This is my 8th child, and still I find myself racking my brain for what I need to bring to the hospital. I finally decided to just put it all in a document and keep it on my computer and share it with you as well!
First of all, let me say that I am a procrastinator when it comes to packing for the hospital. Typically, you will find me doing it while in full fledged labor, sitting down for contractions and getting back up to throw more stuff in.
While this time there will still be things I throw in last minute, I did use the oversized fabric bag shown above to pack quite a bit of the things on my list ahead of time (the reason I have this bag is because I won a prize package a few weeks back from BellyButtonBoutique! I never win anything, so this was a HUGE thrill!) Since today is my 40 week OB appointment, I will be hauling it with me to the appointment. (I drive quite a distance to go the doctor because many doctors and hospitals in my area do not allow VBACs.)
Please keep in mind, this list is MY list and is not all inclusive. There are things I have found I don’t need and there are things I need that you may not need. You will also notice a note next to the Going Home Outfit for baby. Our family has a tradition started when our first was born at 8 pounds, 15 ounces and the outfit I thought I was going to bring him home in didn’t even fit over his head! Ever since then, Daddy has had the honor of going out after baby is born and choosing the outfit baby will come home in!
So, without further ado, here’s my list in a .pdf file: CLICK HERE