O is on the boob. So we don't need much for that. But I am pumping and use the Medela In Style pump. No complaints, I have nothing to compare it to but it is kinda loud for my taste and I am dreading lugging this thing into work in a few weeks. Bottles we use the wide nipple Dr. Browns. Although they have 3 parts per bottle we don't mind too much. He only takes one here and there (thankfully he takes one at all) so cleaning isn't too terrible.
You can't have too many burp cloths (cloth diapers from BRU) and those boppy changing pad covers for when you aren't quick enough with the diaper.
In the beginning there was no play. But now Owen loves to lay on his playmat and check out himself in the mirror, kick the lion and listen to the music play on the giraffe.
Fisher Price Bouncer- this guy is amazing too. Fisher Price ain't so bad. He loves to sit and bounce and kick his legs and swat at the hanging turtles. There is a frog in the middle that has a cord if you pull plays music. So far he has achieved pulling the cord once and John and I were both able to witness. I cried. He gets so determined!
Sofie - we got our Sofie but haven't broken her out yet. Frank the dog likes to think it is his next chew toy. I have a feeling we may go thru a few Sofies...Or else she stays in the crib, far away from Frank.
Wee Gallery Art Cards for baby - these are like flash cards of black and white images of various sea animals. He loves them and I keep them around the changing table to calm him and in his crib to keep him company when he is trying to fall asleep or waking up. He LOVES them.
As for carriers we went with the Ergo and have been on a few walks with it. I love when John wears it.
The Fisher Price Rock & Play. This rocker really needs no introduction. Everyone loves it. Owen loved it so much and would sleep for hours in it. Our bedrooms are so close together we moved him into his room early on. Sleeping in his R&P parked right beside his crib. Last week I decided he needed to step it up and move on to his crib. Luckily it went smooth and he is now only sleeping in the crib. I think he really likes it too!
Graco Sound Machine and are very satisfied. It does the job and has a cord to hook up a MP3 player if you desire.
The Miracle Blanket seriously is my favorite item. It helps keep him swaddled and sleeping and keeps me happy. Although I have had to teach major classes on how to use it, it is the best one out there. We use the Swaddle Me velcro but O is very capable of tearing his way out of it.
Carseat we went with the Chicco KeyFit 30. No complaints.
Have a pack and play but it is set up at my parents and don't even use it. yet. Hopefully we will make good use of it on trips and such.
Ahh I almost forgot - the Skip Hop Pronto Changing Pad. Awwwesome. You can throw this guy down anywhere and take care of biznas. And biznas can be messy!!
That's all I can think of for now. But we were so blessed with showers and family / friends who made SURE our baby boy didn't go without. He is so loved and we are loving every minute of being with him!