When it came time to think about packing my hospital bag, I did a bunch of research. I googled and clicked on tons of links, looking at what different women had packed. I could tell that some of the things weren’t what I wanted/needed, and I sort of compiled my list as a hybrid of everyone else’s bags.
Which is a good idea in theory. My husband and I sat down and made a list. (You guys, the Reminders app on the iPhone? It is a very fancy way for husband’s to efficiently nag their wives. Do NOT enable the “sharing” part. Learn from my error.) And then over the course of two weeks, we gradually filled the bag with all kinds of things. And though it zips, it’s absurd in its fullness, and I know that if I actually need any of the things in the bag, I cannot even hope to get to them.
And, to make matters worse, my husband has his own bag, which contains his change of clothes, his snacks, and my camera, because I just don’t have enough room in the bag. He also has the phone chargers, a computer, and a flip video camera. So yeah … two bags.
Since I’m realizing that this is absurd, and I have nothing else to do today, I am reorganizing the bag (since labor is CLEARLY not happening right now), and I need help. Which of these things do I NOT need in the bag, and, of course, am I missing anything? (Is it even possible that I could be missing anything?)
So, in that mess, what do we not need? Is there anything else I’m missing?!