Hospital Bag

What’s In MY Hospital Bag!? | + Extra Goodies I’m Bringing Along!

Hello Readers!

It’s Robin again. πŸ™‚ Welcome back to my blog! Thank you so much for stopping by!

In my last blog post I shared what was in my BABY’S hospital bag. You can check out that post here! This time I’m going to share what’s in MY hospital Bag! It’s probably not as cute or as fun as what’s in the baby’s bag, {L.O.L.} but it’s just as important!

This is my second time around, so I have a better idea of what I need this time. I’m certainly no pro, but I got a lil’ experience under my belt! {L.O.L.}

First, before I get right into it, I found out last week at my doctor’s appointment that I need to have a C-Section. I had some complications come up right at the very end of my pregnancy that has made it necessary for me to have a planned C-Section here in the next couple of days. I’m still processing all of this, so I’m not exactly sure how I feel. Of course, I am eternally grateful that we even have advanced medical procedures like this in our day and age! But I’m still super nervous, because it is a full blown abdominal surgery. Either way as long as baby is happy and healthy, I’m happy. πŸ™‚ Oh! By the way! Remember in my last post when I mentioned how my doctor’s office carelessly spilled the beans on what the gender of my baby is, when I did NOT want to know!? They apologized at my last appointment. Not sure how sincere it was, but hey, I got some kind of apology. {L.O.L.}

Alright, onto today’s topic. MY hospital bag. Let’s start with the clothes:

I have packed this very comfortable robe I purchased from Walmart for around $10! And yes, I also picked up matching pink slippers…I can’t help my self guys! I feel like it’s such a “pre-teen” thing to do, but I just love matchy-matchy stuff! I’m a sucker for it. {L.O.L.}

women's and women's plus light weight waffle sleep robe

Next, I have 3 sleep shirts/nightgowns, which I’ve heard from other mom’s, is really the only thing comfortable enough to wear after a C-Section that doesn’t chaff up against the incision area. I purchased these at Walmart for around $6 each. They are super comfortable and a perfect length. How cute is the one that says, “Instaham”. {L.O.L.} I just thought that was so stinkin’ funny!

Secret Treasures Essentials Women's and Women's Plus Sleep Shirt

Secret Treasures Essentials Women's and Women's Plus Sleep Shirt "Instaham"

I have 2 nursing bras. I can’t really give my full opinion on these bras quite yet, because I haven’t actually used them while nursing, but so far they are pretty comfortable and seem to keep everything in.

nurture by lamaze maternity nursing sleep bra, 2-pack value grey and black

Oh granny panties…a necessary evil of postpartum. But hey, who said they had to be all drab, ugly and boring! Yes, there’s a good chance that these will be ruined beyond all recognition in the days after birth, but for $7 for some cute prints on your undies that might make you feel a tab less “blah”, I think is well worth the investment. {L.O.L} I mean, you gotta admit… those granny panties are kinda cute!

granny panties, cute prints

Then I have my “going-home-outfit”. A pair of really comfortable joggers, a tank, and a long sleeve. I picked up these items on clearance at Rue21 awhile ago, so unfortunately I can’t provide any links for these specific items, but definitely check out their website! They’re always having tons of sales and have awesome deals on their clearance items.

"going-home-outfit", joggers, tank top, long sleeve sweatshirt, rue 21

Next thing I have packed is this 3-piece postpartum belt. I have heard for C-Section recovery that this is a MUST! I used a waist trainer shortly after I had my first daughter, which was a vaginal delivery, and I found it very useful, so I’m sure I will like this as well, but I will do a full review on this particular one once I use it.

miss moly 3 in 1 postpartum support recovery belly wrap waist

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On to the toiletries.

I picked up these travel size bottles from Dollar Tree to fill with my own products I have here at home. I’m just really not a fan of those “travel-size” products, because 1. the products they carry in travel size usually aren’t my favorite and 2. I only end up using some of it, then I feel bad to just throw it away, but because it’s not stuff I normally use, I just end up having all this “travel-size” crap shoved up under my bathroom sink that will gather dust and never be used again…..rant over. {L.O.L.} So this way if I still have product left over I know for a fact that it’ll get used up and I won’t have a mountain of travel-sized thingies along with all those frikin’ hotel shampoo & conditioners that you swear “you’ll use some day”. {L.O.L.}

The only exception to my “travel-size” rule is I WILL pick up some mouth wash and toothpaste, because I’m not gonna take my huge container of mouthwash & toothpaste. I actually use these brands and I know it will get used up back at home.

