Its good too see that your so excited, just don't get too stressed out. YOu think your bad now, just wait til your nesting period kicks in, you'll probably drive everyone bonkers. Anyway Carseat is a must i think that the reversable ones are the best because then you are only buying one instead of 2 or sometimes 3, a layback stroller woule be handy, also means that you will ony have to buy one. If you can't afford a cot yet then a basinett but then you will end up just having to buy a cot anyway. A friend of mine used to sleep her bub in her pram all the time becasue thats where she slept the best. Bunny rugs are a must, jumpsuits(all in one) Singlets, booties or get suits that cover the feet, if you are only going to be breastfeeding then you actually don't need to sterilise bottles or the continers just wash them with hot water, breast milk has a natural sterilising agent in it. I just use my hand to express, breast pads for when your milk comes in ( i could't live without them ). You will probably find that youwill buy way too much of everything my advice is to keep all your receipts so you can take back whatever you don't use. As for the size for the hospital it really depends. Everyone kept telling me to take 000 and i was like no i'll take 0000, ends up that i needed 00000's and she was not a prem baby she was 3 dys over she is over 3 months now and still only in 0000's and still fits into 00000's as well and she is not a failure to thrive she has good weight gain and great output. Don't stress if you find when you get home that you are missing things, just go out and buy them its more fun shopping for them when they are with you.
Tiddles, Vic, 3/1/2006 dd