Monday, December 26, 2011

Drawing a Blank.

As I laid in bed this morning, the thought crossed my mind that perhaps I should pack my hospital bag soon. At some point. I mean, I don't think baby girl is coming too soon, but a little preparedness is never a bad thing.

Oddly enough, as I was racking my brain, trying to think of the appropriate items to bring, my mind kept drawing a blank. I remember meticulously packing our overnight bag before Cub was born ... but I'm not sure what was in it. Naomi's birth was planned and I'm sure we were stocked and ready to go ... but y'all, I'm not even kidding, besides socks and chapstick, I'm having a hard time coming up with those little things that I'm supposed to remember having done this twice before.

What were the necessities that you packed for the hospital? Were there other things that weren't as obvious that you're glad you brought? I know once I sit down and make my list it will all come back to me, but for now, my post-holiday fog coupled with my dense pregnancy brain is making it difficult for me to come up with anything!

Have a lovely day, friends.


  1. I took two 'going home' outfits for the baby just in case one was too big/small. My own pillow for comfort, a camera, batteries, cell phone and charger, snacks, clorox wipes (because the hospital freaks me out), and don't forget your ID and insurance cards. Oh! And a birth plan, if you have one. Maybe quarters for drinks/vending machine. And lastly, I took a small box of chocolates for the nurses. ;) Can't hurt to butter them up and thank them for all their help. GOOD LUCK!

  2. Love the box of chocolates idea! So sweet!

  3. The best thing I took to the hospital this time was given to me by Melinda. It was a packet of facial cleansing wipes. Little did I know just how helpful they would know, seeing as I couldn't really get up and wash my face whenever I wanted! ;) They made me feel clean and fresh (on my face and neck, at least), and I loved them. I brought all the usual stuff, too...but these were priceless. :)

  4. I was so glad I had my robe!! It was way better than a hospital gown and really easy to get on and off especially the first day! I didn't use the socks I brought or all the comfy outfits. I was in my robe a lot:)

  5. My essentials: a cute pair of patterned pajama pants in a dark colored pattern, with a coordinating nursing tank and robe that I picked up at Target. Cheap enough that I didn't care if they got..umm...messy...but they made me feel cute for visitors on the second day of my hospital stay. And the best thing a friend told me about: Depends! Sounds crazy, but I felt so much more comfortable and secure in a pair of Depends (after the first day) then I did in those mesh panty/huge pad combos that made me feel like something was going to fall out of my pants in front of my visitors :)