over the phone.  Would you like the link? They post a lot of their stuff on their FB page.  <br>
I agree with the cost being astronomical on a lot of these things so I'm starting to think I'd rather just get it used than have friends and family spend so much trying to get us the "right" thing when it's available locally for a fraction of the cost.  Hoping they'll give us gift certificates to this store, too, which would be a sweet treat.  Gonna head over to their page and see if I can link it to Amazon right now before I forget.  </p>
 

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Ahhh gotcha. I definitely had some moments with my daughter where I'd pop my head in to check on her (ummm whys she's so quiet?) and literally held my breath as I walked up to the crib and put my hand on her to feel he chest moving. It's a creepy feeling!
 

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<p>Giant <a href="http://www.doubleblessings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=102_103&product_id=240" target="_blank">twin nursing pillow</a> has been ordered!</p>
 

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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a>-I just got the ez2nurse (I think same brand) one used from a friend! The cover is hideous, so thought I'd order a new one. I was thinking I wanted the cotton, but sooo boring looking. Yours is cute!
 

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<p>I think the one I got is just the re-branded version of the EZ2nurse, and the covers were only 30$ish I think ... they are cute! I'm not sure I'll ever use that privacy curtain thing -- the pillow is so big that I'm not likely to take it places where I'd feel that a cover was worth the effort. I think while visiting family I'm going to become one of those 'go hide in another room' people, though I've only done that before when I wanted a break from the crowd, not b/c anyone cared if DD or DS was nursing. I'm not sure I can discreetly (for my comfort!) tamdem nurse in a crowded room! The babes might have to feed one at a time in those settings ....</p>
 

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My thoughts exactly! Will be hard to be discreet at all. Never have been much of a coverer, but I've always been discreet, and have hid away when inlaws and others not so comfortable with it have been around. This will be quite a production, and the cover maybe pretty useful:)
 

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<p>haven't bought ANYthing yet, and now I'm starting to fret about it a little bit... </p>
<p>I have a bunch of stuff from last time around - TONs of blankets, plenty of onesies, a moby, an ergo, a pack 'n' play (with bassinet) </p>
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<p>I keep being told I need a carseat... not for, you know, actual travel in a car (since we don't have/use one), but TO CARRY THE KID AROUND IN!? <img alt=":irked" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif" style=""></p>
<p>I can't figure out why ANYBODY thinks carrying a heavy hunkajunk IN ADDITION to the baby would make carrying the baby EASIER? <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/confused.gif">  (not to mention the problems that can be caused by constantly having the kid in the carseat outside of a car)...</p>
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<p>That being said, the only things I really think I need are a Radian R100 (since my mom wants to buy us a carseat, I decided that one would be the best suited to our lives), and cloth diapering goodies.</p>
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<p>Though I guess I have enough towels to wrap up the baby's butt for awhile if we don't get any of that stuff before s/he arrives <img alt=":W" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style=""></p>
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<p>*sigh*</p>
 

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<p>I really dont like the idea of putting a cover over my baby.. but I really do like the ideas of these nursing tanks where you can just open the nipple area for baby to feed and none of your breast is showing..</p>
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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/197793/Activia">@Activia</a>-I agree about proper nursing attire sans the cover. My favorites are double layer ones that that there is a hole in the underlayer to access; or ones like these where the access point is underneath the breast so you can keep covered on top. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Empire-scoop-neck-nursing-top-2p3373.htm" target="_blank">http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Empire-scoop-neck-nursing-top-2p3373.htm</a> Both styles are really great for nursing while baby is in carrier too. I really don't understand the point of nursing shirts you have to pull down from the top:)
 

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<p>I really dont like the idea of putting a cover over my baby.. but I really do like the ideas of these nursing tanks where you can just open the nipple area for baby to feed and none of your breast is showing..</p>
<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCoverage-Hands-Free-Pumping-Rumina-Nursingwear%2Fdp%2FB008K3YJV0%2Fref%3Dbr_it_dp_o_nS_nC%3Fie%3DUTF8%26colid%3D2B9Y4B6BRP1IH%26coliid%3DI3U9UIDF52ENO6" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Coverage-Hands-Free-Pumping-Rumina-Nursingwear/dp/B008K3YJV0/ref=br_it_dp_o_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2B9Y4B6BRP1IH&coliid=I3U9UIDF52ENO6</a></p>
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<p>I have to just mention my solution for the past six years of near-continual nursing, which is to always wear a stretchy cotton tank top under my shirt. Pull the shirt up, pull the tank top down, and we're good to go, modest but not hiding. The amount of breast showing depends a lot on how much the baby pulls on the cloth. :) Sometimes I monitor that pretty closely (sitting in a restaurant across from an elderly relative) and sometimes it doesn't really matter (at home, in a park). It's a lot less complicated than fiddling around with nursing tops, and I imagine it's cheaper, too. Oh, I don't wear a bra, but I got this tip years ago from someone who almost certainly does, so it probably works either way.</p>
 
