I'm trying pack mine (also 34 weeks). I've done a little bag for baby and then started one for me. Toying with a third one in case I stay in for a bit. I'm finding it harder than I thought I would though x
I have packed three bags. One with all mine and baby clothes in. One with all mine and babies toiletries in. One man bag, with all the food in! I do not want my OH having to wander off anywhere to get food because he's hungry or bored. My Sister in law learnt this the hard way after her husband returned from Greggs laden with pasties only to find he'd missed the birth!!
Definitely take snacks in your labour bag, even if you don't them your partner probably will! I didn't want to eat anything in labour, but did drink copious amounts of lucozade. And don't pack your tens machine, just leave it on top of the bag in case you want to start using it at home first.
Thanks everyone! Looks like they'll stay in the car for now as I have no space left in my hospital bag ...
I'm just wondering whether DH even needs to bring the hospital bag in when we go in? Surely neither of us will need that in labour, and the only thing he may need is snacks! Hummm ... Maybe snacks should take top priority lol
I think I'm going to end up with four bags (two to take in):
- a small labour bag with few snacks, lucozade, lucozade tablets, coins, charger and phone - hospital bag for a 24 hour stay in - second hospital bag incase we need to stay in longer (left in car) - a plastic bag full of snacks and food (left in car)
Bunnychan, I found it much more difficult than I thought I would too. Made a list, amended it, went out shopping a couple of times, and finally feel like I'm making some progress. I'm also placing a copy of the list in the bags so I know what I've put in them and what's left to put.
I was The Bag Lady. I had a bag with an orange lamp (no candles allowed in birth centre), a dozen glowy spa light thingys that float on water, a sieve for the pool, iPod and docking station for music, homeopathy kit, bath pillow for the pool...
A bag FULL of cloth nappies for baby. Just sold them on eBay... unused new condition!!
Bag for me.
Bag for DH.
How I laugh now. Might pack a bum bag this time round.