Welp! I’m now 36-weeks pregnant and as of this past weekend I have my hospital bag packed (and the infant car seat is installed) — we are officially ready for Michael’s arrival! As a first-time Mom, this was quite a daunting task because I have no idea what to expect going into this labor experience and I also have a tendency to always pack more than necessary when I go somewhere… When it came to putting my packing list together I quickly found that there are lots of resources out there! If you did a quick search on Google or Pinterest you would get tons of blog posts and articles filling your screen with tips, advice, and must-haves on what to pack your hospital bag with.
So, after lots of research, gathering advise from some of my fabulous ASP Mommies, and attending a recent Labor & Delivery prenatal class to learn what the hospital provides… I came up with an all-inclusive list to give this Type-A Momma peace of mind so I’m well prepare for LABOR DAY! While I realize I may have over-packed… I’d rather have everything I think I’ll need to minimize stress and avoid Ryan having to leave the hospital for something. According to The Bump, you should have your hospital bag packed and in your car by 35 weeks… I’m feeling a little rebellious that I’m past the deadline on this but it’s done nonetheless. » OPEN POST »