Hospital Bag: Do’s & Don’ts

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These photos were taken a couple weeks before Ford’s birth. It’s funny to look back and see what I thought I needed at the hospital and what I actually used. I packed way too many pajamas! I was under the delusion that my bump would immediately disappear after birth and I would fit into my normal size. Wrong! I stayed in my hospital gown the majority of the time. I changed once into maternity leggings and a robe when visitors came. I also thought I would have a lot of downtime. Guess I heard too many stories of people being in labor for hours and hours. While I was in labor for a long time (12+ hours), there was no way I felt up to doing anything on my laptop or indulging in the face mask I brought. Both seem so silly now!
DO
Camera
Phone Charger
Baby Book Guest Pages
Document Pouch/Folder
Maternity Pajamas
Robe
Socks (1 pair) & Slippers
Maternity Leggings
Nursing Top
Nursing Pillow

Hands-free Pumping Bra

3-5 Outfits for Baby
Going Home Outfit
DON’T
Laptop
Blow Dryer
Beauty Treatments
Non-maternity Pajamas

Shampoo & Conditioner etc.

I am thankful for one little luxury I indulged in pre-baby. The Monday before I gave birth, Lash Co. treated me to a set of lash extensions. What a difference they make! I chose the classic set for a natural look (versus the American volume). It’s so nice to wake up and look fairly “done”, especially now when my time is so limited. I also went home with a Novalash aftercareKIT which includes makeup remover/conditioning wipes, mascara, and a lash brush. Mention “Sunday Beach” for 20% off your first set of lashes!
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My parting advice is to take to the hospital what will make you feel comfortable. You can always pack two bags and leave the one with non-essentials in the car. Better to have it than regret not packing something!

2 Responses to Hospital Bag: Do’s & Don’ts

  1. Great post! I am looking to have some bedding monogrammed and noticed your adorable monogrammed shams on your bed. Did you have those monogrammed in Houston? If so, do you mind sharing?

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