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January 7th, 2014, 06:27 AM
melissalaw's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Have you packed your bag for the hospital yet? When did you pack it? if you haven't packed it when will you pack it?

I haven't yet packed my bag for the hospital. I will probably wait until after my next appointment and see how my cervix is doing and decide then when to pack. I do have a pile of things for the baby just in case I go into labor before I do pack. I'm not that concerned with my stuff but want to make sure that I have the outfits that I want for him.

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January 7th, 2014, 06:41 AM
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My bags are packed as of last week. I will probably go over my due date but it was fun to do!
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January 7th, 2014, 06:47 AM
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I packed my bags the week of Christmas, a little early but dh was off and could entertain Frankie while I did it. I'm pretty sure I'm going past my edd but I'm happy it's done. I packed toiletries, a towel, 2 pair of pants, 3 pair of underwear, 3 shirts, 3 pair of socks, nursing bra, baby blanket, 2 baby coming home outfits and that's it. Dh still needs to get his stuff together.

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January 7th, 2014, 06:47 AM
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I've had my bag packed for a few weeks because I only have about 2 weeks left!
I have PJ's/clothes, nursing bra, toiletries, makeup (I don't know why lol), phone charger, nook and charger(just in case), and outfits to bring the girls home in with the hope that they don't need the nicu. I also have the diaper bag to bring, although the hospital should have diapers etc for us to use.
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January 7th, 2014, 06:48 AM
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I have her bag all packed and ready to go, as well as her car seat. My bag is ready also, I just got my last few things I needed the other day. I just have to remember to throw my slippers in there when its time, because I am wearing them around the house.

Now my mom has to pack her bag, since she will be my partner during labor! Hers is just more about being prepared, making sure we have food and stuff prepared for the pets so that someone can come over and take care of them while we are both gone.

Luckily we are only 5 minutes from the hospital so its close enough for her to take some time and go home, and for all my family to come see us
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January 7th, 2014, 06:52 AM
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Bag is not packed. I have a mental list of things I might like to bring. I'm sure I'll start a handwritten list here shortly of things I want in the bag. But I don't see myself throwing things into a bag until it's time for delivery. Anything I would bring to the hospital (which will be minimal because I'm a minimalist) is something that I most likely use on a daily basis anyway.

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January 7th, 2014, 06:54 AM
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Terra, it is SO wonderful that your mother is so supportive of you!

I haven't packed mine yet. I'm pretty sure this baby is staying put until due. I'll get to it around the beginning of February probably. I'm not due until the 23rd anyway, so it will be plenty of time!
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January 7th, 2014, 07:24 AM
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January 7th, 2014, 07:32 AM
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My bag is not yet packed, but it will be by tonight. I always pack at 35 weeks, and that's today!!
Joey and I are going shopping in a bit to get a few things that I'll need, and then I'll start my packing.
I can update later with what I put in. I have a basic list, so I could list it all now, but I'm typing one handed from my phone right now
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January 7th, 2014, 09:57 AM
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Mine is mostly packed. I just will need to add the items I use daily like hair dryer and phone charger.

DH even has his bag packed, which considering he is the king of procrastination is very funny to me
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January 7th, 2014, 10:35 AM
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I have my bag halfway packed. All baby girl's stuff is in there and a few items for me is in there. The other stuff will probably go in around 36 weeks. I still need to get some stuffed packed for DH and DS.
I gotta clean the car out really well and get DH to install the car seat.

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January 7th, 2014, 01:08 PM
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My daughter's staying the night at aunties or grandma bag is packed, but I haven't gotten to mine yet.
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January 7th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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I haven't packed yet. I'm putting everything Im going to bring in a dresser drawer for now. I have almost everything I need now. It just needs to go in the bag, but I'm holding off on that and may not pack up until I'm in labor. We have a limited selection of luggage and there's a chance we may be doing one last over night trip to my parent's house as a last visit before he's born and if that's the case, I'll need my overnight bag for that before I put everything in it for the hospital.
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January 7th, 2014, 09:16 PM
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I'm packing next week at 35 weeks. Still a little in denial. I did take the car seat out the box.
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January 7th, 2014, 09:42 PM
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So, I put in something to wear home, including pads and nursing pads. I just wear the hospital gowns and mesh panties they provide while I'm there.
I have some fuzzy socks, slippers, my toiletries, some hard candies. Ill add my hairbrush, toothbrush/toothpaste, phone chargers, cameras and chargers, my iPad. Ill grab my pillow. I have lots of ponies, a new Chapstick, hand sanitizer. I need to put my robe in (I have three, and just nw making this list realized I forgot to throw one in). My husband has some pajamas, clean socks/undies. He will come home to shower and change when needed.
In baby's bag I have his coming home outfit, a few swaddle blankets as well as a nice soft blanket, diapers and wipes (though I know those are provided), some suckies, a tube of Vaseline, lotion, and a few of those long sleeve side snap shirts. The hospital usually provides them, but I found a 3 pack on clearance at Motherhood Maternity ($8) that are green and yellow-much cuter than the plain white. Since that's all I ever keep my babies in at the hospital anyway, ill just use those instead of the white ones...
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January 7th, 2014, 10:01 PM
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Nope not yet. I have 7 more weeks. That's forever right? Not to mention I still don't have coming home outfits for either gender or enough of my own clothes to spare any just sitting in a bag. I'm wondering if this denial to get ready has anything to do with having a csection last time? I just can't actually imagine going into labor at any random point...
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January 7th, 2014, 10:04 PM
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I haven't packed my bags for myself yet, but I am at work and was having a few contractions, so hubby packed them for me EEK! So I will have to recheck and make sure whats all in it when I get home Baby boys bag has been packed for about a week or so
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January 8th, 2014, 08:35 AM
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Going to drugstore this weekend to pick up extra toiletries and snacks. I will pack some stuff (hopefully) this weekend. I always intend to, but DS keeps me so darn occupied on the weekends!
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