Look, I’m a pretty (okay, extremely) organised person. My diary is always up to date and I am always ready way in advance. But even I was taken by surprise when I realised that it was time to start packing our hospital bags. Honestly, the past 8 months have flown by – it seems like yesterday that I ran into the lounge waving the positive pregnancy test around like a total loon. Anyway, moving along swiftly before I get all emotional…
Quite a few of you indicated that you were really interested to see what was going into all the bags for when we head off to the hospital to have #babybooyens (or as she is now known, Hagrid, because of how huge she is/feels. Yes, we love Harry Potter.). I thought that the easiest way to do this would be in the form of a video, and so that’s exactly what I did! This is my first video so I might look a little awkward – it’s weird talking to yourself, but I’m sure you’ll get the point of what I’m trying to put across.
There are two things I forgot to mention in the video that will also go into the bag. The first one is 8 dark facecloths to use when changing her nappy, just in case her skin is too sensitive for wipes. Make sure that you pack dark facecloths and not white ones… I think the reason is faaaiiirrrllly obvious… The second is 2 bath towels to use after we bath her.
Because initially I found packing the bags quite overwhelming, I created a checklist for myself. And then I thought, “Hey, maybe other people would find this handy too.” And so I created some printable hospital checklists for you to download for yourself, a preggie friend or family member. There is one for a baby girl, one for a baby boy, and one that is gender neutral if you’ve chosen not to find out the gender of your baby.
I will be putting up part two in two or three weeks and that will show you what I have packed for myself and Dan. And let me tell you, there are some seriously sexy things that go into those bags…not!
I hope that you enjoyed this video and that along with the checklists, it helps you!