I did it! I finally packed my hospital bag! At 36, almost 37 weeks I am happy to say if Foster came tonight we could make do :) No, the nursery isn't done but I'm hoping to have that done within the next week. My glider should also be in within the next week (We got one in but it was cracked :( )
I wish I could let you feel the sense of calm I have over me that I have had since getting everything done. I feel amazing. I don't feel like I have anything to worry about and even the nervousness I was feeling about labor I am not feeling at all. I am looking forward to this amazing experience that I get to go through with the love of my life. As much as I can't wait for my little family of three to become a family of four I'm thoroughly enjoying this huge curtain of love that is over our household.
Now with my little hormonal post out of the way I can get onto what you all came here for! My hospital bag! This is also my hubby's hospital bag and with the extra room that you'll get from using a bigger bag if you receive anything from the hospital (which you will, be sure to take everything home! You're paying for it anyways!) you can easily put it in the bag and make less for your hubby to carry out to the car ;)
Also, please note some things for me are packed in babies hospital bag because they will be in the diaper bag normally so it seems silly to move them back and forth. You can find that post here.
*There are feminine products listed below*
Everything fits so perfect!
Electronics! This can keep you busy through the hours of labor. Don't forget your phone and all the chargers you need! The nice thing about the iPad and iPhone is they use the same chargers and I can plug it into my computer so it's just less stuff to bring.
So this is everything for the hubby. There is one comfy outfit for sleep and the first day and then a change of clothes for the second. If we end up staying longer we don't live far away and I'm sure he'll run out to get food also.
For me I packed two fluffy socks (my feet were very cold during labor last time, which is weird for me) then I packed a couple pairs of bigger, boy-short underwear. Leave the small, pretty panties at home. Then two nursing bras, neither with under wire.
Now my clothes...I packed one loose weight robe for during labor and right after so I'm not worried about the gown on top of everything, an outfit to change into, a going home outfit and two light weight shorts. Each outfit has one loose shirt, a pair of yoga pants and a lightweight jacket. Be sure the shirt and pants you pack are loose because you'll be sore and if I end up with a c-section I don't want anything tight on it.
Toilettres: Deodorant, Hair Ties, Toothbrush/Paste, Chapstick (big one, your lips will get chapped) Make-up, gimungo Pads (the hospital will give you some but they are HUGE) Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Brush, Hair Dryer, Straightener, Hairspray. I think these are all pretty self explanatory. You'll probably feel pretty yucky after baby so it may be nice to freshen up if you're feeling up to it. I did after L.
My nice slippers for after Foster is here and my gross flip-flops. The flip flops are for walking around before my water breaks and showering. Hospital showers = grody
Camera and Video Camera with chargers (I'm using my camera to take pictures) I just took out my extra lense and put my video camera in it's place.
Your own blanket and pillow. The pillows at the hospital are flat as a pancake and the sheets are pretty scratchy so it may be nice to have your own. Just make sure you have a colored pillow case so it doesn't get taken down with the wash.
My purse. In my Mary Poppins bag I have my ID, SSC, Birth Plan (link here) , Change for food and all that good stuff.
Another thing I got done yesterday was took the carseat all apart, washed it, put all back together and back on the baby setting. It's so tiny! It was all set up for Logan and super dusty and now it's all ready for Foster! I'm waiting to put it into the car just in case we get into a fender bender because then we'd have to get a new one before he's even here. Even though most insurance companies cover a new carseat who wants to deal with that?
I could've packed it into a smaller bag but then I'd have to carry the pillow and blanket separate and like I said above it's nice to have the extra room.
If you think I missed anything feel free to comment and let me know :) To see Fosters Hospital Bag Click Here