Well, the days are dwindling down and I can’t believe it’s time to pack a hospital bag. I’m officially 37 weeks pregnant this week and the time has definitely come. Since it’s my first time, I’m mostly going off what friends and family have told me but would love to hear your thoughts and anything you packed that was a life saver! One of the craziest things to think about is that I have no idea when this is happening. I mean sure, we have a due date but according to most things I’ve read and my doctor that doesn’t really mean a ton.
Will I go into labor on my own? Will I need to be induced? How pregnant will they let me get? What if I need a C Section?
So many unknowns and that’s the most unsettling. I think packing a hospital bag, installing the car seat and having the nursery ready have all made me feel like I have some control over the situation but deep down I know that’s not true. I’m trying to keep the bag light because once I start walking around the house picking up things I feel like it is going to get out of control quickly.
So, here’s what I’ve got packed in there currently:
We still haven’t scheduled newborn photos or hospital photos and don’t think we will. Hoping we can get some of our own shots in the hospital and that the photographer that comes around captures a few we like. If this a bad idea?
I’ve heard it can be quite noisy and busy in the room and knowing my husband, he can sleep anywhere. I’m hoping listening to some music will distract me if I need it.
Nursing Bra & Nursing Tank
Going Home Outfit and Muslin
My feet are always cold so these are definitely coming with me. Also, they just make me feel better!
An extra bag to take “hospital souvenirs” home in
Everyone has told me to stock up on everything the hospital has to offer to help get me through post delivery life at home. I plan on bringing an extra bag just for those goodies!
What other things did you do to prepare? I feel like I will definitely forget stuff and my friends telling me about their experiences has honestly helped the most!
I’m still hunting for the perfect coming home outfit for him. As much as I know it doesn’t really matter, it’s our first baby and we waited a long time for him so I want to keep whatever we choose forever.