Friday, April 19, 2013

Preparing for a Little One Link Up

My friend Kaitlyn and I came up with a great idea that I absolutely love. 

As you know, Kaitlyn is expecting her first child. This can be so overwhelming and I know that other first time moms probably feel the same. She has so many questions and would love to hear the opinions of moms who have already been through this a time or two before.

Because of this, we are hosting a weekly series for a few weeks to try and get some answers to some of the most common questions.

We divided the series into two mini 4 week series grouped into questions Pre-Baby & Post Baby. The first mini series will be:

Friday, April 5: Registering (Everything you need to know, Must Haves, Don't Bothers, etc...)
Friday, April 12: Nursery Organization & Ideas
Friday, April 19: Packing For The Hospital: For you & the baby
Friday, April 26: Birth Stories (The good, bad, and ugly) / Birth Plans (yes? no?)

So without further ado, let's get on with Week 3:  Packing For The Hospital:  For you & the baby

First off, let me just say I'm a terrible packer.  It always takes me forever.  I over analyze and over pack.  I'm always afraid I have forgotten something and am always throwing in last minute items just "in case" I happen to need them.  Since I'm not good at this and if I made a list it would be a mile long, I searched for lists and found a really good one that is truly the only things I needed/ and used.

 The hospital does provide a lot of items for the baby such as diapers, wipes, cremes, and personal items for you, use them!  You are paying for them if you do or you don't so you might as well.

Also with the clothes you pack for yourself, think like 6 months pregnant and comfortable.  I brought some pre- pregnancy tshirts with my first  that I thought would be big enough.  GROSS!!!  I was so uncomfortable and wanted my maternity shirts for a few days because my bump was still there and those tops were still the best thing for it.

Happy Packing!  And makes sure to come back next week for birth stories.  I can't wait to share my two boys stories.  They are so different from each and I love it!


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1 comment:

  1. I love that you have a condensed list! I too pack a ton of things "just in case" lol