I'm in the same boat (sans moving) and have this list... you might regret asking me though - here goes
My bag at admission Maternity notes Charged camera Mobile phone charger Antibac gel Antibac wipes Dark Towel x 1 Shampoo/shower gel/Deodorant Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Mouthwash Tea tree oil Makeup 2 x Lypsol Hairbrush Water Wipes (trust me paper can be awkward) Maternity Pads Breastpads Lanisoh cream Indigestion tablets Flip flops 1 x T-shirt or tops (in addition to what I wear in) 1 x bras (in addition to waht I wear in) 1 x Nightie (for straight after op) Dressing gown Light shawl as hard to get cardi on and off 3 x BIG knickers Sports bottle (easy sip) T-Shirt for him Toothbrush for him Pants & Socks for him
Baby Bits in my bag Blanket Cuddly 7 x muslins 3 x vests 3 x sleepsuits Hat Little Cardigan Nappies Baby Wipes (plus cotton pads) Nappy Bags
Food in car Fresh Orange Squash Grapes Snacks Crisps Peppermint Tea Bendy straws Dried prunes or apricots
Backup Bag in Car 3 x vests 3 x sleepsuits 2 x packs of nappies 3 x packs Maternity Pads 1 x pack Breastpads 2 x T-shirt or tops for me 2 x bras 2 x vests 4 x PJ or soft trouser bottoms 10 x knickers 1 x black towel Baby sling Car park change Gifts for/from new baby to DC#1 Car Seat
At Home Shower sheet & dark blanket for sofa Big pads for the bed
When I had DC#1 I bought a set of 3 bags in boots, they are made of clear plastic and are an absolute godsend - I pack toiletries in one, snacks in another and personal items like pads and tablets in a third, it means that I can direct DH to them and he can instantly find what I am looking for. I've also leant them out to several people and they've not been damaged in any way and so quite robust.
May I recommend Peacocks massive granny pants £5 a pack. They will fit right over the scar and plenty of room for the maternity pads and scar dressing. Vaire ugly but vaire comfortable. I've had two sections and they were perfect for the first couple of weeks.
A book or girly magazine you might have to wait for quite a while before your c sec. I would put 2 towels, one very old one, for the first time you get out of bed after the op. (sorry tmi, but when I got up the first time after the op, lots of water/blood came out and no maternity sanitary towel would have absorbed the lot. It made a big embarrasing puddle on the floor. So second c section, I held a very old towel between my legs to prevent the puddle... the towel went straight in the bin).
having just had my second cs (still in hospital with beautiful ds ) add more pants (you might just throw some,out) more strappy Ts (I'm v hot and sweating out cold turkey on cocodamol) fennel tea and (if poss) peppermint water for wind etc. if not on long list - all your chargers! heaps of change for car park earplugs and eye mask very good luck x
As well as granny knickers, make sure PJ bottoms / trousers to wear home are high waisted or loose. My preggo under bump trousers, and pre-preg PJs both have waistbands that sit right on the scar. 2.5weeks post EMCS and huge PJs and yoga pants are still the most comfortable things to wear!
Oh and pack as many snacks as you can, 3 meals a day (it was 7am,12,5pm where I was) will not feel like enough!