UPDATE // Hi! Today is April 18, 2020 and I wanted to send through some helpful info about your hospital bag! I’ feeding little William right now and Brian is typing this up for me!
I’ll forget unless I do it now, and I know a lot of you are close so I wanted to get this out! Here are some things we added the night before/morning of:
no.1 Yetti Rambler 30oz Tumbler – a MUST to keep your water and ice cold all day. Also, hospitals have the best ice, it’s that little nugget ice that I could chomp on all day. Especially helpful if you’re in labor!
no.2 Dohm white noise sound machine – the BEST! We keep it close to William at night and it drowns out all startling noises.
no.3 The Ollie Swaddle – k so when everyone started recommending these swaddles to me I was a bit sticker shocked with their price but we put it on William at 3 AM last night and it calmed him down for hours. Praise!! It’s also so easy to use.
no.4 Barefoot Dreams Blanket – I debated this one as we were on our way out the door but figured it couldn’t hurt. It has been SOOO nice to have this in my hospital bed. William and I cuddle underneath it pretty much all day.
no.5 This Stork 3 piece set. This was gifted to me but it’s so perfect. It’s really soft, and the tank has buttons for nursing. I like that it’s loose-fitting and I’ll probably wear it the whole time I’m here. I actually haven’t been wearing the pants (just the mesh underwear they give you because you’re under blankets).
JBL speaker. We’ve been playing relaxing music in our room and it’s so nice.
Sidenote, my mom baked us a banana bread and cut up some fresh fruit and this is so great to have in your room! A little taste of home 🙂
Hi Sweeties!! FIVE days until we have our baby boy and my hospital bag is packed! The protocol for c-sections is 4 nights so I’m going to plan on that, and if I’m up to it, will try and scoot out a little earlier 🙂 I think having the 4-nights would be ideal to have some quiet time with the baby before the chaos of the other two come into play but we will see, I’m playing it by ear. My parents will be watching the kids while Brian is with me, and then he’ll take over when he needs to.
From all the nurses and doctors that I’ve spoken with, the Labor and Delivery and Maternity units in the hospital all feel very safe and sheltered from the Covid world we’re living in. I hope that is true and if so, I can’t wait for it.
Okay so here is what I’m packing in my bag!
no.1 Logan and Lenora Weekender | no. 2 Slippers | no. 3 Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigan | no. 4 Mascara | no. 5 Hair Dryer | no. 6 Nursing Bras | no. 7 Joggers | no. 8 Ollie Swaddles | no. 9 Earth Mama Nipple Butter | no. 10 Bathrobe | no. 11 3-Piece Lounge Set | no. 12 Foundation | no. 13 C-Section Recovery Underwear | no. 14 Skincare – Cleanser, Eye Balm and Primer | no. 15 Baby Blanket | no. 16 Henley | no. 17 Hair Ties | no. 18 Nightgown | no. 19 High Waist Underwear | no. 20 Breast Feeding Pillow | no. 21 Baby Going Home Outfit | no. 22 Toothbrush | no. 23 Nursing Tank | no. 24 Pacifier Clip | no. 25 Pacifier
Bag – The Logan and Lenora Weekender is the perfect hospital bag. It’s just the right size to fit 2-4 nights of essentials for mama and going home clothes for babe!
phone, laptop, magazines!
Phone Charger – the longer the cord the better
Weighted Blanket – I can’t sleep without mine!
Nursing Bras – I’ll pack two of these, I love them (on sale)!!
My Bathrobe – B gave this to me a few years ago and it’s my favorite!
Granny Underwear – these have a high waist so won’t irritate the incision from my c-section
I ordered these C-Section recovery underwear, I think I’ll be wearing these more when I get home from the hospital.
Four sets of pajamas/loungewear, mixing pants sets and nightgowns because I don’t know which will be more comfortable – Storq sent me this amazing 3-piece lounge set which I’ve been wearing lately, SO COMFY, this striped night gown, these, these, and these!
This barefoot dreams cozy cardigan as I imagine the hospital room gets cold!
My favorite socks (they give you the no-skid socks at the hospital but I always feel like those don’t fit me well).
Slippers – ordering these to use in the hospital and then wash them with everything else when we get home!
Toiletries / Beauty
Deodorant (you can use JOY10 for 10% off)
Lavender Chapstick (the best!!)
Toothbrush / Toothpaste
Body Wash (I scent my own with rose and neroli essential oils)
My basic everyday make-up and skin care routine to feel like myself, and clean because I’ll be kissing that baby’s face like there’s no tomorrow
DIY Toner (Thayers Witch Hazel + Geranium EO)
Glow Serum (DIY)
Going home outfit like this one!!