So today is November 26. I was woken up at 2 am by some mild pain in my pelvis area. I started timing them and some tightness in my stomach as well. Since I don't feel normal contractions, I have to pay attention to everything I'm feeling. SO I got up and started cleaning up the room and doing some laundry. At about 4:30 I went back to bed, and woke up again at 6 with a little stronger contractions lasting a minute and 3-4 min apart. So we got up and got ready, fed adaline and dropped her off with my parents and headed to the hospital. At about 8 am we got there and I was taken in to the admission/triage room. They monitored my contractions and saw that they were pretty close together, but because I have a posterior cervix the nurse told me that the monitor can't pick up the contractions intensity. So she checked me, which hurts more than any contraction Ive ever felt, and found out that the end of my cervix is dilated to a 3 but the top of it was only dilated to a 1 maybe a 2. So after speaking with a mid wife they decided to send me home. Cue all the frustration. Thankfully all the cervix checking caused some more intense contractions, but Im not about to go in again and be sent home. So ill just be chilling waiting until the pain is unbearable and pray I don't deliver in the car or at home. So while Im wasting time I decided to put up this blog about whats in my hospital bag. Maybe then she will decided to come.
Diaper Bag/Hospital Bag: By ItzyRitzy
I am really excited to use this backpack as a diaper bag, but for now its packed for the hospital. You don't really need much for the baby in your hospital bag since the hospital provides the diapers and everything else. The only baby items you need are the clothes or swaddles, bows, beanies, props you want for pictures (Most hospitals take new born pictures for you if you aren't having your own taken.) So in my hospital bag I have a swaddle, a layette for her to sleep in, a coming home outfit, and possibly an additional outfit for those first newborn blow outs.
- Nursing Bra - Mine is from the Dairy Fairy. Its the Ayala Style. Click here to shop
- Earth Mama Organics- Milkmaid Tea- I drank this right away with Adaline because she was taken to the NICU. You can just add for some hot water and add the tea bags to it and start helping your milk production right away.
- Earth Mama Organics- Nipple Butter
- BelleFit Girdle- Im so excited to try this! I didn't have a good one last time, and was really uncomfortable in my pre pregnancy pants without something to hold in the flabby tummy skin. You can shop their Postpartum Girdles here and use my cone Hannah20 for $20 of your order
- Monat Dry Shampoo
- Make up bag
- Bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads.
- Warm fuzzy socks
- Cozy PJs to wear after you can get rid of the nasty hospital gowns. Something comfortable to sleep in but cute enough to wear for when your visitors stop by.
- Shower Sandals
- Toiletries (travel size)
- Phone Charger
- Your own pillow
- Hair Brush
- Makeup (if you want)
Brian also has a hospital bag packed with clothes for him to change into, toiletries, a phone charger, some snacks, shower shoes (incase he's coming straight from work) and a jacket because its always so cold in the hospital. I think he even has a book or something to read to kill time so that he's not pacing and snooping in the hospital cabinets. I get anxiety and stressed when I feel like I need to entertain people who are waiting on me so I need him to be very entertained and taken care of.
Thats all for now, if you have any questions or i forgot to link something, just comment below and ill try to remember where it was from.
* If you're having a birth photographer I suggest getting together a little snack bag for them. Maybe some candy, trail mix, energy drinks*
I hope this helped you figure out what to pack for your hospital bag, and good luck with the delivery of your sweet babe!