I remember my first pregnancy with my now two year old Lorenzo, I was put on bed rest due to issues with my body and I was told to be prepared so of course as a first time mother I packed his hospital bag I think before I was even 30 weeks pregnant… fast forward to now, two years later and my second pregnancy having Braxton hicks daily and yet didn’t start packing my hospital bag until I was 33 weeks pregnant oh how times have changed.
I’ll have that blog linked down below if your interested in seeing what I packed for baby number one compared to baby number two.
I have two bags one for baby girl and one for me. First I’ll show you everything in baby girls hospital bag.
I’ve put all her outfits into little zip lock bags and easy to get too etc.
One thing I learnt from my first pregnancy is that having everything together and easy to reach when needed is the way too go. And sorry husbands but also just easier for the men who don’t understand that a crazy pregnant lady had already pre planned what outfits will look better together.
Ive packed four outfits for baby girl as I was told we would be in hospital for max a week but I really want to leave ealier then that if i can. Last time I packed nine and that was way too much! So again ive learnt a lot from my first time around and I think four outfits are are a good amount.
Each outfit has also been packed with a singlet and a pair of socks as we are heading into winter and it will be a chilly one.
Most of her outfits are from bonds as I’m in love with bonds.
I’ve even packed a few extra hats and mittens for her head and hands to stay warm.
When we went to our last hospital “we have chosen a different hospital, this time around.” We had so many different midwifes stay how to wrap up our baby and how we were doing it wrong.. again this is just the journey of learning as first time parents. This time around I’m not putting myself in that position again so we have packed a baby swaddle that is a zip up and easy to use and no need for worry about if she’s wrapped the correct way.
Our next little thing we packed is her name tag we had made for us for her arrival photo when we are in hospital. I can’t show you the front as it has her name but I can’t wait until she’s here to show you the front of it.
Our last two items for baby girls hospital bag are her nappies and wipes. I forgot how cute newborn nappies are.
Now that I’ve covered baby girls hospital bag I can finally show you mine.
First things first the pads… the postpartum life isn’t that sexy.
In the front pocket I have 3 nursering bras and a whole heaps of granny undies.
Lose fitted PJ top easy to lift up when breast feeding and comfy for the hospital and warm.
Going home outfit. Comfy black pants and just a comfy top and again easy for breast feeding.
For my hospital stay I have two outfits as I’m sure I’ll just live in my PJs.. I have this lose fitted top that has buttons again easy for breast feeding.
With the lose fitted top I’ve paired it with my comfy pregnancy pants to hide my postpartum belly.
My second hospital stay outfit is just a oversized dress something comfy to just be around the hospital in.
I’ve got a travel sized bathroom bag to pack into my hospital bag which I’ve just packed.
• hair brush
• toothbrush and toothpaste
• travel size shampoo
• dry shampoo in case I just don’t have time to wash my hair.
• make up bag
• breast feeding pads
• paw paw cream for dry skin
Extras that have been packed.
• phone charger
• wallet with my money and heath care cards etc. The important stuff.
That pretty much covers everything I need to pack for the hospital. Only one month left until baby girl is finally here