Along with that I also have my deodorant packed. NOT travel-sized. {L.O.L.} πŸ˜‰

travel-size scope crest mouth wash crest 3d white toothpaste suave 24 hour protection invisible solid

I have packed 2 loofahs, a toothbrush holder, (I had one for my husband as well, but it has literally vanished into thin air. I’m thinking my 2 year old ran off with it and stuck it somewhere that I will probably find 3 months later {L.O.L.}) brush & hair ties, and a cute little emoji bag (to store toiletries) that I grabbed when I was at Dollar Tree.

I have packed some stretch mark cream by Palmer’s, because mama has got to get working on reducing some of these stretch marks! {L.O.L.} I can do a full review on this product if you are interested. Maybe I could do like a “before & after” type thing. See how my stretch marks look after using 1 bottle and share my results with you…Things to think about.

palmer's cocoa butter formula strech marks massage lotion collogen elastin argan oil shea butter body lotion

Then I have packed some snacks for my husband, some hand sanitizer that I’m gonna clip on the baby’s diaper bag, extra charger and charging base, and a folder. Highly recommend you bring a folder! You get so much paper work when you are discharged and its nice to be able to keep everything neatly together.

And then of course these. Gotta make sure you have some maxi-pads. I’m not sure if my hospital is providing them for me, but I’m packing them. I’m also packing….yes….diapers. {L.O.L.} With my daughter, I was WAY more comfortable in these rather than being in underwear with a pad. All I had to do was put a pad within the diaper, change it out and if anything split over into the diaper, I just threw it out and got a new one! No underwear ruined! But because I’m having a C-Section this time I’m bring both the underwear and the diapers. Not sure which one I will be more comfortable in. I’ve heard hospital’s provide these mesh underwear that are pretty comfortable as well, so I’ll see what I like best.

maxi pads with flexi wingsalways discreet underwear diapers

These are some other items I’m throwing in my bag as well. When I picked up these products I was planning on a vaginal birth and knew for a fact I was gonna need this stuff, but now that I’m having a C-Section I’m not sure I will need all of it, but I’m going to take it just in case. I was thinking about doing a post specifically dedicated to postpartum must-haves and recovery tips, either via vaginally or C-Section. Is that something you all would be interested in? Comment below and let me know!

postpartum must-have for recovery dermoplast pain relieving spray burn & itch tucks medicated pads stool softner women's gentle laxative hemorrhoidal cream

 

**Extra Goodies I’m Bringing Along**

Baby’s car seat, of course. Purchased for $55. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a head support, so I picked up a 2-in-1 head support insert for around $8, which overall, I think was a fair trade considering the price.

I’m also bringing this really cool 2-in-1 car seat carry & cover that comes with an arm support cushion thing and a canopy to cover baby! In addition to that, I’m bringing this super warm, cozy, plush blanket that is SOOO SOFT to keep baby nice and toasty!

evenflo nurture infant car seat diono 2-in-1 infant head support pillow worlds best nursit nursing and support pillow in vinyl carry-tote Parent's Choice Royal Plush Blanket, White, 1 Pack717A83312

Okay, so this nursing pillow. I just gotta rave about this. Well, maybe not too much since I technically haven’t even used it yet {L.O.L.}, but guys…I got this nursing pillow by “Nursit” for $16.15! A fraction of the cost of a Boppy Pillow! It even comes with it’s own vinyl carrying-tote and the thing is completely machine washable! But here’s the catch……its sold out!!! 😦 I promise, I looked up & down Walmart’s website and I can’t even find a link to the product! Usually on the product’s page you can sign up for updates on when it restocks. I did however, find another pillow for about the same price that you can check out here.

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Well everyone, I think that is going to end today’s post. I’m all packed up and ready to go! I’m super excited to meet my little one and a little nervous about the C-section, but I know everything will work out fine. Once I see that sweet face, nothing else will matter. ❀

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Please let me know if you enjoyed this post or found it helpful and if you decided to try any of the products! Also, let me know if you are interested in some reviews on the postpartum belt, the stretch mark cream, the nursing pillow, etc.

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Cheers!

-Robin ❀

 

 

 

 

 

 

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