Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting Prepared

On Saturday, I’ll officially be 33 weeks pregnant. Time has flown by so far, but it seems like it is moving so slowly now that I’m getting more and more uncomfortable by the day. While I’d like to throw myself a pity party, this whole pregnancy experience hasn’t been so bad so far. From what I’ve heard from others, I could have had it a lot worse.

I’m quite grateful on many days that I’m off for the summer, especially when I’m trying to get things ready for his arrival or would just rather take a nap. On the other hand though, working is probably what made the days fly by so quickly because my mind was on so many things. Don’t get me wrong. There is plenty more to do….here at home and at work, but it’s now ultimately up to my will power to get it done.

Having time to think also allows me to pine over things that are said or done that don’t sit well with me. In my head, I know that I shouldn’t worry about it or let it get to me, but it is harder to do than I wish it was. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband that lets me vent over and over and get it off my chest. I feel like my filter is slowly fading away, so I’m having to really put forth an effort to not say exactly what I think and regret it later on. People can be so thoughtless sometimes, and being pregnant doesn’t help their insensitivity. Pray that I’ll be able to control it for the next however many weeks.

Like I said though, I’m trying to get everything prepared for the little guy’s arrival. We still have two more showers coming up in the next three weeks. Can’t wait for those! I still have some projects for art on the nursery walls to complete, a dresser to locate, some items to get monogrammed, a bag to pack, and the list goes on and on.

I hope to {start} to be putting a bag together near the end of next week and start getting the essentials together, along with those things that I just can’t live without. Please comment with your advice at the bottom. I’m just compiling a list based on several lists I have found on other blogs.

{For Mom}

Take to the hospital {mom}

  • Any pre-registration forms, insurance card/info, photo ID, short-term disability forms
  • Camera, charger, memory cards, and lenses
  • iPad, iPhone, and chargers
  • Toiletries and Makeup
  • My own pillow
  • Nightgowns
  • Robe
  • Flip-flops {not a fan of slippers, and need another pair for the shower}
  • Socks
  • Going home outfit {comfy, of course}
  • A change of clothes {or two} for at the hospital
  • Extra pairs of comfortable underwear that I don’t love and don’t mind being ruined
  • Dark colored towel
  • Maxi-pads
  • Nursing pads
  • Nursing or sports bra
  • Snacks
  • Change/cash for vending machines

{For Dad}

  • His own pillow
  • Change of clothes
  • PJ pants and t-shirt
  • Toiletries

{For Baby}

  • Car seat
  • A couple of onesies or sleeper gowns
  • Going home outfit
  • Socks & Mitts
  • Swaddling blanket(s)
  • Receiving blanket
  • Boppy pillow
  • Pacifier

So, ladies…..what am I missing? What do I need to make sure to bring? What can I do without? I’m probably over-packing {it’s what I’m best at}, but I’d rather have what I need than know it’s at home and not accessible. You can thank the internet and every woman in America’s hospital list for what you see above.

Please….give your advice! And if you don’t want to leave a public comment, feel free to message me.

1 comment:

  1. I had an unexpected (planned last minute, not emergency) c-section. If you end up having one then add yoga pants or a belly band to compress your incision site.

    If you plan on nursing Lanolin is an absolute must! The first two weeks of nursing are absolute torture (worth it, but torture).

    I found your blog on ALWomenBloggers. Congratulations on your baby boy!