Today marks week 33 of this pregnancy! Feeling better. The house is more or less coming back together after the mini-crisis the past two weeks… knock on wood. Ah I don’t want to jinx it. Hah
I cannot believe I’ll be full-term in just four weeks. HOW did that happen? Ah the nerves are kicking in…
As much as we can try and plan, I know there’s nothing that will really prepare us for life with baby. Everything’s about to change. We’re excited. And nervous. But mostly excited to meet our baby boy.
We have a “To Do Before Baby” list taped to our fridge and oddly, fleamageddon forced us to get through a lot of the house cleaning stuff! Closets and storage spaces are THOROUGHLY purged and cleaned ten times over. Everything in the house has been washed. Like really. Hah literally our home has never been cleaner.
We chose a pediatrician. We got a bigger car.
The big final things are attending a labor/delivery session with our OBGYN office, Dan getting whatever shot it is he needs, washing all of baby’s things, and… hanging the curtains in the nursery! That’s literally it. Ah.
I realized anything could happen so I am preemptively planning on what I’ll need in our hospital bag for when the big day comes… I’ve had a lot of you ask so I thought I’d share it here!
First and foremost: a roomy weekender bag. I really love this roomy style by Cuyana.
cozy socks (2-3 pairs)
striped blue pajamas (blue to welcome baby boy! Might just use these for photos…)
maternity nursing PJ set (to have an additional fresh set that is extra stretchy)
black cotton briefs (one size up)
slippers (for walking around)
FOR FEELING LIKE A HUMAN:
toiletries: my favorite shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face soap & moisturizer (in toiletries bag)
some basic make-up (CC cream, bronzer, eyeliner, tinted chapstick)
hair ties and hair clips
phone, laptop, and camera chargers
laptop (for watching favorite comforting shows)
snacks (granola bars, nuts, goldfish crackers)
COMING HOME OUTFIT FOR MOM:
COMING HOME OUTFIT FOR BABY:
coming home outfit: leaning toward this simple onesie
this heirloom blanket with grey lace trim
Stupid question – do we need bottles?
Any other tips or advice on what to bring?
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