That being said, my plan was to pack light. Pinterest links think differently. Even the minimalist hospital bag lists had things that I think are strange and quite honestly a waste of time. For example, a stand up mirror: I get not wanting to look completely tore up but really?? I'm going to pack a stand up mirror in my bag??? No.
Last night, a friend that is due a few weeks after me posted on Instagram that she had her hospital bag all packed. WHAT???? I'm so behind. We don't even have a duffle bag and I will not be rolling a suitcase into labor and delivery. So I aside my day of being lazy and watching basketball and made a plan to get some things packed and out of the way.
Thank goodness we had our hospital tour yesterday and they provided us with a great pamphlet that covered several topics, including what to pack:
This is more like it. I went to Walmart this morning, picked up a duffle bag and got to work packing. So far, I've included:
-3 nursing bras
-3 loose fitting tank tops
-2 pairs of leggings
-a t-shirt for going home (it isn't a fashion show and we live 10 minutes away)
-2 outfits for baby to go home in (a newborn and a 0-3 month)
-snacks for my husband
-toiletry bag with essentials (again, if I need anything else, someone can bring it to us)
I'll have my husband pack a couple of clothing items for himself before zipping the bag up and calling it a day. I know that chargers and other things might have to be thrown in at the last minute but I think I'll put all those things close together so we can grab them in case we find ourselves in a rush!