Tomorrow I start going to the OB twice a week until Nugget makes his grand entrance.
Exactly one month from tomorrow is my due date and just over a week away from being considered ‘full term’.
It’s definitely time to pack my hospital bag. As B so kindly reminds me. Daily.
The thing is, I don’t know what to pack!
I know I’ll need pj’s, phone chargers, undies, toiletries, comfy clothes to go home in, a few days worth of B’s meds and some outfits for Nugget, his car seat and snowsuit.
And lotion and lip balm. It’s winter(ish) in Michigan and the hospital I’m planning to deliver in was so dry when I spent time there in August. If my lips and skin were dry then, I can only imagine what it’s going to be like in December. B is incredibly picky about what kind of lotion he uses and the crap they had was useless.
That can’t possibly be it. I’m a notorious over-packer.
And how much can I pre-pack? I’m definitely going to be using my toothbrush, shampoo and conditioner and shaving my legs between now and when this baby is born.
That’s the other thing. Depending on how much bigger this child gets determines how and when he’s going to be born. I am not tall/big in stature. My OB has already warned me that if Nugg is 8lbs or less I should have no problems with a vaginal delivery. If he’s 9lbs or less she would be comfortable attempting a vaginal delivery as long as I knew that it may result in a c-section. If he’s bigger than 9lbs, which I was, it wouldn’t be safe for either of us and I would need to have a c-section. Nugget was 6lbs 4oz and counting at the 35 week growth ultrasound last week. For all I know, we could be celebrating Christmas/B’s birthday in the hospital!
What was/would you pack in your hospital bag?