Thursday, July 2, 2009

Packing My Bag...

OK, so I am packing my hospital bag in preparation of the big day! My due date is still 4 weeks away, but I'd rather have a few things ready because I know that I'll want my most comfy yoga pants and tank top and I can just picture my husband rummaging through my drawers without a clue as to which specific items I have requested!!

Here's a checklist I have been working from.

  • Baby's "coming home" outfit. (From CWDkids of course!)
  • Swaddle blankets
  • Car seat
  • Hospital registration forms
  • Picture ID
  • Comfortable and loose clothing for me
  • Favorite music
  • Favorite pillow
  • Slippers or socks with treads
  • Toiletries/Cosmetics/Lip Balm
  • Camera!
Am I missing anything??


Virginia G said...

One thing I forgot was...a coming home outfit for myself! Nothing fancy, but I ended up going home in the same outfit I arrived in. You probably don't want to have those "leaving the hospital" photos in your PJs, either.

Virginia G said...

Oh yeah...cell phone AND charger (you will use it a lot!).

mommatosixsweeties said...

Snacks for your stay in the hospital. Sometimes I got hungry during the night while nursing baby and needed something like nuts or cookies. Be sure to take something to write down the birth experience while it is fresh in your mind-your computer or a journal. Take your own pillow if you want one and a nursing pillow if you are nursing. Sometimes hospical pillows are now that great. Extra panties in case. Socks. Camera. Check book for buying those newborn pictures. I forgot my toothbrush once. Get an extra and pack it now.

I have six children--I've packed many times.

Anonymous said...

You may want to take 2 outfits for the baby. My son had on his going home outfit and spit up all over the front of it. We took him home in a hospital tee!

craftfrog said...

Even if you don't take your own pillow, take your own pillow case. It will smell like home! (a colored one so won't get mixed up with hospital laundry is best)

Anonymous said...

bathrobe & pajamas (so you don't have to wear those hospital gowns), nursing bras (if you'll be nursing), books, games (cards, etc.) to help pass the time while you are in early labor which can sometimes be a while