For those of you still waiting, I thought I'd quickly post some of the things I wish I had packed in my hospital bag while it's still fresh in my mind. Keep in mind, though, that I had to stay for 2 nights because my GBS was positive, so if you are only staying one night, you may not need some of these things.
Snacks! I wish I had packed some yummy treats in my bag. I ate plenty during my stay there, but I got kind of hungry when I'd be up for the nighttime feedings.
Rented movies. My husband was at home with our other kids for quite a bit of the time while I was there--well, he was with me for much of the day since my mom was with my kids, but he was home at night--so I was kind of bored and cable TV was no help so I wished I had some good movies to watch.
More clothes and blankets for baby. The nurses said I could put Leila in her own clothes and blankets pretty much right after birth and I had only brought a couple of outfits and a couple of blankets so once those were dirtied, I was out!
Body wash. I brought my facial cleanser, which I ended up using as a body wash, but I didn't have any actual body wash to use in the shower. Might have been nice to have a sample size or small bottle of body wash and a soft loofah to use while there.
Dental floss. I had forgotten to bring some!!!
One more thing that I can think of right now: the photographers never told me in advance that they were coming, nor did they tell me that they would want ME to be in the photos so I was totally unprepared when they walked in. Luckily, I had a clean outfit for Leila to wear and they gave me a quick few minutes to put on some makeup--in a hurry!!--so I felt ok about the photos but I really wish I had been prepared in advance. So word to the wise: be prepared for photographers just in case! They came in the day after Leila was born, in the morning.
I'll update more as I think of things!!