That checklist is a really good one. It had stuff on there I never even thought about taking.
Take flushable wet wipes. The hospital toilet paper is horrible for after birth.
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16-05-2012 14:05 #12
Oh my! Thanx for all the advice soooo many things I wouldn't have even thought of, how far along was everyone when you started to pack?
16-05-2012 14:11 #13
DD2 I was lazy and was planning on packing at 38weeks but dd2 had other plans and came early before I packed anything. Packing what you can think of while having contractions isnt a pleasant experience. Esp. when you forget to pack underwear which is needed after birth lol
So my best advice is be prepared from 30+weeks. You never know when bub will enter the world.
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Dont put your favourite cutsie outfit you picked out for bub's birth on her/him straight away cos it only gets all bloody and gooey! Save it for a going home outfit
Dont paint your toe nails! if you have to have a c section they need to take it off and it wastes time!
Pack some nibbles - pkt of chips, bickies, lollies, juice
Pack some nice clothes that u can feed from - so u dont feel yuck when visitors come.
Good maternity pads that go right up ur back lol and high undies.
Camera and a back up camera.
Pen to write on cards who got bubs what.
A lovely soft warm blanket to wrap bubs in ....make that a ouple as they get bloody.
16-05-2012 14:17 #15
Thanx, I'm 30 weeks now but I don't no if it's just a feeling or I am hoping he will come early lol
16-05-2012 14:21 #16
16-05-2012 14:37 #17
One thing I'll add, is some nail scissors or clippers for yourself. Whilst in transition, I've dug my nails into dh's shoulder, for dd1, and into the bed for dd2, I broke my nails off into really sharp points. This was a really traumatic thing for me when I scratched dd1 with my broken nails. I didn't have anything to cut them with, and ended up scratching her again when I next changed her nappy.
Lots of maternity pads, for labour as well as after. For dd2, I was induced via arm, the water soaks through the maternity pads constantly and I couldn't stand it running down my legs, so I went through nearly an entire pack of pads during labour, and I'd not packed enough.
16-05-2012 14:52 #18
I recommend food! About halfway through my second labour, I felt like I had never eaten before in my life. Cafeteria was closed (probably wouldn't have made it that far anyway! lol) and I didn't have anything with me. The midwives were nice enough to get something made for me, but I'm sure not all of them would, so I'll be packing something this time, and it's good for between meals in hosp too, as after labour and if you're breastfeeding you'll probably be fairly hungry.
16-05-2012 17:50 #19
The first 4 months was horrible morning sickness all day every day but eventually stoped now just sore back and lots of kicks in the ribs so looking forward to finally getting some cuddle time
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