There are so many lists on the internet, hospital information pamphlets and from baby stores all saying this is the ultimate list on what to pack in your hospital bag for you and baby.
Hein even laughed at me when I declared I would need two bags - one for me - and one for baby (there are so many cool options out there!). But after reviewing the list, agreed with me. Take that!
So I compiled a list of the things I would be including, most of which I've already purchased or have, save the the Zinc and Castor oil (not sure what that's for...). I also need to buy the nursing bra -- who knows how big my boobs are going to between now and then. I'm now a 36E! 36 I ask with tears in my eyes! I've never been a 36! All I need to do is gather all of it together and pack. This will need to be done before we move house though - you know how things disappear forever in boxes!
1 x night dress
1 x big T-shirt
1 x pair of socks (damn straight!)
1 x pair of slippers
flannel and towels
hot water bottle
lip balm (never leave home without it)
water spray bottle (I have a calming spritzer Penny bought me)
hand mirror (didn't think of it)
nursing bra and breast pads
disposable briefs (where does one get those?)
maxi sanitary pads (!)
snacks, food and drink
2 x stretch vests and suits
1 x scratch mittens and booties (don't think booties are necessary is she's going to be wearing body suit
1 x baby blanket (bought the softest white one with yellow duckies)
1 x cream - zinc and castor oil or petroleum jelly (I think I'll just go for Elizabeth Anne's moisturising cream)
1 x cardigan (already knitted by mom)
1 x hat
1 x car seat and carry cot or pram (just have to figure out how to fit the car seat in Hein's car)