This week is not only a busy week, but also an expensive week in our house. You know the ones. Anyway. Let's not go there. At 34 weeks pregnant, I was starting to get a little worried about the fact that I hadn't thought about my hospital bag or a nappy bag for the baby (whos name I almost wrote down instead of 'the baby'. Whoops!). Not only do I not want to spend any extra money this week, but I also don't have the time to go shopping for what I would like to pack. In weeks like these, where a billion thoughts are running through my head, I always put together a comprehensive list of what I want/need to buy and print it out ready for that moment when I next get the chance to head out and knock the task over. I'm a visual person and seeing what I need to buy helps me when I get to the shops. It saves me time too. I know what I want, have thought it through and researched what I'm after or where it comes from.
My hospital bag list looks a little like this...
- Comfortable tracksuit pants and shirts
- Pyjamas that are visitor friendly
- Feeding singlets (I'm skipping the bras in hospital)
- Inside socks
- Underwear (not as glamourous as the ones pictured. I will be searching for the biggest, darkest pack of underwear I can find in Best and Less)
- A heat pack (which I already own)
- My BB creme and a little mascara (in case I want it..I didn't with Cruz)
- My straightener (see above comment)
- Shampoo, conditioner, oral care and body wash
- My camera, iPhone and charger
- Muesli bars, barley sugars and mineral water (the nights are long. I haven't quite forgotten)
- Maternity pads - by the truck load
- Lip gloss
- The milk bar, Lansinoh and nipple shields (in case)
- My pillow
The baby's nappy bag::
This is not my 'real' list. The real list has a few splashes of pink/blue on it, which I thought would be a dead giveaway so I have swapped bits and pieces of it around and made this board gender neutral.
The nappy bag list includes:
- A nappy bag, of course. Mine is this Il Tutto bag, which I am in love with
- Muslin wraps, singlets, a bib, socks and beanie
- Two spare sets of clothes
- 3 rattles for down the track
- Hand sanitizer
- Nappies and nappy bags (with a nappy 'purse' to keep the nappies neat)
- A change mat
- Sunscreen (down the track, again), diaper ointment and powder
- A cosmetic bag to house the toiletries together
- Wet wipes
- A dummy and chain (Again for down the track and for while we are out - I don't use the chains at home
Hopefully one day soon, and before this little cherub arrives, I will get these two bags packed and ready to go. If I don't - the world won't stop. This baby will be oblivious to it's mum's hospital bag or the nappy bag. I do, however, enjoy feeling overly organised and if time (and money) permits I will hopefully have these lists completed soon. The sight of a hospital bag and nappy bag in the boot of the car, ready to go at any minute, is a happy sight in my little eyes.