I wanted to do a post on my hospital bag before the baby got here, but obviously that didn't happen. However, it works out really well, because now I can tell you what you DON'T need. With Peter, I had way too much stuff. This time around, I really trimmed up my packing list. But now, I have an even better list because there is still stuff I brought but didn't use.
Ok so what do I pack all my stuff in? A giant Vera Bradley bag muhahaha (evil laugh because my husband is not a fan, especially when he has to carry it). Seriously though, this bag is like the Mary Poppins bag, I can fit so much stuff! Which is probably why I ended up packing things I didn't need. Anyway....
-Everything is laid out on a throw blanket that I... did not use it. But my husband did! Hospitals are cold!
-That chevron thing is a sweater. Which I did in fact use. Like I said, hospitals are freakishly cold. It is extremely comfy. Found it online at Calla Lilies Boutique.
-At the bottom are some nursing pajamas. Definitely used those. Got them from Motherhood Maternity.
-Nook... Didn't use it.
-"Breastfeed Only" card... Didn't use. Everything happened really fast after James was born and I completely spaced on making sure it was in his bassinet. He was all good though! TMC respected my verbal request for no bottles.
-Heating pad. Used it before he was born! But not at the hospital.
-Dry shampoo. It was a nice thought. But no.
-St. Gianna relic. YES.
-Coconut body butter from Trader Joe's. Again, a nice thought, but no.
-Onesies, burp cloths, hats and blankets for James. Used all that stuff.
If you're expecting soon I hope this helps! And if you're a mom of more than two kids I'm, sure you're laughing at all the extra stuff I had in my bag. Well, you live and you learn right?