We are expecting a new addition to the family because my sister-in-law is pregnant and she’s due early next month. We are excited to see the new baby. Her eldest child is 5 years old now. She did not mention about the baby’s gender but I am hoping it’s a girl.
I remember when I was in the third trimester of pregnancy and four weeks close to my due date. The doctor advised me to limit my traveling because labor is just right around the corner. And then I packed my hospital bag ready for the upcoming delivery. It is really a big help when the hospital bag is ready because when labor comes, the husband or a family can grab it anytime.
Here’s what I brought with me (things available at that time and I really needed):
1. A Going-home outfit
2. Receiving blanket
3. Car seat
4. Ready-to-feed milk if your breast milk supply is low
For Labor, Delivery, and After Delivery
1. Documents like ID, insurance ID, hospital paperwork
2. Toiletries and personal items like shampoo, soap, makeup, lip balm, comb, toothpaste and toothbrush, deodorant…
3. Robe, socks, slippers
4. A Going-home outfit
6. Reading material like pregnancy guide book
1. Extra shirt and jeans
5. Camera, batteries, and charger
6. Cellphone and charger
We brought the listed necessities above according to what my husband and I really needed. Of course, I based this on Babycenter.com’s packing list for the hospital or birth center. I can say that it’s a helpful guide.
I am praying for my sister-in-law’s safe and successful delivery. I hope she’ll have a very easy and short labor.