Ok you guys, I literally just did a post like this last year and you know, if it ain’t broke… don’t fix it right?! Lol. Well, this is exactly what I have packed in my hospital bag for me the third time around, plus a few other things I added that I shared at the end of this post.
A Comfy Plush Robe
Being comfortable is key so bringing a plush robe is a must. I suggest bringing one that you wouldn’t mind getting rid of after since you will be using it in the hospital. And of course, stock up on a few for home. I literally LIVED in robes the first month after giving birth. I even went to the Coffee Bean drive-thru in them… lol. No shame!
I think a phone charger is a must in any situation! Right? Lol. I checked in to the hospital 14 hours before I actually gave birth so there was obviously lots of down time where I was on my phone. Plus I’ll need that extra battery power to FaceTime my babies while I’m in the hospital for who knows how long this time.
To feel more comfortable, I brought 6 of my favorite “feel good” movies and just had my husband rotate through them all during my hospital stay. I just liked to have them playing in the background. Bride Wars is one of my all-time favorite chick flicks!
Ok basically you can’t eat anything except jello and water during active labor (or at least that’s what they gave me lol)… then you have to PUSH and BREATHE in a room full of nurses and doctors plus your hubby and whoever else you have in there… one word: MINTS.
Most of us already have cameras on our phones but since I started blogging I splurged on a DSLR camera that I take with me everywhere. I can’t wait to take a ton of pictures of baby #3 in his going-home outfit! ?
Non Skid Socks
Like the robe, bring some that you don’t mind getting rid of after. I used to teach Pure Barre and we wore these socks for class so thankfully, I have a bunch of them. For both pregnancies, they made me walk around the hospital hallways to let gravity do it’s job so non skid socks were MAJOR key!
Travel Size Toiletries
Of course, I have to pack my favorite Philosophy products, face wash and moisturizer, and I’m glad I have the travel size! I suggest hitting up that section at Target with all the travel sized items and stock up! We have so much to pack in the bag already and I assure you that you won’t be using up a full size bottle of face wash during your stay. Oh, and don’t forget a bunch of hair ties! I’m sure you won’t want your hair all over your face when you’re huffing and puffing to get that baby out haha.
You’d definitely want to bring your comfiest clothes. I packed my favorite oversized t-shirts and maternity leggings. Let’s just say baby boy will be the only one dressed to impress when we are ready to go home! Lol.
Things I am adding this time: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Pink Blush Delivery Robe, and a Bravado nursing bra!
Fellow mamas and mamas-to-be: am I missing anything?! Let me know!
Keri Elaine says
I’ve always wondered what the necessaries for a hospital bag would be! Can’t wait to hear the name you two have chosen and see all the cute activities you do with your two beautiful children.
Thanks Keri!! Will definitely be sharing on the blog <3
I wish I had found blogposts like yours when I was due to giving birth. The last one was almost 7 years ago.
Aw thanks mama!! And wow you have a 7-year-old, nice 🙂
Yes an almost 7yo and a 9yo
Bring your own toilet paper and make sure it’s ultra soft. The hospital paper is way to thin and rough.
Also, of nursing bring a pillow with you. I love the my breast friend pillow.
Ooh those are great to bring!! Thanks so much Jen!