For the past few weeks, I’ve been gathering up gear that I will need for my short stay in the hospital when I give birth. My leisurely packing began around the 37 week mark, when I found the perfect going home outfit for my little guy. Since then, I’ve been lazily throwing items in the direction of the luggage, hoping I don’t forget anything when the time actually comes and we rush out the door.
So far, I packed a few baby items such as some cute onesies and swaddling blankets. I’ve gather up a change of clothes for my husband, and have packed a few essentials for myself. Essential things like my own pillow, a warm throw blanket, a comfortable going home outfit, and of course some of my favorite snacks.
I’ve given birth three times, and if I’ve learned anything, I’ve learned that it’s 2 short days of amazing bonding with your new baby before being discharged into the “real world”. Knowing what I know now, I’ve decided that it’s ok to splurge on a few things, to make my time in the hospital as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible.
A few splurge worthy items you just *might* find hiding in my hospital bag:
Kindle Fire, $199 1 of 6I love my eReader because I can read a book, check twitter, facebook and email, all while one handed, breastfeeding, with the lights out.
Bravado Designs, Original Nursing Bra, $35 2 of 6The first few days as my milk begins to come in, a great nursing bra that I can be worn both day and night is essential.
Purchase: Bravado Designs
Milkstars, The Nancy PJ Set, $79 3 of 6Even in the midst of just giving birth, I still want to feel beautiful without losing comfort. A great pair of PJ's is just what the fashion doctor ordered.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, $22.50 4 of 6My lips completely dry out during labor and delivery. One thing I always keep by my bedside postpartum is my favorite lip treatment.
Smartwool Socks, $20.95 5 of 6Hospitals are oftentimes very chilly, and I always pack a pair or two of really great socks.
Sorel Nakiska Slippers, $55 6 of 6For keeping my feet warm and cozy while making trips to the restroom and lounging in the postpartum room.
Have you splurged on anything fantastic to throw in your hospital bag?
Emily loves to splurge on all sorts of baby and pregnancy related gear!
Emily also blogs on her personal site, DesignHER Momma.