Well, it’s almost time so that means I needed to pack my bag for the hospital. I have scheduled csections so my bag is a little different than those mama’s doing it the “traditional” way. I’ve also been through this song and dance twice now, so I know what I like/don’t like and need/don’t need for this journey.
Here are my must-haves for the big day and days following, in the hospital:
Anything that will make you feel “normal”. For me this is my own shampoo/conditioner and soap- but in travel size. Now, they don’t sell my normal stuff in travel size so I just get whatever sounds good during my target run 🙂 Also, toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup remover/face wipes, razor, hair brush, rubber band / bobby pins, hairdryer, & my make up. Yes, you read that right- I take my makeup. For me, personally, the first day they let me, I love to shower, fix my hair and put on makeup. It makes me feel normal and refreshed.
I take a few different things: comfy sweat pants, loose comfy tops/tshirts, a robe, house slippers, regular shoes (think comfy- birkenstocks, sneakers, etc) Also – I don’t breastfeed so I pack several tight sports bras to keep ‘the girls’ contained! Then, if you like to get dressed up when you go home- maybe a loose dress or leggings and cute top.
my belly bandit:
You’ve heard me rave bout it before here. It is a must for a csection mama. This will just make your life that much easier. Clothes won’t be able to rub on your incision and overtime you laugh, cough, or sneeze you won’t double over in pain. It’s a game changer for csection recovery.
my own pillow.
cell phone & charger.
good book / iPad / magazines
That’s it! Simple, straight forward, and not too much unnecessary stuff.
Here are some of the things/ some similar things to what I have packed:
Bring on the big day!