The day we hit 34 weeks we decided we needed to get our hospital bags going! I am a notorious over-packer but embrace this about myself. :) I think I read 4000 blogs on what to pack in your hospital bag, talked to friends and family, and came up with my own list below.Baby Stuff
I do know most hospitals will have a lot of these items for use and for the taking (which we will!) but I am a planner and like to have my own items just in case, and maybe get some tutorials from the experts on how to use! I also am not too worried about forgetting things because we live about 5 minutes from the hospital and Target is across the street from the hospital. So we are golden!
-A few onesies/PJs
-2 outfits (going home outfit/hospital photo outfit)
-Sensitive baby wipes (rumor has it some hospitals do not have these)
-Halo sleep sack
-Aspirator (read on another blog that they had a scare and needed one FAST and luckily had one handy in their bag! They think it would have been too late waiting for a nurse to run get one! Eek!)
-Comb and nail clippers (have full Safety 1st set)
-Soft blanket-Car seat
-Nook Niche (nursing pillow)
I realize I have WAY too many outfits, but I like being prepared with too much rather than not enough! I have lots of miscellaneous sizes since we don't know how big he will be, too.
I'm also bringing our diaper bag that already has a couple diaps, pacifiers, wipes, etc inside to possibly learn how to use them! :)
These two items are very important!
Nate hasn't packed yet but we started a mini list for him, too.
-Couple changes of shirts
-Change of shorts
-Nursing tank and bra
-Lots of dark colored roos (undies)
-Lanolin/Medela cream/gel soothies
-Shower flip flops
-Liz Lange tanks
-Chambray button down
-2 pairs dark loose/comfy sweats
-2 zip ups/button downs (I am not a button down pajama person so have these instead)
-Coming home sweats/maxi and shoes
-Nurse gifts - any good ideas? I probably will get a gift basket filled with candy and snacks but ideas are welcome!
-Hospital gown (photo below) - Baby Be Mine Gownie (I know these aren't necessary, but I REALLY don't want the world seeing my buns and have heard how short the hospital gowns are (#tallgirlprobz). Problem solved!)
|Not sure the nurses will let me wear a statement necklace at the hospital! :)|
I'm planning on wearing this home (thin, comfy sweats) but also bringing a loose maxi in case that sounds comfier (for our super long five minute drive, haha).
|Hoping to look slightly less pregnant when leaving the hospital|
-Makeup bag and hair brush
-My favorite tummy butter
-Toiletry bag (I always have a travel one ready to go with most things)
What else am I missing mommies? I'm not afraid to bring too much! :)
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