Gathering the Gear.
Because we're already parents to a little boy, getting the gear ready to welcome another one wasn't all that challenging. We pulled out our Graco infant car seat, the Snuzzler to keep our boy snug and warm in the car seat, my favorite baby carrier, a nice little place for the baby to sit and a warm stroller blanket.
The only major purchase we needed to make was a double stroller. We chose something that we felt would be the best for our lifestyle - urban, lots of walking, a nearly three-year-old who likes to walk but still needs a lift sometimes and a newborn baby who will likely be riding in his car seat. We also needed something lightweight and flexible that could fold to fit into a small hatchback. I can't vouch for it yet, but after extensive research and even man-on-the-street interviews in NYC and SF (yes, I'm that person), I feel confident we made the right decision.