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Fancy nursing tanks are handy in the beginning, especially for summer babes where you don't want to wear layers. There isn't a lot of selection in my regular size so after the first few months, I just do like <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/94005/redeyedvireo">@redeyedvireo</a> and go with a tank w/ stretch layered with my other clothes -- however, I've always been a 'pull top down' to nurse type -- I find it much easier on the back, so I have a lot of deep V-neck tees and henleys that I layer over the tanks. Lycra is your friend -- 100% cotton shirts might stretch, but they don't fully recover.<br>
Thyme maternity also makes great nursing shirts, and they do have x-small, often they can be found on the clearance rack for 7-10$ for those days when you don't want to deal with layers. Undercover mama tanks are perfect if you have/find a nursing bra you love. They are not a full tank on their own, but work perfectly to create a nursing tank when combined with the bra.<br>
It's also much easier to pull a layer down from the top in most carriers.
 

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<p><a href="http://amamacollective.com/one-last-nursing-hurrah-bun-maternity-tank-review/" target="_blank">http://amamacollective.com/one-last-nursing-hurrah-bun-maternity-tank-review/</a></p>
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<p>I love these. They look just like a "wife beater" style of tank, and so little is exposed...it's hardly like you're nursing at all. </p>
 

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<p>I have two reasons for getting a nursing tank.  I don't wear a bra so I figured I need a place to "hold" the nursing pads in case of leakage.  In case I need a little support, I'm hoping the nursing tank will provide that.  I now have 4 tanks.  (Just bought one more last night.)  One is Pea in the Pod (used), two others are Two Hearts (used), the fourth is from Target.  The only one that doesn't have the elastic-y, poly straps is the one from Target (a big part of why I bought it).  When I try to wear the ones with the "tougher" straps, I just get irritated by them.  It's s<span style="font-size:13px;line-height:1.5em;">omething I could possibly get used to, but I'd rather that not be my daily trial.  OTOH, I don't want to spend a small fortune on tanks *and* I want them to be flattering.  <br>
I've put a few on the baby registry (and then took some off because I wasn't sure if that was "acceptable" to put them on there).  </span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:13px;line-height:1.5em;">I registered for a couple of the ones you guys recommended.  I'd just like to try them, but for now I have to ask for other things from SO and family so . . . it'll wait a bit.  <br>
I figured since I normally wear at least two layers (due to wanting some support, but not wearing a bra) I should be able to pull off any of the over/under techniques.  I also plan on getting a piece of wide thin fabric to make my own infinity nursing scarf.  SO got one from Motherhood Maternity for me, but I returned it and got some underwear instead.  I didn't like that it was synthetic and I think I can make my own more cheaply/easily than the underwear.  </span><img alt=":wink" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif" style=""><br>
BTW, got the underwear a couple months ago and just went back last night for the next size up.  Looks like I'm "swelling" all over the place.  <br>
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<p><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/237349/Michelle-Murphy" style="display:inline-block;">@Michelle Murphy</a> I may be in the minority here, but I LOVED my nursing tanks from Target (Gilligan & O'Malley brand, I believe). They were fantastic and comfortable and held up for a really long time. In fact, I didn't even wear a bra for 18 months as I always had a nursing tank on underneath my clothes. Even for my size (DD when I'm NOT nursing), they were supportive and comfy. Not to mention easy to nurse baby at any time. </p>
 

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<p>Good to hear! I really like the Gilligan and o'malley nursing bra I got towards the end of my last nursing relationship and was planing on buying more, as well as some of the tanks, but I don't know anyone else who has tried the tanks. </p>
 

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<p>Good to hear! I really like the Gilligan and o'malley nursing bra I got towards the end of my last nursing relationship and was planing on buying more, as well as some of the tanks, but I don't know anyone else who has tried the tanks. </p>
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I did have a few of the tanks after DD was born. They were great for the first few months -- but at the time, the size I had became too big (it's a good thing -- back to pre-baby size!), by the time I thought about getting more, I was an X-sm again, and they didn't come in that size.</p>
 
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