I mean what?! Packing the hospital bag seems so… final. That must mean that this baby is due SOON right?
We are 37 weeks on Friday. Which is classed as full term. With my BP still doing crazy things, we need to be prepared for the chance of a spike and a possible induction between 37 and 38 weeks, so we figured it was time to get the hospital bag show on the road!
Here’s what I’m packing.
Night dress, PJ bottoms, pair of slippers and a pair of slipper socks. Obviously I will be adding a going home outfit for me, which will likely consist of the most comfortable things that I can find! There’s also some rather large granny type pants that I didn’t think I should put in the picture – you guys don’t need to see my pants. But you DO need to see my unicorn slippers! They’re so FLUFFY!
Breast pads, sanitary pads, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, lip balm and body wash.
Ipad and charger. I’ll also be adding an iphone charger, some snacks and a few bottles of lucozade to help keep energy up. There will also be some snacky bits for Amy in here too.
In her beautiful changing bag…
Two vests, one onesie, two hats and two pairs of scratchmitts. All newborn size. Then her pramsuit in newborn for keeping cosy on the way home.
Her awesome going home outfit…
Which I totally adore. Amy bought this before we even knew that Eden was a girl so it’s a special little outfit.
Other little (not so interesting) bits for Eden are in the other side of the suitcase. Two dummies, six bottles of formula (although the hospital does supply this so I have a feeling these will come home with us), two muslin cloths, some nappies, wipes and bum cream. As well as her fantastic fox blanket for operation “keep cosy on the way home”.
I’m thinking of getting some ziplock sandwich bags to keep everything neat and accessible so there’s no crazy digging through bags, and I’m also going to add a couple of back up outfits in 0-3 just in case the newborn ones are too small for her. I’m also going to add a couple of pillows as I do like my own pillows.
So, that’s the hospital bags! To be honest I really thought we would need more, but I think we’ve done pretty well so far. I’m sure other things will pop into my head. When I was at the day unit the other day for monitoring, there was a couple who I swear had brought their whole house with them, so I worried about my dinky carry on size suitcase that was sitting at home. But, seems we are fine!