What's In My Hospital Bag

I've had my bag packed for a little while now and am ready to head off to the hospital when the time is right. Since this is the second time around there's a few things that I realized I didn't use the first time that I packed, and also some things I wish I had brought.

I'm bringing:
  • Tablet.
  • Outfit for baby. 
  • Lotion.
  • Swaddle blanket.
  • Outfit for me (plus nursing pads, and nursing bra).
  • Socks and a warm sweater (when my milk comes in I get super bad chills and these were items I didn't take the first time around and really wish I would have).

Not pictured:
  • Phones.
  • Chargers.
  • Camera (in it's own bag).
  • Snacks (for Adam).
  • My water jar that goes everywhere with me.

  • Medical cards, make-up, chapstick, and other stuff will be in my purse (which will be going with me, of course).

Last time I brought more clothes, and also my laptop, both of which ended up being a good thing since I was stuck at the hospital five days, but I'm really hoping I'm in and out much faster this second time around.

Is there anything I'm missing? I'd love to hear what you found useful (or didn't) when you went to the hospital.


  1. Praying for you! We're in the middle of hurricane Harvey here . In houston a lady had go give birth in an ambulance. I hope all goes well for you. Christina

  2. My last baby was 35 years ago, but I remember what I used and didn't use. No tablets or cell phones in my day...darn!
    I brought socks, so glad I did, my feet froze. I brought a new, special magazine to browse through...don't recall looking at it much.
    They told us to bring a sucker/lollipop to keep our mouths from getting too dry. And an old fashioned hand fan if we were too hot. I had a funny story to tell after it was all over. I was getting close to delivery...I looked over at my hubby. He was sucking my lollipop and fanning himself with my fan! I don't think I thought it was too funny at the time...but boy did we all got a kick out of it later!
    They also told me to bring something special that we could sit somewhere in the room to concentrate/meditate on. My two year daughter had a small bean bag Kermit that she took everywhere. We decided he would be my "special" thing. She was very proud of that! We propped him on a shelf in the corner...and I did a lot of staring at that frog! It did help take my mind off the pain.
    Looks like you've got it pretty well covered! Can't wait to see the new little one.
    P.S. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to write a novel!


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