So this was my compromise. I found this rocker on Overstock.com for $130. The cushion it came with was 3" too wide and didn't fit the chair. The foam inside the cushion was barely an inch thick, I doubt it would hold up to the many times during the night I will be up rocking away. The black "suede" fabric was practically threadbare and sagged like there was no tomorrow. I know, I know, what was I expecting for only $130, right? Well, something had to be done it was just so sad and pathetic looking, so I took it to our upholsterer and explained what I was envisioning. I knew there was potential, I just had to find it.
And here is the end result! Not bad I'd say for $130! I love the new glossy black finish and the fabric is beautiful. The new and improved cushion fits the chair properly now, the foam is wrapped in a layer of extra softeness for those long nights and best of all it's super comfy. In fact, I think it's going to come in handy these next few months as I'm finding it harder and harder to get up from the sofa. I figure I can use the forward rocking motion to propel me up out of the chair to a standing position!