What’s in My Hospital Bag – Round Two!

February 5, 2021

    What’s in My Hospital Bag Round Two!

    Photo by Sara Kalish

    Ummmm anyone remember when Jord so politely asked me *not* to overpack for the hospital again?! Meanwhile the list I brought last time was exactly what we flipping needed and used.. I consider myself a decent packer. Sure on vacations (lol whatever those were), I tend to over pack, but for the hospital with Ez I did nail it the first time.

    I used basically every single item we packed and referenced that list when I was making this one. It was just the right amount of stuff and it all fits in a smaller duffel/carry on bag. Now this time around I do plan on packing all of my food in a separate bag. But that is because we are still in the middle of COVID and my mom can’t bring me snacks all day like last time!

    Here’s what is in my hospital bag, using this bag:

    1. Night gown and this set: I lived in night gowns at the hospital. Oversized and baggy and just what I wanted post labor. I remember sweating a ton in our room so not really bringing anything too warm/fuzzy. And I wore the same robe everyday. I also got this oversized night gown tee shirt and this jumpsuit cozy pajamas thing I love and it’s great for nursing.
    2. Mom washer: just incase I have a vaginal birth this time
    3. 2 outfits for baby: I packed newborn sizes/gowns (last time Ez stayed in hospital clothes basically the whole time)
    4. 2 blankets for baby: really just for photos and such
    5. Jacket for baby to go home in
    6. Travel size hair products + dental products + face wash, etc: I went into labor with 9 day dirty hair so I had to wash it there. Fingers crossed I will not do that this time but packing just incase
    7. Blow dryer + curling wand: again just incase
    8. Toilet paper – um yes this is a must when they give you cardboard TP
    9. Pair of slippers/slip on shoes – I will likely wear these the whole time we are there
    10. Shower shoes/flip flops
    11. Pumping bra – I use hospital pump when I am there
    12. Large towel for shower
    13. Extension cord + phone charger
    14. Photo ID + insurance card
    15. Outfit to go home in – something sweatpants and loose. Leggings are torture postpartum IMO
    16. 10,000 snacks to eat and maybe a toaster (..kidding but not really)
    17. Not packing: a birth plan (pointless in my opinion – I go with the flow here), socks, underwear, diapers, bottles! The hospital provides this for you
    18. Snacks I am packing:
      1. JOJO’s peanut butter delights (code RACHL)
      2. Gum and manuka honey candies (code RACHL)
      3. Batch of my Addicting Gluten-free Cinnamon Peanut Butter Granola
      4. Hu hunks + crackers (code RACHL)
      5. Literally a jar of peanut butter (code RACHL)
      6. Perfect bars + Go Macro bars

    That’s a wrap!! Now fingers crossed this baby stays in the womb for 4-5 more weeks – EEK!

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