WHAT'S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG?
As you may already know, I'm pregnant!
The due date for Baby No.2 is 4th December 2015.
I'm currently at 34 weeks (35 weeks this Friday), which leaves me with just over 6 weeks to go, so that doesn't really leave me with much time!
I have a 3 year old boy, Rico, and he was 3 weeks early, so if this baby is anything like him, that means I only have 3 weeks left!
So now's the time to really start getting ready for the baby's arrival. Most importantly, I need to make sure my hospital bag is all ready and fit to go when those contractions start.
WHAT'S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG
Clothing wise, I've definitely packed more than I need for baby, but I think the more the better, at least I'll be prepared at hospital.
Babies go through so many clothes in a day as there are little bodily fluid related accidents...
- x3 SHORT SLEEVE BODY SUIT
- x3 LONG SLEEVE BODY SUIT
- x3 LONG SLEEVE NO LEGS BODY SUIT
- SCRATCH MITTENS
- x2 SOCKS
- CELLULAR BLANKET
- RABBIT TOY & ELEPHANT COMFORTER
- MUSLIN CLOTH
- x8 NAPPIES
- WATER WIPES
The following things are what I find essential for my hospital stay.
I haven't yet packed my camera, iPad or iPhone (and chargers) for obvious reasons...
I'm only showing you the clothing that I will be needing in hospital, and not what I'll be going home in, as they'll just be a zip up hoodie and leggings or something like that.
I am actually planning on getting changed into this nightie before I head off to hospital, hopefully after a nice, relaxing shower at home.
If I end up not having time to change into this before I leave for hospital, I will throw these in the bag too.
I also plan to give birth in this nightie as I find the slogan pretty relative to what situation I will be in when in labour.
|PYJAMAS (to sleep in) - CAMISOLE & SHORTS|
|PYJAMAS (to lounge in) - FLEECE SWEATER & FLEECE TROUSERS|
|UNDERWEAR - BLACK SET, NURSING BRA, SPARE PANTIES|
KEIRA by BEDROOM ATHLETICS
TOILETRY & MAKE UP BAG
These help me sleep better, the last time I was in hospital after the birth of my son, it was really difficult to get to sleep as the daylight kept creeping through the curtains.
After labour, you'll want to sleep and when you want to nap, the hospital lights "conveniently" turn on. So these will just be there if I need them to soothe me to sleep.
GLASSES, CONTACT LENSES, CONTACT LENSES CASE & SOLUTION
Need I really explain why I need these?
Out of everything in the photo above, they're probably the most important as I can't just buy these.
Plus, I don't think my newborn will appreciate her blind mother handling her.
LIP BALM & FACIAL WATER SPRAY
Both of these items I find are essential for using during labour.
I'll spare all the actual details of why your lips get so dry in labour, but I'm sure you can guess, so a lip balm is helpful.
And the water spray? It's there to cool you down... A nice little way to refresh.
- JOHNSON'S BABY WASH
- JOHNSON'S BABY OIL
I bring this mini's with me, just in case, I didn't use them last time, but maybe they'll come in handy this time?
I was discharged from hospital within 24 hours with my first baby, so hopefully it'll be the same this time and I probably won't need to bathe the baby at the hospital.
TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE (AND BREATH SPRAY)
If you end up staying the night, you'll need these.
And maybe a towel or a face towel?
- SHU UEMURA CLEANSING OIL
- LANCÔME NIGHT CREAM
- L'OCCITANE HAND CREAM
I can't actually decide on what skincare to bring, but for now, I've just packed these 4 in case I have to rush out of the house.
I've packed my Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush because it helps to keep those loose flyaways nice and tidy, and it should just make me look a bit more "made up" after labour.
MATERNITY PADS & BREAST PADS
These are most definitely packed too, but I didn't really feel the need to photo them and publish them on my blog as such.
You'll definitely be needing maternity pads, maternity pads as opposed to sanitary towels as they do a better job, plus they do work out cheaper. I just bought the Boots ones.
And breast pads, I chose the Johnson's Breast Pads, they may not be needed, as you may not suffer from much leaking in the first few days, but I've packed a few just in case.
|MAKE UP BAG|
This part is the easiest to pack, as I will not be needing all that much.
- SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER
- IOPE AIR CUSHION
- KEVYN AUCOIN CREAMY GLOW DUO
- MINI MODELCO LIP LACQUER
- ANASTASIA BROW WIZ
- HEROINE MAKE MASCARA
- FOLD UP MIRROR
I've just got the basics, a make up base, a blusher to give me a bit of colour, lip gloss, mascara, all for that "I'm Awake" face. Oh, and of course, a fold up mirror as I don't want to be hogging the bathroom mirror on the hospital ward.
So that's what's in my hospital bag for now, on the day, I will be grabbing my pregnancy notes, phone, camera and inhaler with me (the other essentials I can't pack at the moment).
I think I have covered pretty much everything on my checklist, but knowing me, I'll find something else to stuff in tomorrow.