Just thought I'd throw in my thoughts on newborn nappies on a budget. We didn't get any 'newborn' just smalls and newborn wraps. I've folded down and nippa'd everything. Liam's still quite small, 6lbs 12oz at 3.5 weeks so we're still nippaing, but it works great and means that I only had to buy one size less than I might have done (maybe letting you get a few nicer nappies as you're only buying one and not two of everything?
) I don't know if you'll have to do this with an 8 pounder, but if you find that his nappies are a touch too large at the beginning, it's always an option.
Aplix nappies are extra bulky at the front when nippa'd so I would recommend poppers or nippa nappies. We have a bamboo LL and I'm wishing that I had a more because it's the only one that I don't have to nippa to get a good fit on Liam, I just do up the aplix. Nippa'd terries and prefolds are a must to round out our stash as Liam goes through so many nappies a day right now, I can't keep up with the washing!