So I’m 34 weeks now and though I’ve got a date for my planned section I know that there is always the chance that Beak might decide to make an early exit (though I sincerely hope not as Dave is away on a course almost 3 hours away at 37 weeks so I need to be keeping my legs crossed at that stage!)
I’m thinking perhaps I ought to start getting the hospital bag packed . . . as in the words of the lovely Kate from Family Fever: “You probably ought to pack it soon . . . you don’t want to end up like me, stuck in hospital with no knickers . . . ”
I’m going to order some gorgeous new sleepsuits from The Essential One (but I can’t show you which ones as that would give the game away)
I’ve had to buy new muslins as Chlo adopted my current stash as comforters and I would hate to think she thought the baby had stolen them – so I now have a small collection of patterned muslins so that we can’t confuse them.
I’ve got out all the vests & sleepsuits in 0-3 months and they are washed and ready.
So I’m sort of prepared but I’ve done nothing about my hospital bag . . . What do I need in my hospital bag? You’d think having done this twice I’d be a dab hand but I’ve got a mental block on the issue:
Big pants (VERY important after a section)
Nighties (PJs are no good when they can rub on your section wound)
Basic toiletries (Not really much need for make up!)
Nappies & wipes (I’m still considering going down the fluffy route but I will be taking disposables to hospital for ease)
Snacks (for Dave too!)
Clothes to come home in
Vests, sleepsuits and muslins for Beak
Anything else?! Help! All suggestions / recommendations welcome!!