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.

6 Responses to My, how things change.
  1. Liz Sanders
    January 26, 2011 | 8:53 am

    The only thing extra I had added to my #4 list was my own pillow, (cause I hate sleeping on the plastic hospital one),and an extra blanket.(the hospital was going through construction and my room had NO heat in December!) I was glad I had those things, and since we lived only 10 minutes away anything else I needed that I forgot Chris could run up to me. I say as long as you have a camera and a smart phone you should be set!

  2. marybeth delay
    January 26, 2011 | 9:46 am

    I love it!!! Too funny!!! Good luck to you guys!!!! Can’t wait to see pictures!!

  3. punkinmama
    January 26, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Heh. I have to admit with #1, I didn’t pack my bag until the day my water broke. And honestly, I can’t even remember if I DID pack it or just made my husband bring me random things after I got to the hospital. I really need to work on my organizational skills!

    I am SO excited for tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear the details and see pictures!!

  4. AmazingGreis
    January 26, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Yaye, can’t believe the little one will be here so soon! Can’t wait to see her!!

  5. Lorie
    January 26, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    I intended to pack a bag w/#1, but as it turned out we were about a month early on delivery. For this reason my loving hubby made a mad dash home and threw some things together, including cameras, when we found out at 10:30am that baby, while not very active, could be delivered at noon when the doc had lunch break and rounds. So yeah, some of the stuff they tell you to pack is definitely overrated.

  6. Kristin
    January 27, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    This is so funny and so true. I brought parenting books- complete with a notepad and pen to take notes as I “studied parenting”. Ha! And white pajamas (purchased for the occasion) The postpartum nurse chuckled at me sitting there in my white pjs and said “Wow…You’re daring!” I also brought hair styling supplies and makeup thinking I would look great in all the photos. It was probably 3 weeks postpartum before I unpacked the bag and even remembered all that stuff was there!