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hospital bag – what i’m packing

hospital bag-2I’ve been so humbled and encouraged by all of your support throughout this pregnancy. For reasons more emotional than physical, it hasn’t been the most wonderful chapter (I shared more about that here). But to be nearing the end now brings with it a surreal sweetness. And one of the biggest reality checks for us thus far has been packing our hospital bag. To make e + i feel comfortable as well as prepared, I trolled countless websites and polled friends on all the necessary essentials. So today I broke down our hospital bag with sections for mom, dad, and baby. Even in the next couple of weeks there’s a lot of unknown. But one thing is for sure: I will be properly packed!

for mom




postpartum care

for dad




  • toothbrush + toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • hair cream
  • ear plugs
  • tylenol (or other OTC pain reliever)

for baby




essential forms

  • insurance papers
  • ID

all things digital

  • cell phone + charging cord
  • camera
  • iPad or tablet

distraction techniques

  • spotify playlists
  • downloaded movies or shows
  • playing cards


  • snacks (for dad during labor + mom afterwards)
  • iced tea water bottle packets


  • massager
  • gifts for staff (wrapped box of chocolates – they won’t eat anything homemade)
  • cash for vending machines
  • nursing pillow
  • car seat

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