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  #1  
July 25th, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Just wondering I wasn't very prepared the first time with DD, didn't have my bag packed. This time it is mostly packed already!

What are planning on putting in your hospital bag?
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July 25th, 2010, 07:07 PM
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I'm trying to pack lighter this time, but we'll see how much this adds up to be...

clothes to go home in
brush, hair ties, small bag of make up, soap, shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste
fuzzy socks
flip flops (I'll probably wear them there and home )
nursing bras
nursing pads
breast support pillow (it's about the size of your hand, maybe)
iPod touch (email and web!)
cell phone, chargers for both the iPod and phone
camera (fully charged)
maybe a couple snacks (protein bars kind of thing)
baby clothes (can't pack til we know the weather conditions)
gift for DD from the baby (stilllll don't know what to get her!)
robe to get around in
towel for shower

What I'm using from the hospital:

hospital gown (they work for me)
net underwear (good enough to ruin!)
pads
baby blanket (you get to keep the one they use)
diapers
baby hat
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July 25th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Granny panties
Fuzzy socks
slippers
Robe
Nightshirt
Sweatpants
Sweatshirt
Outfit to wear home
Phone/charger
Camera/charger
Ipod
Laptop
Book
Hair scrunchy/clip
Lip medex
Nasal strips
Hairbrush
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Hard Candy
Shampoo/conditioner/body wash/deoderant
Flip flops
Makeup/makeup remover
Baby Book
Pillow

For Baby:
NB and 0-3 outfits
hats
mittens
socks
receiving blanket
pacis
car seat

DBF:
Change of clothes
Change for vending machines
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July 25th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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i am still in the process of deciding what to pack, i keep thinking I think i will want that... last time i wish i had.... i could use that.....

but this time i hope not to stay as long ( i stayed in the room in room in the nicu for 5 days)

so my answer is i don't know but should really start making some decisions!
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July 25th, 2010, 07:47 PM
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I finally sat down and made up the list yesterday:

Blanket
Boppy Pillow

Breast pump
Nipple cream
Breast pads
Nursing bra

Towel
Razor
Maxi pads
Shampoo & Conditioner
Toothbrush & Paste
Hair brush and ties
Hair product

Mine and Baby's going home outfit
Granny underwear
Socks

Spray bottle with fan

DVDs & MP3 Player
Camera
Video Camera
Cell phones
Chargers

Change for machines
Notepad and pen
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July 25th, 2010, 07:52 PM
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Spray bottle with fan
Great idea!!
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July 25th, 2010, 07:58 PM
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Great idea!!
I can't claim it as my own but it sounds fantastic!
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July 25th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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stretchy pants
nursing tank
socks
tooth paste
tooth brush
body soap
underwear
baby clothes
baby blanket
baby socks
baby hat
baby mittens
camera
....that's what i've got packed so far
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July 25th, 2010, 08:52 PM
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I am going to keep it VERY simple, because with both babies I bled through each time and just bled through the hospital gowns , etc.. so I will NOT be getting dressed until time to leave...

Also they provide everything for baby....blankets, wipes, diapers, formula, nose sucker, etc.


I will bring...
For me
Stretchy pants
Comfortable Tshirt since you still look pregnant.
Flip Flops
Socks for wearing with hospital gown
Charger
Camera
Tooth paste/toothbrush

Baby

2 or 3 cute outfits
Headbands
Carseat & Blanket

Our hospital sends you home with everything that was in the rolling drawers..so we will get all the extra formula, disposable bottles that are pre-filled, wipes, diapers, receiving blankets, etc, as well as tucks, dermoplast spray, pads, etc.
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July 25th, 2010, 10:06 PM
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i'm not too worried about the bag. I have not packed it yet. whatever I forget or need, I will send someone to wal-mart for. My house is only 20 minutes from hospital, so no biggy. This is weird for me, because I am a very organized person, who always makes lists. I am just very chill this time around. Maybe it is just the BTDT in me, or just getting more relaxed as I get older. After many trips/vacations....I have learned that whatever I need/forget I can always buy (or send someone to buy.)
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July 25th, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Really don't know yet LOL I only packed a bag with my last one LOL I always just got DH to pick up what I needed.
I will just have my going home outfit, shower/bathroom supplies. Camera, iphone and chargers.
I'll have Layla's diaper bag packed and ready, and bring a couple outfits. Also by tradition DH goes and picks out outfits with the kids before coming back to visit us the next morning
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July 25th, 2010, 10:32 PM
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I'll pack a bag even if I have a home birth, just in case I end up having to head to the hospital at some point. I'm thinking I'll pack

Toiletries (face wash, lotion, toothpaste/brush, hairbrush, hair ties, shampoo/conditioner, glasses and extra contacts, lots of chapstick)
Nightgown/Sleep shirt (I just hate hospital gowns and want to be comfy!)
Nursing bra/tank top
Underpants
Stretch pants and T shirt (to lounge around in if I stay for 24 hours or more...though I might have those on when I get there. I forgot I won't go to the hospital naked.)
Leggings to wear home
Cute shirt to wear home
Extra pair of flip flops (in case I leave home without any )
Water bottle
Gatorade
Snacks!! (granola bars, cookies, etc.)
Pillow (I'm a huge baby. I can't sleep without my own pillow)
Phone charger
iPod and docking station if I can steal it back from my brother by then
Books and magazines and crossword puzzles
Spare set of keys (I guarantee mine will be left/locked in somewhere)

For baby:
2 outfits
3 diapers (one to come home in, 2 extra just in case)
blanket
car seat (well, it will be in my car...which will have to somehow make it to the hospital...I haven't thought that far)
burp cloth
memory book (so I can take notes right away!)
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July 25th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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I have no clue. I really need to get on this. I will prob. cheat from some of your lists (thanks).
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July 25th, 2010, 10:57 PM
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I'm totally frustrated on the robe issue. My favorite is an old one of DH's he keeps trying to toss out so I have appropriated. It's very ragged though. I have a purple one of my own, but it's that fleecy material (not absorbent), whereas his is terrycloth (absorbent).

So I hate how mine feels when you get out of the shower if I've missed any spots for drying. So I don't use it at all, not even if I'm just getting up for something, and don't want it at the hospital either.

I keep trying to find me a nice big fluffy terry cloth (that doesn't look so terrible!), and they don't exist! I might just take this comfy one and say forget it about how it looks. lol.
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