May 27, 2009

Packing for the Hospital

*No, no news yet - this is me and Aaron the day after his big arrival.

I still have another month, but I'm starting to prepare myself for the arrival of my new baby boy. I'm putting together the list of items I'd like to bring to the hospital. I have done this before, so I do remember the key things I found useful and other things that weren't necessary. As a result, my list this time around isn't nearly as long. Take a look - were their other things you found helpful to have in the hospital?

iPod/speakers - I loved having my own music, especially during early labor. I could focus on the songs during contractions.
chapstick
pajamas (simple cotton nightgowns) and robe
toiletries (toothbrush, hairbrush, etc)
hair elastics - must be able to pull the hair back!
glasses
camera
phone
socks/underwear/bra
going-home clothes

For Kev: couple drinks, snacks, magazines
For the little guy: going-home outfit and car seat (which we should probably install soon, huh?)

I know there are lots of other things on the lists that I've seen online, but last time I remember going home with about 5 bags full of stuff from the hospital! They provide so much - receiving/swaddling blankets, sanitary pads, nursing pads, diapers, etc.

3 comments:

  1. Lotion!
    Candy?
    web cam for live action shots during delivery? har har
    I don't remember seeing this picture before. It's so sweet! Hard to imagine he was so small.
    How are the hospital pillows?

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  2. Marty30.5.09

    Wow. I can't believe you only have a month to go. I hope it goes fast for you. This picture of you and A is adorable!!! It is scary how fast they grow up. A is just precious.

    I agree totally with your list. The simpler, shorter the better. I did like the candy idea or some type of snacks (if the food is anything like Northside in Atlanta).

    I have finally caught up on all your posts...love the big boy room, help with sunscreen product, your post about not comparing yourself, etc.

    Have a great day!

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  3. What a great pic! Hard to believe he was ever that TINY!

    Disposable underwear (or do they give you that too?)

    I liked being able to wear loose lounge pants and a tank as opposed to jammies, but I was there for longer. Have fun getting ready!

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