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maternity bra -- no underwire -- and nursing pads
hair ties/clips or bobby pins
mousse for my hair (I have super curly hair so I?m just going to scrunch it and go)
shampoo/soap/body/face wash (travel size)
2 Track/sweat pants
Panty pads (you can use our hospitals but most of the girls suggest bringing overnight pads)
3 pairs of panties you don?t care if they get ruined
Change/dollar bills for vending machine
Cell phone charger
flip flops for shower
-Sleepers, onsies, socks, hats, mittens-
-Car seat cover (we just had a foot of snow fall, so we need it)
Great list so far. I'll add massage oil/lotion for labor, and I second the swimsuit top, our hospital has whirlpool tubs in each room that I totally plan to use during labor!
My list this time will be pretty darn short......
#1: two things of chapstick (the air is dry and the breathing while in labor killed my lips)
#2: Shower shoes.....I just couldn't take a shower in there and I'm not a germaphobe, but everyone in those showers has been bleeding....so, that grossed me out.
#4: one bathrobe, one pair of PJ's, (stuff that fit at around 4-5 months PG)few pairs of socks
#5: hairbrush, toohbrush and paste
#6: my own pillow....I couldn't sleep on theirs
(I'll wear home what I wear there)
#7: just one outfit for baby to come home in (we went right home, so we didn't need anything else... it was a 20 min ride and we had some things they gave us to take home)
And I really think that's the important stuff. My DH went home to shower and could have gotten me whatever else I needed...and this time he has to get home to put DS#1 to bed and wake up at home with him....so, getting extra things isn't a problem.
The only clothes I'm taking with me are the ones I'll be leaving in (and the ones I arrive in).
A few pair of socks
Quite a few pair of underwear...I'm sure they'll need changed often.
Nursing bras/Nursing Pads
Camera/Battery Charger/Card Reader to transfer photos
Video camera and charger
Some make-up for when guests start to arrive (pictures will be around forever, i'd like to look half-way decent)
Shampoo/Conditioner (I plan to buy some travel sizes or buy travel size containers)
Lotion (also travel size)
...That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
Baby Book for Footprints
A few onesies (different sizes)
A few sleepers (also different sizes)
A beanie hat I had made for him with his name on it.
...The hospital will have the rest such as diapers, pacifiers, formula (if I need it)
We'll probably take a diaper bag too and just leave it in the car.