So I've reached the point of pregnancy where all systems are go. I've been given the "It could be any day now" lecture and handed a pamphlet describing when to call the hospital by the mid-wife. Things are about to get real. The moment will come where I will need to pile into the car, rush to the hospital, and birth my baby girl. I've got to be prepared for that.
But boy is it hard being prepared for something you've never experienced before.
I've got a bag, actually two bags, that are sort of packed. One is for myself and the other the baby. My bag is full of things... toiletries, night gowns, flip flops, and various other articles of clothing for Shawn and I. The baby's bag is a little more sparse... two newborn outfits, because I can't choose just one, a receiving blanket, regular blanket, and a pacifier. Honestly, especially when it comes to the baby, I have no idea what I will need and what will just be excess crap to carry.
If you've got the experience let me know what is a must to bring with you to the hospital and what sort of stuff will I not need or the hospital give me? As a very organized and well prepared person for most anything there's nothing I hate more than being unprepared or wishing I didn't leave something at home that I'd really enjoy or need.
So, what do I need for myself? the baby? Shawn? What can stay at home? What little comforts might I want? And any other advice! I can't wait for your help. Its much needed.