I have a list of posts that I want to write but as I think I have almost finished packing my hospital bag I thought that I would write this one to attempt in some way to put my mind at rest and feel slightly prepared.
Okay so I have actually packed two bags, one for Squigler and one for me. However, I am thinking of changing it to one for labour and one for me and Squigler afterwards. Any opinions on what is best?
So as it stands:
Nightshirt for labour (£3 from Primark, so happy to just throw away after)
Hairbands and hairclips
Hand held fan
Shorts for Mr C (for if we can get in the birthing pool)
Food / drinks (any suggestions)
Sweets (any suggestions)
Old knickers (my sister said disposable ones didn’t really fit so I have old ones that I don’t mind throwing away)
Wash kit – flannels, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, handcream, moisturiser, deodorant.
For Mr C – clean t-shirt, pants and socks
Nappies (1 pack of 27)
Size newborn – 3 vests, 3 sleepsuits (one special sleepsuit as going home outfit)
Size 0-3 – 3 vests, 3 sleepsuits (one special sleepsuit as going home outfit)
Ha! In writing all this down I have realised that I have not put everything in the bag yet at all. Cripes!!!
Please, as a lot of my new readers (and some of my old) have been there and done this can you please leave me a comment and let me know what you wouldn’t / couldn’t cope without for labour and the bit in hospital afterwards. Thanks to Polly for her suggestion of lollies, that one will go straight on the list.