Last time I packed when I went in to labor. I'm not typically one of those people that can pack a bag and leave it sitting around for weeks just waiting on me. This round, I have started a drawer in my room with things as I start to collect them. It may be that I know a little bit more this round than the last but I will pack my bag ahead of time.
Here's what I'm packing:
~Extra Hair Ties and Bobby Pins
~Snack for Adam (when Aidan was born I did this and it worked out great bc he was starving and I was ready to push. We opened the box of Goldfish and he had a few and was ready to roll)
~Camera and extra batteries (make sure someone there for the birth knows how to use it).
That's it for the delivery room for me. I'm not a person that relaxes listening to music but if you are, you could pack an iPod or something similar to listen to.
For Post Delivery:
~My own pillow
~Boppy for nursing
~Breast Pump (Probably will leave this in the car on an as/if needed basis)
~Three Camisoles. I buy the Soma Intimates ones. They aren't "nursing" cami's but they work just as well and they are so super soft.
~Three pairs of sweat pants/pj pants
~Several pairs of BLACK granny panties
~Slippers or Warm Socks
~A few outfits for baby. Included will be an outfit for his first pic.
~An outfit to ride home in. Something comfortable. We live literally 4 minutes from the hospital so I will probably throw a cardigan over a cami and some maternity jeans.
~Toiletries. I buy the ones in the $ section at Target. That way I can toss them at the hospital.
~I didn't do this last time but I may throw my laptop in my bag last minute to have something to do while the baby sleeps and I'm wide awake!
Make sure your hubby packs a bag as well!!
This round I am also having monogrammed cookies made to hand out to our nurses/family.
And I'm packing it all in one of these:
Vera Bradley Large Duffel. I love this bag! When I was in high school they were super popular so I have 5 in different styles/sizes.
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