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BlueFishWonder Tue 02-Apr-13 13:15:45

with DC1 I had bag packed from 30 weeks and in the back of my car. I'm 32 weeks with DC2 and DH mentioned it last night and I thought oh goodness not even thought about that yet! when did you have your bags/ notes etc packed from, I was thinking 37 ish weeks would be fine.

3rdtimelucky73 Tue 02-Apr-13 13:24:30

34 weeks today and packed bag at the weekend as away.

37 would be too late for me as that's when I'm being induced!

ButteryJam Tue 02-Apr-13 13:28:25

Hoping to have it packed by 34 weeks.

fertilityFTW Tue 02-Apr-13 13:33:56

Aiming for next week (35wk) - but I've been saying that since 29wks hmm.

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Tue 02-Apr-13 13:37:34

First time DH was sent home from hospital after I had the baby to bring me things. Second time my waters went and I threw my phone charger, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, kindle, and a packet of apricots into a bag myself in five minutes then set off to hospital.

BlueFishWonder Tue 02-Apr-13 13:43:12

That sounds more like how I will be Orange!

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Tue 02-Apr-13 13:51:26

Maybe I shouldn't be so honest about how rubbish I am. blush

HoneyDragon Tue 02-Apr-13 13:54:41

I packed when my waters broke with ds

I packed when my contractions were 4 minutes apart with dd <<doesn't learn>>

But 35 weeks is much much more mature and sensible.

sleepyhead Tue 02-Apr-13 13:55:55

Erm... I'm being induced next Monday if the baby doesn't show up by then. I haven't actually packed my bag yet blush. On the upside, I finally got round to buying a nursing bra yesterday so I've got all the stuff.

Iirc though, last time I packed it the day I went in. It didn't take long. I was induced then too so wasn't hobbling around in actual labour.

WestieMamma Tue 02-Apr-13 14:01:53

I'm 36 weeks tomorrow. My bag was packed by my daughter while she visited this weekend. Otherwise I think it would have been done in between contractions.

melliebobs Tue 02-Apr-13 14:04:19

I packed my bag around 34 weeks. I didn't put much in cos was hoping for MLU and 6hr discharge. Then at 40+12 had to repack the soddin thing cos the MLU wouldn't accept me so had to have stuff for the extra time i was to be in there

I am 35+4 and I have most of the stuff ready (thrown in a pile in the crib by my bed) just not actually in a bag and a few bits to put in there.

Need to work on my birth plan next I suppose (being induced in 2 weeks)

weeblueberry Tue 02-Apr-13 14:12:19

I'm due to pack my bag this week sometime (am 35 weeks on Wednesday) but DP said this morning that I should consider having a smaller bag and contingency plan for the office because I'm planning on working up until 39 weeks. confused

sleepyhead Tue 02-Apr-13 14:27:47

I'm not bothering with a birth plan this time either. I'm feeling very relaxed about going with the flow... hope it doesn't come back to bite me.

weeblueberry - I've still got a bit of work to do from home (technically on holiday this week and don't start mat leave until 40 weeks). Not too much, but now that I'm not in the office I'm finding it rather hard to get motivated!

Oh god, I can just see me now - in the throes of labour, typing with one hand trying to get my handover finished, scribbling a last minute birth plan with the other, kicking granny pants and maternity towels into my labour ward bag with one foot, punting sleepsuits and breast pads into my postnatal bag with the other.

Still, staying active in labour is good, yes?

MrsHoarder Tue 02-Apr-13 14:35:07

35 Weeks, but only because we were moving house and I had a mental image of going into labour and not being able to find anything because it was all packed up. I carried my notes everywhere from 30ish Weeks though.

birdofthenorth Tue 02-Apr-13 14:38:15

Just finishing packing it and off for a sweep in the morning!

VisualiseAHorse Tue 02-Apr-13 14:44:22

About 30 weeks I packed the smaller bag with nappies, clothes etc. Then at about 35 weeks I packed the suitcase because it occured to me that I might have to go into hospital and stay longer (and we live miles from the hospital).

I did keep taking things out and re-arranging things though. And changing my mind about his coming home outfit.

weeblueberry Tue 02-Apr-13 14:48:31

sleepy Yep I see myself being the very same. grin

"Excuse me client, my contractions are getting rather close. Would you mind if I rescheduled our call?" Then rushing off to the car while desperately trying to set my out of office on my emails...

sleepyhead Sun 07-Apr-13 13:55:02

Weeblueberry - Get That Bag Packed!

Ds2 arrived this morning and I was indeed packing in labour, which wouldn't have been so bad if I'd not started with contractions 3 mins apart and he took 4 hrs start to finish to arrive! Needless to say dh has been sent home for the things I forgot - like clean nightie blush. Was kind of worth it to have such a quick labour though. Just had time to remember "oh yeah, this bit really hurts" and he was here smile

Bunnychan Sun 07-Apr-13 18:10:24

I'm 33 weeks and I've started because I'm off work on Easter Hols. When I'm back at work, I won't have chance so I'm treating this as pre-maternity leave lol x

CareerGirl01 Sun 07-Apr-13 18:35:02

36 weeks on Wednesday and finally packed my bag today. I'm packing a separate bag for baby - currently washing her clothes (using DD1s unused baby gros). Feel better for it; but bub was threatening to arrive at 30 weeks. So have decided I can not be too prepared.

LibertineLover Sun 07-Apr-13 18:39:04

Packed mine at 4 in the morning while having contractions! I was 32 weeks, really wish I'd packed it earlier! My t-shirt for labour was too short and I had my arse hanging out the whole time, really regretted it.

DoodleAlley Sun 07-Apr-13 18:44:18

Elcs tomorrow and packing bag tonight at 39 weeks.

Just to make you all feel organised!!!

FortyFacedFuckers Sun 07-Apr-13 18:48:03

At 39 weeks grin

duende Sun 07-Apr-13 19:24:44

sleepyhead congratulations smile smile

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