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hospital packing & outfits

We were in major “get ready for baby” mode this weekend. Henry’s room is almost ready for a roommate (can’t wait to show you!) and I think we have everything we need. By the way, it’s amazing how much LESS stuff we’ve purchased for baby #3. Being the planners that we are, we gave away most of our infant equipment – swing, Bjorn, bouncer, etc – and most of it we’ve realized we don’t need. Or we bought it used or borrowed this time around.

Now for the hospital packing…

I am the worst at planning ahead for this kind of stuff. Hence zero in-hospital pictures of me with either of my kiddos.¬† This time around I put together photos of hospital outfits to help me remember what to bring. Otherwise I’ll end up with crazy day 2 hair and not a shred of make-up. Which is totally fine but I am determined to get a decent photo of me and the baby.

In-hospital outfit:

  • Button up pjs – Oh so nice to wear something comfy that is also breastfeeding friendly.
  • Slippers – For making the waddle to the bathroom at 2 a.m. a little easier.
  • Labor mix CD – Mark made this for Caroline’s birth, and the doctor remarked that she’d never delivered to Madonna before.
  • Dry shampoo, lipstick, bobby pins – My day 2 camera ready plan.

baby outfit

Packing for baby:

Baby doesn’t really need much at the hospital because I love the little hat and burrito blanket they keep baby in. But you need a little something for photos and going home.

  • Baby book – I’m terrible at keeping up with baby books but those little footprints are a must.
  • Gifts from siblings – The kids had a blast picking out a little something for the baby this weekend. I want to pack them to make sure I have them on hand when they visit.
  • Favorite blanket & gown – I’ve never been a big fan of grown-up looking going-home outfits for a 2-day old. These are my favorite baby gowns and swaddling blankets that I give to every new mom I know – they are life savers!

hospital packing

Going home outfit:

  • Favorite maternity outfit – It’s so depressing to come home in maternity clothes. I’m so sick of them all that I want to have a bonfire in the backyard. But this is my most comfortable go-to.
  • Nursing tanks – I will live in these Target tanks for the first year.
  • Red lipstick – All the glam I need!

Other hospital must haves:

  • Camera – not pictured (in use!)
  • Goody basket for nurse staff – I always mean to send a thank you to the nurses and, of course, get home and lose my mind. This time I’m bringing an easy muffin/fruit concoction with me.
  • Champagne – Definitely a must for toasting the new arrival.

What am I forgetting? Let me know what worked for you!


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  1. says

    Hi there – my wife is getting her hospital bag together (she’s due in a month with our first baby) and came across this post. I realize the post is a year+ old, but she loves the gray pajamas in the first picture – any chance you remember where you go them?

    • gerbermom says

      They are from Target! Not sure if they still have the same style but the brand is Gilligan & O’Malley. Good luck! :)

  2. says

    Great list! I had no idea what to bring the first time, so I winged it! I ended up having an unplanned c-section, so we were happy we brought the laptop for the long days we were there afterwards.

  3. Jennifer says

    Are those g-diapers? I love those! I use them with my son. My packing list also included a fan. I found that I would go from cold to boiling in a matter of seconds. I also brought my favorite pair of yoga pants to wear around, something that was NOT maternity and made me feel super comfy. I made a list after my first baby, on it are my boppy pillow, my own towels, and a nursing nightie. 3 things i wish i had brought!

  4. says

    Don’t forget some big panties. Bikinies won’t cut it. Something disposable is a good option. Not a fun thought, but good to remember. Good luck! Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle.

  5. says

    I guess I better get going on packing my bag huh? HA! I only have one pic of me and the dude in the hospital. I don’t know why I was so adverse to photos then. This time, I’m definitely taking more!

  6. says

    Great list. I wish that I had packed a few more changes of clothes in anohter bag and left it at home. I ended up with a longer stay than anticipated and it would have been much esaier if my husband could have just brough in one more bag rather than telling him which drawer to find which item of clothing in!

  7. says

    Wow, lady can’t believe the time is almost here! Let me tell you I just imagined climbing into those pjs from the first picture and taking a nap. I promise to wash them before returning to you…hehehe It looks like you are all set and the baby clothes are soo sweet! I have yet to deliver a munckin but something tells me I would want like someone to stuff a hamburger in my mouth or something….so perhaps a bib for yourself might be good! LOL

  8. says

    Okay, I’ve never given birth, so I can’t comment on most of this, but can I just say that I LOVE the fact that you have Madonna on your labor mix CD? That is so funny! And also, I would be leaving the hospital in a velour sweatsuit or something–you are so put together!

  9. says

    i remember with son1, i wanted and found a beautiful white linen, lace night gown
    you know like from a movie or something
    son2, just give me something comfortable and that i am able to breastfeed in
    poor #1 kids, i always say we need a practice kid before the real one

  10. says

    Oh, this looks pretty good! You are going to be one hot mama when you leave the hospital. :) I am so excited for you, it’s going to be here before you know it!

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