Here's a couple of new-mom essentials that I'm putting to good use...
Lightweight summer wrap. My mother bought me this in a little boutique in Asheville and I wear it all the time. It kind of disguises the fact that I'm still wearing maternity shorts.
Comfort-made wedges. These are Aerosoles, so they're super soft leather and really comfy. It's hard to find a non-flat shoe (and I could really use the slimming effect on my legs right now) that is easy to walk in while holding a baby. These are awesome!