So there are a few things that I want to research bit better with this baby, namely slings and nursing bras. I had a sling when Ethan was little, and because he was colicky, he really needed that closeness, but I hated the particular sling. It was an adjustable kind that had a buckle closure. I always felt like it was insecure and I hated all the extra fabric hanging around. So I am researching the pouch style slings that are sized to mom's body rather than being adjustable. My friend who had a baby last month has one and she let me try it on with her baby in it. We are roughly the same size on top so I was able to see what it would feel like. I really liked it! The baby felt so much more secure than I remember with the sling I had. So I am really looking at two right now: Hotslings and Peanut Shell. So I would love to hear opinions from anyone who has a sling, especially if you have one like this that doesn't adjust but is fitted!
The other thing...nursing bras. I have bought my nursing bras cheaply at Motherhood with the boys. I remember not really being totally happy with them. But Aaron weaned himself at 8 months, so I didn't really need them to last. Ethan's were nasty by the time I weaned him when he was a year old. I never felt like they were totally comfortable, and they weren't totally supportive, and they didn't last long. I had to replace a couple of them with Ethan too. So this time I want to invest in some good ones. I am planning to nurse longer with this one and I really want them to last and be comfortable. Fortunately for me, Jenni at One Thing posed a nursing bra question this week! She has so many more readers than we do so she got tons and tons of responses. So I am going to look at what was recommended to her. Of course, I don't get absolutely huge, so that is not a consideration for me like she said it was for her, but still, it is a great starting point. Any suggestions on good nursing bras? I know I have a few months to consider, but you know, I like to be prepared!