Saturday, May 30, 2009

My bag is packed!

The hospital bag. Yup - time to pack it. It's very interesting how one goes about packing their hospital bag. Me - I have a list, and have had a list for the last 3 months. As I think of random things, I put them on the list. Then, on top of the bag is a list of things to grab at the last minute. The last-minute items are those that are used everyday and can't be packed just yet, such as my toothbrush. Of course, the most important thing is that it is all carefully packed in the cutest overnight duffel you can find!

Here's my list:
nursing pads
nursing bras
tank-tops (for delivery because I hate hospital gowns)
underwear (no, garments are not comfortable after you've given birth. you need support.)
birth plan (yup...I have one. yup...I am flexible. it is a list of my wishes, should things be normal.)
2 onesies
2 pair pants
socks (for me and James)
toilet paper - the nice, expensive, soft kind. Have YOU ever had to rub that tough hospital TP in your private area after giving birth? NOT fun. So, I'm bringing my own.
swimsuit top for bathtub
2 blankets
travel-size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)

Last minute:
hair stuff (gel, leave-in conditioner)
MP3 player (with hypnobirthing music, and other relaxing classical music for relaxation methods. Yes, I plan on doing this naturally.)
water bottle

Am I forgetting anything? Any suggestions of items you packed that you found helpful?


Adrian said...

I took my boopy! It worked out well when you're trying to learn how to nurse! Good call on the tp! I would take some serious snacks for you and Jared! I hated hospital food! Not all of it but a lot! I hear an exercise ball is good?!? I wouldn't know but that's what ice heard! Good luck!!

Adrian said...

*** my boppy!! You know what I meant! That's what I get from commenting from my phone!

Gooch Family said...

I brought that Lansinoh cream for nursing so I wouldn't get sore.

Leann said...

This is wonderful! Thank you so much for your info... I've been asking around... this gives me a couple more things to add to my bag.