Expecting my first in January and am looking for the best way to carry him about without the stroller. I've seen the backpack type carriers and the chest carriers and I'm leaning toward the latter (he'll have just got here and I want to see him). I'd like the option to have him face inward or outward if such a creature exists and leave a least one hand free for accessing diaper bag (likely a messenger type or buttpack on a belt that I can rotate forward). Starting the college fund so cost is now a big issue too. Lastly, most things seem to be made "mom sized" (e.g., 5'3") and this needs to be "dad sized" (6', 48" chest). Any recommendations anyone would care to share?