A few weeks ago I shared with you what I’d packed in my hospital bag here.
Now that Bee has arrived, I thought I would share with you what I actually used:
3 trail bars (muesli bars / granola bars)
2 apples, 2 bananas, and a bunch of grapes
VIG guarana / ginseng / ginkgo herbal energy tablets – for Mr Banya whilst I was in labou
1 x size 0000 singlet,
1 x size 0000 jumpsuit,
1 x Bunnyrug – for the car trip home
3 x undies
Pair of black slip on shoes
Toothbrush, toothpaste & floss (all spare sample sizes)
Foundation & blush
Laptop + charger
Phone + charger
Small amount of cash
A gift from JJ (the new big sister) to the baby (Bee)
A gift from Bee to JJ
A gift from Mummy & Daddy to JJ
As I was in hospital for about 18 hours pre-labour, I had quite a bit of time to kill. The laptop, phone, Kindle, fruit and cash for drinks / snacks in the cafeteria were all great distractions.
I was only in the hospital for 14 hours after Bee was born, and most of that was overnight. For a longer hospital stay, you’d need a lot of the other things that I’d packed and didn’t use…
I used the hospital’s facilities where available – this included hospital gowns for Bee and I, hospital undies, maternity pads, newborn nappies. I’d still strongly recommend packing these things though – you wouldn’t want to be left short…
Hopefully this will help out a soon-to-be-new-mum!