Is anyone thinking about their bag(s) yet ?
When will you start packing ?
What are you going to bring ?
AFM, I made my list months ago and packed his bag a couple weeks ago after I washed all of his clothes. I'm just taking his diaper bag with what I would normally keep in it. I picked a couple of different outfits that looked to be a little different in size and fit. Our DD ended up being too big for her take home outfit, so I was glad that we had something a little less adorable to put her in to ride home.
I don't know when I'll actually pack my bag. I'm not in a big hurry right now, but we are going on a weekend trip for DH's birthday the weekend of Feb 1-4, so I will have it packed by then to take with us just in case. We are only going about an hour away. That is my limit so close to go time. I will be 36 weeks that weekend.
I'll take all my toiletries, a comfy outfit for lounging in at the hospital, and a fresh outfit to come home in. I'll have my ipad, iphone, and camera with their chargers so we can share photos with family who can't be in the area and friends who I'm asking to wait to meet baby until he comes home. My ipad will also be nice if my labor is anything like DD's. My water broke and then nothing really happened for about 10 hours. I was mostly walking, but it was nice to sit down and mess around on my laptop occasionally as well. A breastfeeding pillow and some nursing pads just in case. I've already been having leaking issues. I'll just use the pads and other supplies they provide for the most part. DH will probably just throw an extra change of clothes and some deodorant in my bag. Because of work and DD we aren't sure how much time he will be spending up there.And I will make him pack me snacks
I'm also packing a bag for our DD. We haven't finalized plans but I suspect she will stay with my parents while I'm in the hospital. I'll pack everything she needs ahead of time and then add things like her leap pad last minute so she has something to entertain herself with if she decides that her brother is boring when visiting We will also have a gift set aside for her from the baby, no idea what yet!