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Well, I can’t say I’ve been very regular in participating in “Fetus Fridays” for Amy Beth and Roomie. Mostly because I have no advice, I need the advice too! Also, I love you AB, but I really hate the word fetus. To me it is what you call the baby if you don’t actually consider it a baby. I know that is not what you mean at all, it is just how I tend to interpret the word!
Anyway, this week’s question was: What do you pack for the hospital?
This is a topic we’ve thrown around lately on my mommy-to-be message board, so I thought I’d relay the advice I’ve been given and then ask for your help as well!
Most of the ladies who are already moms say: pack much lighter than you think you need to. You will need a few outfits for you–yoga pants and pajamas you don’t mind if they get ruined seem to be the main staples. If your partner in labor will not be able to get back home quickly, you will need clothes for him/her as well. Remember, trips home are going to get old. For yourself, you definitely need a nursing bra (although I’ve been confused on how to know what size you need??). Up in the air is whether you need to bring your own toiletries…I guess the hospital probably provides these? For baby, you just need what you will have to have for going home: an incredibly cute outfit or two for going home and pictures; a carseat; maybe a blanket. I think most moms have asserted having some entertainment, like a few DVDs, also helps. And of course, the camera!!
So, what do you think? What should I pack for the hospital? I tend to underpack, actually, most of the time and I don’t want to have to send Mr. V running home half an hour away too many times.
I am definitely keeping our bag in the car from 36 weeks on, because I am working right up to when I have the baby, and I don’t want to worry about running home for it when I am in labor!!