Monday, February 18, 2008

Um, the bag

Instead of continuing to pack it, some of the things that were in the bag (like my slippers) already found their way back out... (I guess that has to do with leaving it open and within Nomi's reach).

Here's my list:

Camera (we're charging the batteries more often, but use the camera on a semi-daily basis, so it's not in the bag)
Video camera & tapes (fully charged & in the bag)
Cell phone and charger (I'll probably forget the charger, but my phone usually lasts for a few days)
Music CDs (I prepared them before Abigail was born, but never used them - still on the shelf.)
Pillow (because usually you can only get one at the hospital and I like to sleep with at least 2)

Socks, underwear, nursing bra, slippers, flannel pants (I'm going to deliver in a hospital where I don't think they even offer pants, since most of the women don't wear pants ever).
Toothbrushes & toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, hairbrush & hairbands (they may have some kind of soap at the hospital, but it's absolutely not the same as having my own).
A big towel (because the ones at the hospital are the size of my hand towels).
Pads (because I'm picky and I like the extra long ones with wings).

Snacks including sucking candy & gum. Snickers bars for Ohad :-)
Puzzles? A book? (No, I don't actually think I'll be doing puzzles during labor, but in the ward it might be nice to have them.)

Am I missing anything critical? I probably only have about 2 or 2-1/2 weeks left to finish this...


Sara said...

Something for the baby to wear home?

Other than that, I think you've listed everything that I actually used in the hospital.

Leah Goodman said...

yeah, the hospital pads are awful. Four of them don't do nearly as good a job as two always.

I found that bringing my own toilet paper was helpful.

I was short on drinks until my sister brought some for me.

a book is a good idea, especially if you end up in the ward over Shabbat.

I assume you've already packed or set aside clothes for you to wear home from the hospital.

(I couldn't wear the clothes I'd arrived even though they were elastic and all that in b/c my water broke on them.)

Other than that, I think you've got it covered.

Here's wishing you cake and shoko bshaa tova u'mvorachat.

Rachel Inbar said...

I set aside outfits for the baby to wear home & Ohad knows where they are.

I'll skip on the TP. Knowing myself, the whole roll would probably fall into the toilet the first time I took it there...

Clothes to wear home? Well, seeing as I'm down to 2 pairs of pants that I enjoy wearing, I certainly am not going to set one aside. I don't really care what I wear home as long as it fits. Ohad can always take home my clothes & wash them before it's time for me to get out of the hospital anyway.