Things here are going awesome. We are into a groove, and I'm totally and completely in love. I'll save the mushy post for later... but I wanted to tell you about a few things that are making our lives so awesome that I wanted to share. All of these items were suggested by my doula, and I'm so glad we listened!
The Amby Baby Bed. This is like a hammock for the baby - and he loves it. We get him mostly asleep (or sometimes he is passed out) and put him in... and if he stirs, it gently rocks him back to sleep. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
The Blessed Nest. It's expensive, but the best nursing pillow ever!!! As a woman of size, I was nervous about what I heard about the Boppy not 'fitting'. The is a wonderful pillow filled with organic buckwheat hulls. Everyone who has seen it or used it can't stop talking about how awesome it is.
The Moby Wrap. I just started using this yesterday, and it's FREAKING AWESOME. I can hold Hulk and walk around, or sit in the chair - and he is right there and totally comforted and warm. I'm also trying to do a lot of skin to skin time, since we aren't 100% on the breast yet, and I can wrap him up for Kangaroo care with this (I actually haven't tried that yet - but I can see how it totally will work.).
I think we are going to leave the house in a bit to get our Christmas tree - I dressed Hulk for the occasion:
He is sitting on a Minky blanket that I made for him (minky on one side, flannel on the other)... what a hit that has been! I made then for all my friends who have had babies lately, and two for myself... what a great and easy present. Super soft and nice and warm. Great combo for a newborn in New England's winter!