I've hit the 37 Week mark! Ack! The end is near! I'm getting super excited. Sooner than later, I will get to meet my son. Insanity. I almost can't even wrap my mind around it.
What I was able to wrap my mind around this week (now that I'm done working!!!) was packing my hospital bag.
I perused the internets incessantly over the last few months at a ton of hospital bag checklists. Some of them were insanely comprehensive and included the kitchen sink. That was a little intense for me, so I took all the things that I thought I would need and compiled my own list.
Here is what went in my bag:
Top Left going clockwise: Going home outfit for mom, hairbrush & elastic band, toiletry bag, toothbrush for dad, toothbrush for mom, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, chap stick, headband, bobby pins, gum, earphones, video camera & charger, flip flops, makeup bag.
Top left going clockwise: babies going home outfit, receiving blanket, baby hat, two sleepers for baby, nightgown for mom (so I don't have to wear the hospital gowns), nursing bra, sports bra, underwear, iPhone, camera & charger, iPhone charger, iPad, socks.
Items not pictured: spare t-shirt for dad, swim trunks for dad.
Not all things pictured can stay waiting in the bag for labour to arrive, so... I made a list of 'Last Minute Items For Hospital Bag':
I stuck one of the lists to the fridge:
And one to the hospital bag in our closet:
Here are the items in more of a 'Checklist' format:
- receiving blanket
- baby's going home outfit
- two sleepers
- flip flops
- sports bra
- nursing bra
- going home outfit for mom
- night gown
- spare t-shirt for dad
- swim trunks for dad
- head band
- hair elastic
- camera & charger
- video camera & charger
- iPhone charger
- makeup bag
BAM! There it is.
Feels good to get that done!