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What to pack in your hospital bag

What's in my hospital bag + 37 week bumpdate
Y ’all… I am 37 weeks pregnant! How crazy does that sound?! I remember thinking how in the world am I going to make it through after having a rough first trimester. Time has definitely flown by and I am getting more anxious and excited by the minute to meet baby Barrett.

One question that honestly will never go away whether you’re a first-time mom or this is your third baby is…. “What do I need to pack in my hospital bag?” I have had many of you reach out and ask me to share what all I am packing for myself and that baby. Today I am going to share that with you all, it did take me sometime. I wanted to make sure I didn’t pack any unnecessary items and only the items I knew I was going to use/need while there. Plus, I honestly have no idea what to expect this time around with us being in the middle of a pandemic.

When we had Mia (over three years ago) I had no idea what to pack, so I packed everything. LITERALLY. Yet we still managed to forget some key items. We even had time to really pack and go through everything because I was induced with Mia, it’s not like I went into labor in the middle of the night. Through out my first delivery process I learned that I really need to only pack what is going to make me comfortable. I had no idea that the hospital would supply the baby items you would need i.e. diapers, wipes, bath products, etc.… I am listing below the items that are in my hospital bag, if there is something that is a must have on your list share it with me! I would love to know!

For Mom:

-Compression socks. I have been using these religiously the last few weeks to help with my swelling from the pregnancy. These would be great for delivery/after delivery because you are pumped with fluids that you tend to swell up.
-Comfy Pajamas. I ordered dark colored button up pajamas. I did not order Maternity pajamas because I wanted something that will last even when I am done breastfeeding. With these being button up they are still breast feeding friendly.
-Shower Sandals. I am bringing my slides, but flip flops are also great.
-Nursing tank tops for during the day.
-Comfy leggings for during the hospital stay or for trip home. (I am packing a loose dress for the trip home)
-Cozy jacket or cardigan.
-Blanket & Pillow

For Dad:

-Socks
-Jacket/sweatshirt
-Tee shirts
-Pillow & blanket

For Baby:

-Going home outfit
-Swaddle blanket
-Mittens
-Burp cloths
-Car seat & car seat Cover

Toiletries:

-Toothbrush & Toothpaste
-Face wash & Moisturizer
-Body Wash
-Lotion
-Deodorant
-Makeup
-Dry Shampoo
-Hairbrush
-Hair Ties
-Glasses
-Contacts/contact case/ solution

Miscellaneous:

-Snacks
-Water
-Phone chargers
-Laptop
-Camera
-Baby Book

XO,
SHAY

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