@eecuadrado: I just finished packing my bag last night and we are going in to be induced this morning at 37w. I kinda had an oh sh*t moment after my 36w appointment last week when i got sent to L&D for monitoring so i finally got my act together…
Here’s what I have in my bag including the items which my BFF told me to pack after having her baby 2 weeks ago.
1)Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shampoo, toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, deodorant, hair ties, chapsticks, hair ties, brush, nail clippers/file, lotion, towel, pads, nursing pads)
2)Clothes: Robe, underwear, yoga pants, nursing cami’s, nursing bras, sleep wear that opens in the front, socks with stickies on bottom for walking halls of hospital. Going home outfit for baby (Clothes for Darling Husband also including comfy athletic pants & swim trunks in case i need him to help me labor in shower)
3)Tools for Labor: tennis balls in a sock for back massage, socks filled with rice to be heated and help with pains of labor, yoga/labor ball, Motherlove Birth & Baby Oil (good for massage on arms/shoulders & the nurses at my hospital like to use it on perinum to help stretch it out during delivery) We also packed our cheat sheet of different positions to labor in
4) Comforts: Lots of snacks (apple sauce, chips, crackers, cookies), girl scout cookies & candy bars for the nurses, pillow & blanket (set for me and set for DH) phone chargers, camera, boppy, small bills and change for vending machines
We will have the camera battery charger in the car (don’t anticipate needing it but incase we do it’ll just be outside), we also have our iPads and some of my trash magazines to flip through incase we get bored (?) – i packed a diaper bag but am not planning on bringing it inside but it seems like a mom thing to have ready in my car along with the carseat. We also have an adaptor for our iPad that allows us to put the memory card from our camera into it and upload pictures so we have that in the camera bag so we can upload pics as needed. Darling Husband is bringing his hotspot so we’ll have our own wifi and won’t have to rely on the hospitals wifi. I am bringing a small blue tooth speaker to stream music on incase i need something to focus on besides the tv. I’ll be sure to let you know if there’s something i found useless or something i found that i really needed/wanted but didn’t pack. Off i go!