What to pack in my Hospital Delivery Bag?

Monday, June 25, 2012

The time has come to finally pack my hospital bag in case I go into labor.  The last ultrasound I had before I left the hospital said that Ryker's due date moved up to June 25th, which is today, but it could just mean that he's just a big boy.  Nonetheless, he could come any day now and here's what I decided to pack in my labor bag:

I love this LV Graffiti Neverfull Bag - I used it as Keira's baby bag when she was born.  It fits a ton of things and the bright pink graffiti writing makes me smile :)

What's in my Labor Toiletry Bag?

I ran out of my Mama Mio oil so I wanted to try something else so I picked up this Organix Argan Dry Oil which says it helps to restore elasticity. You can also use this oil in the shower for added moisture and when you get out of the shower to seal it in.  So far I LOVE how it feels - not greasy at all plus the price is great at $8!

I don't think they provided these at the hospital but they're always good to have

This eyeliner is AMAZING because it just does NOT budge, especially along the waterline.  Eyeliner is part of my daily makeup routine, it helps open and brighten up my eyes.  I normally use MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, but this waterproof one would be best to apply before going into the hospital so it won't come off during the labor process and your eyes won't look so tired in photos :)  Plus it doesn't irritate my eyes at all and I have to wear contacts, so I absolutely love it.

Blush is one of my favorite beauty products because it can help contour and brighten up your face. I got this blush in color SUNSWEPT it has golden and pink tones that are beautiful together.

This was in the Labor Kit that Kim made - I had to take all her essentials with me!

These were also in the Labor Kit that Kim made.  You can never have enough hair ties or clips to keep the hair out of your face during labor!

I can't forget my contact solution and case

10.  Toothbrush & Toothpaste

TIP:  Use Large Ziploc bags to help separate your clothes from your little one's clothes so it's easy to find and their clothes stay clean in the bag.  

Clothes I packed for ME:

- 2 PJ Sets
- Nursing Tank Tops & Bras
- Comfortable Underwear
- Lightweight Robe 
- Leggings
- Comfy and loose clothes to come home in
- My eye glasses & case

Things I packed for BABY:

(* Before I packed his clothes I washed them all in DREFT and put them in the dryer with Bounce Free & Sensitive Dryer Sheets to prevent irritation)

- Baby no-scratch Mittens 
- Tiny socks (that look like little Jordan shoes)
- Onesies 
- Hat
- Soft blanket
- Little Pampers bag with a couple newborn diapers and wipes (the hospital should have these too)
- Clothes for Picture Time (most hospitals have a photographer that comes around to take the babies first photos so it's good to have an outfit picked out in case)

Other things I'll take are:

- Camera
- Slippers (which I'll probably wear on my way to the hospital)
- Flip Flops to wear in the shower
- Hair Brush
- Installed Car Seat & Base for taking the baby home
- My Nook for reading during the day
- A mini reading light
- iPhone for playing music in the room
- My list of contacts (family & close friends) for Erik to text when I go into labor

Now, it's just time to wait for those lovely contractions to begin!

For all of you expecting soon, I wish you the best of luck for a beautiful and safe delivery! Congratulations!

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