With 6 weeks left to go (give or take…I have my fingers crossed for slightly less time…just slightly though!) I am starting to think about what’s gonna make the cut for my hospital bag for this baby. (And no…I haven’t gotten any further on the nursery yet…maybe next week.) I was chatting with a friend who is due just before me the other night (this is her first) and she asked if I had any tips/suggestions. *blank* What did I even pack last time?! Too much. But that’s really all I remember.
I told her to make sure she has chapstick & extra hair ties but other than that, I was ZERO help. Didn’t I just do this three short years ago? Yep, sure did; three years to the day (Happy Birthday Buddy!)
I remember hanging out in a hospital gown until the last day (goal: wear my own clothes this time to feel more human!) and having a whole separate “labor bag” that never even got opened. Well…except for the snacks. Pretty sure Hubby got into the snacks. 😉 I also remember having several “coming home outfits” in the bag. Get a grip Lauren. One outfit this time.
So basically, I packed a bunch of clothes for both me & Buddy that didn’t get worn, some random items I thought I’d need during labor (tennis balls, handheld massager, small foam roller…yeah didn’t even give those a thought,) and basic toiletries.
So mom friends…what did YOU pack in your hospital bag? What would you pack differently if you could do it all over? And, perhaps most importantly, who is coming over to pack my bag for me? (Only half kidding…)