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What’s In My Hospital Bag


I was just thinking about how much I would’ve loved to read this as I was packing for Aspen’s birth.  Now as a second time mom I feel like I have a pretty good grip on what I need to bring to the hospital this time around so lucky for you guys, I’m sharing it all (pics included below)!

Pack it all up in:

  • Storksak bag with organizers so I can grab what I need from each compartment. It’s a duffle on wheels so it fits everything I need without feeling like luggage.
  • Boppy body pillow (for before and after labor; I’m used to sleeping with a body pillow so I’d like to keep it consistent so when I can sleep I can get good sleep)
  • Robe (in case I get cold or want to walk around without my tush hanging out)
  • Vionic slippers (they are orthotic and have tons of support, great for supporting my extra weight as I walk the halls of the hospital and for comfort after the babies are born)
  • Birdie slippers (these can be faked as real shoes or slippers so I can wear these home)
  • Blanket (hospital blankets are no bueno)
  • Della B gown in blue (I’m bringing my own hospital gown to make it feel more personal. I wore the same gown in pink for the birth of Aspen, it’s hospital and even C-section approved!)
  • Baby Jives swaddle blankets (again, to personalize the birth experience and wrap my babies up in something other than the hospital swaddle)
  • Belly Bandit BFF Post partum wrap (I wore the Upsie belly support wrap during my pregnancy)
  • High waisted granny panties (things happen down there and support and coverage are a must!)
  • Nursing tanks (basically just a tank with a built in nursing bra)
  • Comfy pants (I’m wearing these by Public Myth, they are sooooo soft)
  • Victoria’s Secret “mommy” pj’s for after I deliver (this one is similar)
  • Sensitive nipple cream (Aspen didn’t like the one the hospital provided)
  • Breast pads (in case my milk comes in while in the hospital and I’m leaking)
  • Extra long charging cord
  • Charged battery case for my iPhone
  • Baby gowns and hats (for the twins to wear while in the hospital just to personalize the experience)

Jimmy will bring:

Toiletries

  • Bar of soap
  • Razor (this seems aggressive but just want to be safe rather than sorry)
  • EO organic deodorant spray (don’t want chemicals near my newborn babies)
  • Toothbrush
  • Lotion
  • Maxi pads
  • Face wash
  • Face lotion
  • I’m not bringing any makeup or hair tools. This time I’m committed to being totally present with my babies and not concerning myself with beautiful photos of myself. I just get home and plop the boob out anyway!

Don’t need it but I’m gonna wear it:

  • Amber bracelet (amber has healing and calming properties among other benefits and as I labor drug-free I can use all the calm in the world!)
  • Necklace with medal of St Michael the Archangel (warrior and protector) and St Benedict (to ensure a timely and healthy delivery)

 

10 Comments

  • You have got to try Lilypads nipple covers, they are a game changer in breastfeeding.
    hope you leave the option for an epidur4 en. I would have had to have a c-

    • Option for epidural open. I would have had to have a c-section to deliver the 2nd baby if it wasn’t for that… You’re comment section doesn’t allow you to see your comment if its more than 2 lines, hard to comment when you can’t read it.

  • I am 34 weeks preggo with twins too! I absolutely love following you and this post is super helpful. Thank you for posting.

  • Definitely a travel sized bottle of mouth wash. Vomming during labor definitely happens and living with the taste in your mouth is awful, besides brushing your teeth during contractions kind of sucks.

  • I’m an old mom but the favorite item in my bag so many years ago was Sugar Scrub by Fresh to take a wonderful shower after birth! Good luck!

  • I made sure to take your own shampoo and conditioner. Just in case of a csection and you are their for 5 days and need to take a shower. Hospital shampoo is no bueno as well!!

  • I thought you didn’t believe in Christ? I’m happy to see that perhaps you came around to the idea of his existence. Based on what you wrote (beautiful things) it looks like you’re a believer now. You should be. He has blessed you with everything you have in this world.

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