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My, how things change.

I mentioned yesterday that I didn’t have my bag packed for the hospital.
(I still don’t have it packed.)
But I thought it’d be interesting to review what I had in my (40lb) bag when I had Carter
versus what I’m planning on taking this time.

Baby #1 (in random order)

  • CD player(pre-iPod age) with CDs
  • Comfy nursing gown with matching robe, purchased specifically for this day
  • Boppy Nursing Pillow (helpful, but probably not worth lugging to and fro)
  • Non-slip socks (Because that’s what all the online packing lists said to bring)
  • 3 outfits with matching shoes (Really?  Where did I think I was going?)
  • A “to-call” list (written on index cards, one card per person with a list of who should call whom)
  • Diary (I did write in it…but now I can’t find it.)
  • Thank you notes (Seriously.  I’m not even joking.)
  • Scrapbook paper (For footprints)
  • My nicest undergarments (All ruined, for the record)
    (Um…by the time I had #2, I stole those mesh granny panties they give you because they’re awesome.)
  • UNO cards (We totally played UNO that morning)
  • Magazines (I’m fairly certain we did the PEOPLE crossword, but I got mad when we couldn’t finish it)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush, headbands and hair twisties
  • Hair stuff including a hair dryer and curling iron
  • Makeup
  • Camera

Baby #4 (in order of importance)

  • My phone
  • Phone charger
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush and hair twisty(probably already in use)

(Although I do admit that my “to-text” and “to-email” lists are in my phone.)
(And I probably should go find a piece of paper to get those cute little footprints stamped on.)

I’ll wear a hospital gown and the mesh granny panties.
I will brush my teeth, but I won’t have on makeup.
I will leave in the same clothes that I wore when I arrived.

My, how things change.