As I head into my 36th week, I'm thinking that I should pack a bag or two for the hospital. I'm sure I could throw things into a carrier bag at the last minute, if needed, but it's quite fun to plan and pack (this used to be my favourite part of going on holiday... the anticipation fueled by lists and shopping and packing :) )
Today I realized I had no newborn outfits of the little poppet. Thinking he'd outgrow everything so quickly, I thought I might get away with clothing 0-3 months. But I was reading today on one of the pregnancy boards I frequent, that it's a good idea to have a few things he's not swimming about in. So this evening, en route to prenatal yoga, I popped into Babies R Us and bought a few newborn outfits... picking out some sweet little things for when we bring him home.
And so I have at least an outfit to pack in the Poppet's bag.
What else should I pack in his bag? I know the hospital will have a lot, but I was thinking:
A few burp cloths
A few diapers (we're using disposable for the first week)
As for my bag... would love your thoughts. I know I need to buy some nursing bras asap, a couple of nursing tops, some PJs (hoping to get away with maybe wearing a nursing T/vest with non-maternity bottoms).
And there are final buys for the Poppet... I have spent days wondering what to do about wipes! We're planning on reusable wipes, but what about moistening them? I don't want the little fella to endure cold wipes in the middle of the night. In the day I can make up a warm solution every time I change him, but the night time changes pose a different problem. A sprayer would be cold... thus I'm considering a wipe warmer. Is this a huge extravagance?
Yikes, things are moving fast! I have my 35 week scan tomorrow. Just a biophysical so I won't get to see how big he is.. that's for next week. I always feel slightly nervous the night before the ultrasound... though I'm sure everything will be just fine :)