i looked at about 376 different
hospital packing lists and
this is what we ended up bringing.
we packed in a large suitcase
because we wanted extra space
to put all the things they send
you home with.
and i would rather one bigger bag
than several smaller ones.
(i hate clutter)
> 2 pairs of pajama pants
>1 pair of maternity cropped yoga pants
>2 piko tops (great for nursing)
>1 kimono (i wore the same outfit home that i wore there since i immediately changed into a gown when i got there)
>i bought undies specifically for after birth since i don't typically wear that style but still wanted them to be pretty.
>toiletries (didn't bring makeup)
>extra ponytail holder
>shorts/tshirts/pajama pants and
a warm zip up jacket
>regular shoes & flip flops
>one outfit for at the hospital and one for going home
>muslin blanket since it was warm out
>a "fun bag" for when she visited.
(melissa & doug sticker books,
a stamp set, etc.)
>snacks (i knew i'd be on a restricted diet after surgery, so i brought sugar free pudding cups, luna bars, several "go picnic" boxes with crackers & peanut butter)
>drinks and a cooler bag (much cheaper than the hospital canned drinks!)
>down comforter for daddy
>pillows with dark grey pillowcases so that they didn't get left behind
AND THE BEST FOR LAST....
>a candle warmer with a small candle.
you guys, i hate the smell of hospitals. who doesn't. you obviously can't have open flames in a hospital, but candle warmers are fine. i got my favorite scent from anthro and had it on the whole time. the room smelled SO GOOD and everyone that came in commented on it. if you know anyone having a baby, this should be your gift to them. ;)