I put so much thought and concern into my hospital bag. I was so worried I was going to forget something (I live like 10 minutes from the hospital, heaven forbid by husband would have to drive back home real quick to get something).
I realized once I got to the hospital that the hospital bag and all the crap I packed was good for nothing, minus a few exceptions.
But seriously, I didn't use most of the stuff I brought. Maybe it's because I was way too out of it to even care about my appearance or care what I was wearing.
Let me tell you why these things that I brought were completely useless.
toiletries- I only used my toothbrush and toothpaste. Didn't brush my hair, didn't take a shower (waited til I got home) didn't even think about putting my contacts in, and makeup was out of the question.
camera- this is the most important thing we brought, so happy we have photos to document that special weekend.
boppy- very helpful. I was so tired I could barely hold that boy up.
comfy going home clothes- I nice pair of stretchy pants and a t-shirt worked perfect for me.
car seat- If you want to take your baby home with you, this is a must.
diaper bag- To carry all of boy's goods that we stole from the hospital. Actually we didn't steal them, we paid good money for all of it.
socks for baby- Him's little tootsies would freeze. (I know, bad grammar but this is how I speak to my child, and one day I know I'll regret it)
What I wish I would have brought? My sanity.
I don't even remember parts of the hospital stay because I was a bit overwhelmed, emotionally. I'm gonna blame that on the percoset though.
So anyway, as you can see I put way too much thought into the hospital bag when in reality I didn't need a whole lot. So ladies, just take the essentials. And if you forgot something, make your hubby go home and get it, he'd probably enjoy a little fresh air anyway, being couped up in a hospital room for 48 hours can have a negative effect on some people.
P.S. I loved the hospital we chose to deliver at. And my doctor, all the nurses and staff were great and very helpful. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
P.P.S Have you read E Tells Tales' blog post about Repacking her Hospital Bag? It's a hoot, you should read it. I wish I could cuss in my posts, but my mom reads this sometimes. Damn. I mean darn.