Also, these healthcare costs make me extra grateful I'm Canadian!
Congratulations! The Snoogle was sooo key for me. This is important- don't buy into that "you need a breastfeeding pillow" junk. Just double the Snoogle into a C shape and use that. I'm leaning back on mine right now while a 7 month old snoozes on my chest. We did a cloth diapering class too, and I spent so much time and money finding the best deals on cloth diapers- including "lightly used" ones. Never used them. At first I was too stressed out to deal with it, and then when we did try they leaked and we were already dealing with enough laundry and cleanup of baby fluids, and I was just like, forget it. And you know what? Diapers are not nearly as expensive as they say. I try not to think about landfills. Someone gave me a copy of the La Leche League book "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" and it was pretty great. Recommended. Very laid back approach to parenting.