Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's in my hospital bag for giving birth

Last weekend at the 35 week mark or thereabouts, I had a bit of a scare that I was in early labour. Well, I wasn't having that, and after walking about (for HOURS!) and some stern words to Attila that I had Lion King tickets booked for the following day and no intention of missing out, he settled down.

However, it was a timely reminder that Mr Fork and I should probably get those bags packed, especially because Ellie also came early and we've been warned to prepare for a potentially earlier and faster arrival with Attila. So, when daylight broke, we rushed around and frantically packed.

Of course, after that, I have repacked several times since, but this is what I have in my bag so far.

 
  • Awesome comfy pyjamas from Forever 21 (courtesy of my awesome baker friend) for lounging
  • Sorella and Me nursing singlet (except mine is black)
  • Bamboo breastpads
  • Funky slippers (similar here)
  • Comfy maternity pants that can be worn high or low and that I can sleep and lounge in when people visit (similar here)
  • A selection of snacks, including various Bar Counter goodies (I got mine from Coles)
I also have the boring, yet necessary things:
  • Maternity bras
  • Maternity pads
  • Knickers
  • Toiletries (including but not limited to my own shampoo/conditioner, moisturiser, shower gel and lipgloss)
  • A loose dress and a nighty in case pants are uncomfortable
  • Thongs for the shower
For Attila:
  • Several onesies (mostly 00000 but a 0000 in case)
  • Several singlets
  • Cute beanies and mittens
  • Muslin wraps and a blankie
  • Baby wipes and tiny nappies
  • Small gifts to give Ellie
When labour happens, the following things are also to be thrown into my bag:
  • iPhone and iPad, with associated chargers
Tell me, have I forgotten anything? Can I reduce what I'm taking any?

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