As of today, my hospital bag is officially packed for L’s impending arrival. Even though my c-section is scheduled, there is always a change he could come early. Doubtful though.Before we moved from Texas, I had a bin of clothes labeled postpartum. It had everything I thought I would need for the hospital and for a month or two after, since at the time we didn’t know how long we would be living with my parents. I marked all of the boxes with bright green 8×10 labels that needed to go to my parents and not into storage. Of all of the boxes marked (about 10) my postpartum box was the one that didn’t make it to my parents. And there is no way we can find it in the storage unit. So mom and I did a little shopping to make sure I had everything I needed for the hospital.
These were a must for me. Easy to nurse while not worrying about everything being exposed. I wore the tank on the last day and going home.
Bravado Designs Nursing Bra
Right after I took a shower last time, I wore a nursing bra. It was more comfortable for me than nothing at all. I just received this nursing bra from Bravado Designs and I am already in love. It’s seamless, so incredibly soft and supportive. It will be perfect under the button down top I will wear most of the time I’m in the hospital. I’m have a feeling I’ll be ordering another one very soon. It’s better than any of the other ones I have and I’m planning on nursing for another year with Luke.
The hospital does provide towels, but they were really light and not too soft. I took two showers at the hospital and was grateful I packed my own towel.
I cannot wait to try out Dr. Brown’s new Gia pillow this time around. Having a pillow at the hospital is not only great for nursing, but great for visitors while holding the baby as well.
Nursing pain starts early on. If you plan on nursing, this is a must have for the hospital.
I wore socks the entire time I was in the hospital (minus showers). They helped keep me warm.
For before and after labor/birth. The headbands hid how oily my hair was and how bad it needed to be washed!
Your lips get so chapped while in the hospital. I made sure to pack a bunch of lip balm for myself and for hubs!
We plan on bringing our phones, iPad and a laptop. We used all three when we were there for AG’s birth.
I see a lot of women who are the most comfortable in a dress going home. For me, stretchy yoga pants were the best. I didn’t want anything too tight (because I was still wearing the hospital net underwear they give you) and because I wanted a little support from pants as opposed to a dress. The nursing tanks are perfect under cardigans, you still feel covered up but can easily nurse or take it off if you’re hot.
This is what I wore pretty much the entire time I was at the hospital before I changed to go home. It was comfortable, easy to nurse and appropriate for guests and walking around the hospital.
Now, lets talk about L’s bag. I honestly could not remember what we actually used and or needed at the hospital for AG. I texted a few friends to ask for reminders on what I was forgetting. Here is what I came up with for his bag, please tell me what you think is missing!
I preferred these than the hospital blankets for AG.
He probably won’t wear most of this but I would rather have it with.
I can’t wait to see him in this little outfit!
We gave AG a paci at the hospital the second night we were there. She never had nipple/ paci/ bottle confusion. We plan on doing the Wubbanub paci’s with Luke just as we did AG.
Easy access for changing and what he’ll wear most of the time (I think.)
This is the best nail trimmer! I remember wishing I had something for AG’s sharp nails when she was just born. This is perfect for babies and we still use it for AG at 2 years old. Definitely worth the extra money.
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