It's crazy to think that in less than a month we will have our baby boy in our arms and out of my belly. I feel like I've been pregnant for a million years now and have completely forgotten what it's like to be myself. This little blessing is so worth everything but I have come to the conclusion that this will be my last. The extreme nausea, back pain, wrestles leg syndrome, and just not being able to walk without being in pain has been the worst. Both of our boys were born between weeks 36 and 37 so I strongly believe that this little one will want to evacuate as soon as possible as well. This means that he would be here within 2 weeks! I am still getting all the hospital bags packed and the nursery is missing a few pieces but is almost done. Below are the items that I will be bringing to the hospital for myself and as soon as everything arrives I will share babies hospital bag as well.
The first item below is a gorgeous robe I ordered on www.Etsy.com through a company called MadeWithLuv. It came to a total of $36 and definitely worth every penny. It also shipped out in in less than 4 days. I plan on wearing it after I give birth since it's easy access for breastfeeding as well as all the tummy checks the nurses have to do.
The second and third items are my going home clothes. This weather has been hot and cold so I prepared a dress if warm and leggings with a nice comfy shirt if cold. The dress I purchased at Marshals for $15. The shirt was also purchased at Marshals for $20. Always make sure to wear some loose clothing home since you will pretty much have a diaper on.
The 4th picture is of items that can be worn in the hospital. 2 Long shirts and some pajamas. Always prepare 2 or more just in case the other gets dirty.
5th and 6th picture is of all the basics you will need. The most important ones I think are the dry shampoo and the underwear. It's tight on your belly and helps the muscles tighten faster.
Here is a list of additional things you will need that are not pictured below!
[ ] Insurance info, hospital forms
[ ] Toiletries and personal items — hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, makeup (as if), shampoo, conditioner, lotion, contact lens case and solution (remember, travel-sized products are your friends)
[ ] Headband or ponytail holder
[ ] Lots of change for the vending machines and non-perishable snacks (you’ll probably be hungry after labor, and the hospital cafeteria could be closed)
[ ] Camera, film or extra memory card, battery or charger
[ ] A bag packed with a change of clothes and hygiene products for your partner