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September 16th, 2013, 08:10 AM
NewGurl's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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so Im viable in a month so im getting started on my bag Im really hoping I dont need it for another like 5 months but Id rather have it. that and im particualerly antsy this week and feel like iv got to do "something" even though theres nothing to actually do at this point. what am I missing here?

2 oversized shirts
1 PJ pant
pads (they do provide but iv got 2 just in case)

Buy & Pack
a pack of hair ties
a pack of undies
a pack of socks
2 nurseing sleep bras
A toothbrush
Spiral notebook
box of granola bars

Pack day of
magic cards

If 35 weeks or more add just in case

comeing home outfit
nurseing pillow

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September 16th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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I found a tennis ball great for pain relief. Dh would press it into my lower back and massage me with it! Lol. Pretty sure you have everything covered. Your good being so prepared. I don't usually pack mine until 36 weeks!
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September 16th, 2013, 08:19 AM
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wow. can't believe we are inching so close to viability time!

Your list is a good start for me i think! lol

I loved big happy thick, non slip socks for both of my stays with baby. What are magic cards?
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September 16th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Your list looks great to me. When did you deliver your little boy? Are they thinking you will deliver early again?

Thank you *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy
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September 16th, 2013, 08:38 AM
acchickpea's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Well it;s good to pack early!
Not sure if this is just me but I made sure I had my make up / touch up bag with a mirror... I'm not talking about full on cosmetic bag but a bag of essentials.. (might be redundant to what you already packed)

lip balm/moisturizer
face wash
body wash
tooth paste
hair tie
flip-flop/ cozy shoes to walk around in

Pack for your hubby too! Extra undies, a change of clothes, tooth brush

The carseat is a must ;P
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September 16th, 2013, 09:00 AM
Elessara's Avatar Clueless first time mommy
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This makes me want to go and pack my bag now. >_>
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September 16th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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I havent even thought about itYour list looks great.
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September 16th, 2013, 09:05 AM
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I haven't thought about packing a bag yet either although I feel an urgent need to do everything else. Lol

Your list looks great.

Me (29)
DH (34)
DS1 (10)
DD (2)
DS2 (Due in May!!)

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September 16th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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tennis balls is an awsome idea I should start a little natural labor kit to put in my bag to incase things actually do go according to plan.

uhh hehe thats my nerd side showing Magic is a card game me an my boyfriend play i figured if baby comes early there might be alot of time of me just waiting for test result and im no good with stareing at a wall.

Connor came at 36 weeks so just barely preterm but my amniotic fluid was filled with blood which he swallowed alot of & he ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks he chouldnt regulate his body temp dropped from 5lb 8 oz to 4lbs 2 ozs was severely jaundiced and couldnt suckle properly.

so yes they are expecting this one early to since connor was preterm and i got pregnant agin 6 months later plus my hemorage and my weight loss in the beginning put me back to being underweight agin an a few of the low end risks to......thats why im on the 17P injections which we are all hopeing will work but since i have several more risk factors this time then last they just want me to be aware thhat its likely to be earlier rather then later this time.

I acttually dont wearmakeup ever lol but i diid completly forget a hairbrush duh i should put th flip dlops down to.

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September 16th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Wow I feel really lucky right now. My delivering hospital provides literally everything you could possibly need so I don't need a bag at all. If I needed one I think your list would be a great way to go though!
If I delivered at the hospital I'm getting my care at I'd have to bring everything and the sink, they don't even provide after birth pads or more than 2 newborn diapers. I really hate military treatment facilities because they're so unhelpful. I'll be delivering at a civilian hospital where I had my son, theywereamamazing.
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September 16th, 2013, 10:23 AM
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Shampoo or dry shampoo? The hospital kind sucks.

I want to start packing my bag now too!
Holly + DH Jeremy = DS Jackson 4/1/09
and Our rainbow baby girl Adelynn (Addie) 2/10/14!
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September 16th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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I'm delivering at a birth center and we won't have to stay overnight so I'll probably just grab some basic stuff on my way out the door. Lol. Like phone and phone charger and clothes for the baby and myself.

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September 16th, 2013, 10:50 AM
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Wow you sound so prepared!!! I'm very much not there yet. I'm having trouble even thinking about names, let alone packing. I don't think I packed anything until the week before last time. I'm such a procrastinator though. Good for you!
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September 16th, 2013, 12:04 PM
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What about a fleece blanket? Every hospital Ive ever been in is freezing and the thin blankets they have, even doubled with a top sheet it's freaken cold. If I end up in a hospital (crossing fingers for home birth) I'm bringing a fleece throw with me

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September 16th, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Hard candies to suck on while in labor.
An iPod filled with labor relaxation tunes.
Your birth plan, if you write one.
Birthing ball, if you plan to use one.
Cozy socks with treads (I hate the hospitals).
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September 16th, 2013, 04:21 PM
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I don't pack most of the items I need until I'm in labor and usually it's not very many things as all of my deliveries I have been home the next day.
But your post does leaving me wanting to prepare something.......

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