Now that I’ve already had a baby I’m aware of the fact that you don’t actually need to bring much to the hospital after all. Last time we brought a bunch of unnecessary things and I’m pretty sure I didn’t take a single thing out of that bag except for my extra clothes. So this time around I’m keeping that in mind and only bringing things that I think we’ll actually reach for. Not everything is pictured here because I’m either still looking for it or it will be packed closer to my due date but I will get into that below. Also, this weekender bag that we’re using is from Target, in case any of you are interested.
For the baby we’ll be bringing a few of her blankets and outfits/bows, a letter board for the baby announcement ‘cause it was too cute to pass up (not necessary but I know we’ll use it), our camera to document everything (extra batteries not pictured but we’ll for sure have them) and a thank you card for the staff. Last time my mom ran out and got donuts for us to give to them along with a card on our way out. I definitely will be buying them some kind of treat to go with the card this time as well. One important thing not pictured is a gift to Rowan from the baby. I’ve been trying to get an idea of something that Rowan really wants, so I haven’t gotten it yet but I know it will be a very sweet surprise for her. She’s old enough that she will probably ask suspicious questions about “how the baby got it for her” but young enough to believe in Santa and magic. So I know she’ll be excited to hear about the “baby fairy” who helps bring presents to older siblings on behalf of new babies... 😉.
Other than that we will of course have the new infant carseat installed and ready to go and the grandparents on hand for any extra help needed. We’re getting close people! The excitement is definitely building over here. See you soon baby bird!