Packing our Bags

With only two weeks until our due date, I’ve finally gotten around to packing for our hospital VBAC!

I honestly can’t remember what I packed last time, and I’m not sure if I used a lot of it.  We were in the hospital for over a week then, and I know that hubby had to go home and get more clothes and things after a couple of days.

This time, I want to make sure that I’m not packing too much since I know the hospital really does provide almost everything we will need for the couple of days that we should be there.

Here’s my list that I’m starting from.

Small purse insert {what I transfer from purse to purse anyways}

  • Photo ID, debit card, etc.
  • Military ID (Insurance Card)
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion
  • Hair ties
  • Gum

Mama’s Bag

  • Labor essentials zip-top bag:  Essential oil bottles, energy gels, headband, chapstick.
  • Toiletries Zip Lock: Travel sized shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cold cream, toothpaste, toothbrush.
  • Labor gown
  • Robe
  • 2 Comfy outfits (yoga pants, nursing tank, T-Shirt, socks)
  • Nursing pajamas
  • Nook and charger
  • Slippers
  • Visual Birth Plan
  • Blessingway cards and necklace, prayer cards.

Grab and Go

  • Camera and charger
  • iPhone charger
  • Makeup bag
  • Hair needs – comb, curling gel, blow dryer & diffuser

Diaper Bag

  • Gender Neutral going home and picture outfit (long sleeve white onesie, overalls, socks, mittens)
  • Swaddle blanket
  • Name reveal hats {can hardly wait to show you!}
  • Diaper rash cream

Junk in the Trunk

  • Infant car seat and weather cover (since we have a small car and already have another car seat in there too, and I plan on sitting in the back seat on the way to the hospital we will install it on day two before we leave)
  • Warm baby blanket
  • Boppy/Nursing Pillow
  • Garbage bag and an old towel – just in case we need to cover the seat of the car if my water breaks at home.

So far, it’s all sitting there waiting.. well, most of it!  We will see if it’s enough or too much soon.  What are some things that you couldn’t live without in the hospital?



One comment

  1. hmtowne

    I had a doula with my last birth (which I highly recommend for any mother-to-be) and she brought me a cute pair of no-slip socks. I loved them! So much cuter and comfy that the ugly ones the hospital provides. 😉

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