After a long labour, 2nd degree tear and catheterisation, my wife is having to stay in hospital overnight (gave birth at 2342 last night).
So, I'm heading back there at 1400. The bag with her has all manner of clothes in, some toiletries, book etc..
What do you recommend I bring in to her?
So far I've got: more books iPod 'phone cash lip balm hair band doo-dahs tissues boiled sweets crisps chocolate biscuits some hideous pre-packaged cheese baby hat which makes me laugh camera paper and pencil totally random assortment of toiletries which smell nice hair brush
Any one who's been through this, is there anything else I should take to make it more bearable?
oh and a handful more nappies and baby clothes (in case it has sicked down all the current ones) plastic carriers for dirty stuff empty holdall so you can take home all the stuff she doesn't need and/or needs washing.
More chocolate Pre-mixed G&T. Crosswords - she won't finish one but it's better than staring at the walls. Books Nice Squash (something Bottle Greenish) - you get lots of water to drink but it gets a bit boring.
oh you're a breath of fresh air! so many women on here whingeing about their men, and look, a lovely one shows up!!
I'd say maybe ditch the book and pack a couple of magazines, just it is hard to focus on a book in hospital but dipping in and out of articles is probably easier to manage consdering she'll be tired and very distracted with your new baby!
Congratulations to you both and I wish her a full and speedy recovery
ps- i went to see a friend in hospital recently and was shocked at how bad the food was re:5 a day, they got 1 piece of fruit allday and barely any veg with dinner. You might want to pack a little punnet of strawberries or something