I really insisted on washing every one of my son's new garments (even the blankets and swaddling cloths) and ironing them for his first use. This isn't even the half of all I washed... and it even got to a point where i'd cringe when I get new things for his layette from people because I really end up hurting after.
I washed these on the sink because I obviously couldn't squat plus I started buying stuff and 'nesting' when I was in my 8th month already. It's irrational but I just really wanted that the first things to touch and hold my son would be things my hands lovingly washed. For me, it was a ritual of sorts... me attending to my son's needs.
I don't know anymore how many of each item I washed but I'm pretty sure of 3.5 dozen of cloth diapers (1 dozen Plain White gauze, 1 dozen printed gauze, 1 dozen Gerber pre-folded ones, and half-dozen Chino Pino pre-folded ones).