Good thread Rio!
Well, I don't know if I couldn't live without the following items, but life certainly would be tougher without them, and these items were worth every penny!
Fisher price ocean wonders aquarium- When Ella started sleeping in her crib, she loved her mobile, but it was a wind up and only went for about 3 minutes, so I knew I needed something that went for longer. This aqaurium runs for 18 minutes and she is mesmerized by it, falls right asleep every night.
Angel care monitors with motion pad- I am so glad I spent the extra money for this. I have to keep her door shut because of my pets, so I was so worried about SIDS and whether or not she was breathing. This monitor has a sensor pad that goes under the matress and detects breathing, if no movement is detected for 20 seconds an alarm goes off. I have had a couple false alarms if she ends up way at one end of the crib, but totally worth the piece of mind every other night.
baby einstein musical motion activity jumper- Ella loves this thing. It is the only thing I have that will occupy her for longer than 10 minutes at a time.
Graco pack n play with high changing station- Although she does not use the pack n play much yet, I am so glad I got one with a changing station, so I do not have to run upstairs everytime she needs a diaper change, makes life very convenient.
space saver high chair- Our house is very tiny and way over cluttered with baby stuff, so any way we can save space is perfect. This high chair attaches to one of the kitchen chairs so it doesn't take up much more space. But what I like most about it is that it reclines for various feeding positions. Around 5 months when ella was starting solids, she was still not very good at sitting up, so she would have had trouble in a regular high chair, this reclines back for infants, we still keep it a little bit reclined, I find it easier to feed her that way.
I know there are more, but those are the big ones.
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??