Happy Friday! Even though I’m not working, I am sooooo glad it’s Friday. I could really use Kevin’s help around the house, so I don’t think either of us will get a very relaxing weekend.
Ethan’s a sweetie, but he’s a lot of work. He eats every 2.5-3 hours, which is as expected, but his feedings last anywhere between 1 and 2 hours. It’s 1 hour if I have Kevin’s help and 2 hours if he spits up all over himself or decides to wet the entire changing table.
I suppose feedings average at 1.5 hours, which leaves little time for sleep, eating, cleaning, etc. Since I’ve only got a few minutes before he needs an afternoon snack, I thought I’d share what I packed in my hospital bag.
Given the unexpected hospital trip, my parents had to bring my bag to me later. However, I was still glad to have some of my stuff.
- Phone Chargers
- Extra clothes for Kevin (mainly sweats)
- Nursing bra & extra undies
- Toiletries (mostly travel size)
- Hair brush/Ponytail holder
- Snacks & change for vending machine
- Big Tervis tumbler (very useful!)
- Coming home outfit for Ethan (not a gown for carseat purposes)
- 1-2 blankets for Ethan & baby nail file
- Notepad and pen (really handy!)
- Photos (Kevin picture and Ethan’s ultrasound picture, mostly for labor)**
- Microwave heating pillow (lavender smell)**
- Belli Oil (lavender smell) for massage during labor**
- Breastfeeding pillow**
- Small makeup bag**
**Everything marked wasn’t used. I wanted to take a few family pics with makeup on, but that didn’t happen. I also thought I’d actually have labor pains, but the speedy cesarean meant I didn’t need massage oil and stuff. Also, since I still have a post-partum belly (most women leave the hospital still looking 5-6 months preg), the breastfeeding pillow didn’t get used either. The lactation consultant advised that I not put pressure on my belly with it.
I know delivery gowns are becoming more popular these days, but I was fine to just wear what the hospital gave me. I didn’t really have the patience or energy for makeup, drying my hair, or much of that anyway. To each her own.
- Tell me something fun you’re doing this weekend. Let me live vicariously through you guys!