Packing my hospital bag this time was obviously so much easier because this isn’t my first rodeo. The timing of when I packed my bag was even a little delayed because I felt like I had plenty of time. When I was pregnant with Ashton, I was on panic mode so everything was packed in advance.
This go around, my sister had just bought a really cute weekend bag from Target, and she let me borrow it to throw all of my things in for the hospital. The bag is large enough to fit all of my belongings, as well as Aubri’s items that I needed. I added a little puff ball to just add a little fun, and it matched perfectly.
One of my favorite items that I was able to pack is my Pink Blush Maternity robe! OMG, when I say it is so soft, and the perfect fit for my belly. It is light weight, and easy for me to nurse in. I was so glad that I had it with me because I was able to stay in style, and ditch the ugly hospital gowns that they give you.
My list on what to pack actually stayed the exact same as last time, with a few minor changes which I have incorporated in the new list! Hope this helps all of you, and if you are starting to pack your bag don’t forget that the hospital really has everything that you need for the baby! So don’t worry if you forget something, they have you covered! Narrow your list down to the basic essentials, and you will be just fine.
1. Overnight Bag | any weekender bag is large enough. There is no need to haul a large suitcase. (Target weekender bag shown in pictures)
2. Slippers & Socks | to walk around the hospital in. The hospital will give you socks in case you forget your own.
3. Cosmetics | Bring lip gloss and your bare essential makeup tools to spruce up in case you have guest to visit after the baby is born. I only brought my foundation, mascara, blush, and lip moisturizer.
4. Pillow | If you are that person that has your favorite pillow that you can’t sleep without, I would bring it. You want to be as comfortable as possible while in labor, and during your stay. I was in the hospital for 2 days with Ashton, and ended up being there almost 4 days with Aubri. So you never know how long you may be, so might as well be comfortable.
5. Face Cream | Your skin tends to get dry, and you always want to make sure you moisturize no matter where you are.
6. Towels | Unless you want to use the hospital towels that are very thin. One face towel, and Large towel.
7. Ipad & Headphones | You don’t know how long you may be in labor, so some type of entertainment is always good! My husband used the headphones to listen to music while he was waiting, played games on the iPad, and sent emails for work.
8. Gown/ Pajamas & Robe | This time I took a few different robes with me. If you don’t own a robe, I would prefer a gown over pajamas because its easier to go to the restroom, as well as the doctors and nurses will continue to check on you during your stay.
9. Toiletries | Of course you still have to comb your hair, brush your teeth, and handle all of the basics.
10. Camera | Must capture these special moments! Also, if someone brings you fresh flowers, you can use them in your pictures with the baby as props. (I know only a blogger would say something like this, but flowers always make the pictures look great)
11. Nursing Bras | These are an absolute must if you are going to breastfeed.
12. Depends/ Maxi Pads | Ok, go ahead and laugh now, but thank me later. Depends are the easiest to deal with during this time. The hospital will give you huge maxi pads that you can use, but I preferred the Depends. The large pads are just uncomfortable to me.
13. Baby Products | The only thing I packed was a going home outfit, outfit for hospital pictures, car seat, new born onesies/t-shirts, mittens, hats/bows, swaddle blankets, pampers & wipes (hospital will give you these as well), and burp cloth. Once again, the hospital has everything your baby will ever need while they are there. So if you forget anything they will definitely have you covered!
Now that you have all of that squared away, don’t be in such a rush that you forget some of the important things that you need to put in your wallet. Its just as if you were packing for an out of town trip; you wouldn’t want to forget your passport and boarding pass right?!? Below are a few things you will need:
1. Insurance Card
2. Hospital Registration
3. Your Doctors Emergency Number | Just in case you have your baby early, and your doctor needs to meet you at the hospital!
4. ID / Drivers Lic.
5. List of any medications that you may be on during your pregnancy. They may ask you and your mind will obviously be on labor mode. Have it written down so you can give it to the nurse, or whomever is with you can relay the message for you off your list.
These photos were taken at 2211 Colquitt. On Point Custom Homes did an amazing job on the design and layout of this master bathroom. While shooting in this bathroom I kept thinking, “this tub is to die for, and can I move in already?”. The house is still for SALE, so make sure to check out their website for more details and pictures of the home.