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Old 09-27-2012, 09:46 AM   #11
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

How far along were you when you got your bags packed? I'm not due until later in the month so I haven't even thought about it yet.

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

I packed mine at 36 wks since we are visiting fam at 37 weeks, thought it might be good to have something to take with me just in case...
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #13
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

And here I sit at 39 weeks and I STILL haven't finished packing mine yet.

I have a few things in it, though.
-nightgown
-going home clothes for me
-socks, undies, nursing bra (need to put in a sleep/sports bra)
-carmex (I'm an addict)
-camera and video camera
-cell phone charger
-hair ties
-couple of magazines (need to put my Nook and iPod back in there, too)

And that's it so far. I need to make a list of the "last minute" things and stick it on my bag so I'm not panicked and rushing around trying to figure it out if I need it in a hurry.

And I still need to pack baby's bag. I just plan a couple of receiving blankets, an outfit, a sleeper, a onesie or two, going home outfit and blanket, and my nursing stuff (breast pads, nipple shield, lanolin). Also need to bring my boppy along and a cooler (a friend is picking the placenta up and encapsulating it for me).
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:34 AM   #14
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

Added to my bag

1 pair of slippers
Socks

maybe if i add just one or two things a day, I may have a packed bag by the time I need it. Looks like I will be induced on 10-08.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

Glad I'm not the only one with a little time left and no bag packed! I'm at 36 weeks with my second and keep thinking "hmmm...I should get around to that..."
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #16
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

oh getting proud of myself here 38W+1D being induced in 6 days and am almost done with the bag I think

2 take home outfits for baby (depending on weather)
owlie sleep sack with hat
1 lounging around onsie
1 pair baby legs
3 pairs of scratch mittens
1 swaddling blanket
1 nursing gown
1 robe
1 pair of slippers
2 pairs of underware
3 pairs of socks
1 nursing bra
1 outfit to wear in the hospital
1 outfit to wear home
2 snacks
1 kindle fire
bag of toiletries

I had some nasty contractions the other night that motivated me to get serious about packing
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:44 AM   #17
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Maybe kindle fire.


I just realized I don't own any baby socks. I need to get baby socks!!
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

Mine's mostly packed, but not much in there. I live literally 5 min from the hospital, so if I forget anything I need afterwards DH can get it for me. But I've got:

-Cozy socks with grips for labor
-Chapstick
-Snacks
-Toiletries
-Sweatpants, nursing tank, nursing bra and zip-up sweatshirt to wear home (or around hossy afterwards if I'm not bleeding too much)
-"depends" type disposable panties for wearing home (since I bled a ton with DD and was constantly worried about leaking on things when I was discharged)
-Lanolin
-2 outfits for baby
-Swaddling blanket for baby (I don't love the hossy ones)
-Change of underwear and tshirt for DH
-Extra batteries for cameras

Then I have a list of stuff to grab at the last minute like computer, phones, chargers, and so on. I put the list in the hospital bag in hopes I wouldn't lose it I started packing around 36 weeks, but just put a few things in at a time. Now I'm at 38+2 and think I'm done except for the last minute things

Totally have not installed the carseat yet. We'll probably just throw it in the back seat when we leave for the hospital and install it before we go home. Or I'll just send DH home to get it if we forget.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #19
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

I have 3 lists, since a lot of the stuff has to be thrown in at the last minute. Doing birth center, so have to plan for food more than I did last time!

For DS:
pajamas
"big brother" shirt & pants
underwear
stuffed animal
coloring books
crayons
toothbrush and toothpaste

For Me&DP:
cell phones & charger
camera & charger
laptop & charger (for music?)
massage oil
chapstick
hair ties
yoga pants/tee to wear home
nursing bra
robe
nightgown for labor
rice pack
toothbrush and toothpaste- just in case we're there a while
flip-flops & shorts for DP -for birth tub/if it's hot
laborade ice cubes
chicken broth
stew or beans and rice for postpartum meal (just trying to keep a pot of one or the other in fridge for the next few weeks- we eat beans a lot around here)
frozen pads (still need to make those)

Baby:
coming home outfit (hat, shirt, pants, socks, scratch mittens)
blanket
gift for DS
(we'll only be there about 4 hours postpartum if all goes well, so they give you organic sposies for that time and then we'll start cloth when we get home)
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:58 AM   #20
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Re: So what is in your hospital bag?

Here's my things I've packed(bag is currently ready-to-go by the front door):
Be forewarned I am guilty of over-packing.

-3 pairs of comfy socks
-4 pairs of maternity undies
-2 nursing bras, nipple butter
-Nightgown to deliver in
-2 sets of pj's for post-delivery
-1 towel
-Toiletries(including overnight pads and panty-liners)
-nursing cover
-headband/hair ties
-cell charger, camera, xtra battery and extension cord
-baby book
-notepad-pen
-slippers
-2 copies of birth plan
For hubby
-3 changes of clothes, toiletries

Also taking my dock for music, but that doesn't fit in my bag. That's already in our trunk.

Baby Bag:
-Soft Baby Blanket
-3 Swaddle/Receiving blankets
-3 burp cloths
-1 pack of NB dipes and pack of wipes
-Samples of; baby shampoo/body wash, baby lotion, bottom balm. baby jar of organic coconut oil
-3 outfits(snap shirt, pj's, hat, socks, scratch mittens)
**All in her diaper bag next to my bag

Also taking nursing pillow- currently in our trunk.

That's what I've got, only thing I'm missing is nursing pads. Haven't been able to decide on which to get. I do know that the hospital sells a brand I'm considering in case I don't get any in time.
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