This is my third time packing a hospital bag, and each time, I’ve brought less and less to the hospital with me.
With Drake, my first time packing a hospital bag, I had four bags! It was overkill for sure! The lists you find online for what you should bring are long because there are a lot of thing you might want, but everyone is different. Those lists aren’t all that helpful!
With Devin, my second time packing a hospital bag, I had one large bag with everything I needed, and if I remember correctly, a spare technology bag with things like my computer. Damian didn’t plan to stay the whole time because he had to be home with Drake, so we only packed a couple of things for him.
This time around, as I prepare for the birth of Miss Maddie, I have been trying my best to keep everything as simple as possible. With two littles already running around in my life, Damian’s crazy work and school schedule, and a potential move on the way, simple is really appealing right now.
The fact is that you don’t need much. There is a lot you can bring to make yourself more comfortable, but there’s no escaping the fact that you’re at a hospital and you just pushed a watermelon out of your body. Not having a bunch of stuff is liberating, and before you know it, you’re home!
There are a few things that factor into my packing so lightly.
So what did I pack?
A newborn size outfit
A 0-3 months size outfit (my babies are big)
A snuggly blanket
A soft toy that I’m want to encourage her to take to
2 pajama pants
2 nursing bras
1 pair of socks
3 pairs of underwear
2 hair ties
Snacks -- Veggie Straws, Doritos, and Twix
Travel size toiletries -- Deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, body wash
A picture of my Grandma who passed away
Last Minute Grabs:
Interesting in taking a peek into the bag? Here’s the video!
Welcome to the family!
We are a laid back, fun, family of four living on a dime in 700 square feet. Life might not be perfect, but every moment of every day, it is beautiful.