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Help me pack my bag

(11 Posts)
Bexta147 Wed 07-Sep-16 17:01:10

I think I have just about everything for baby wrote down but I am struggling to remember what I need for myself.

I am having a planned section and I am packing enough stuff just for a one night stay although if I am a morning section I will be discharging myself the same day. This is my third section but my mind just doesn't want to work. I'm bottle feeding so won't need anything to breastfeed in but so far my list stands at a nightie for when I come out of theatre!

I have major baby brain and most lists I've looked at include a load of shite that nobody ever needs or uses! It is really stressing me out how unorganised I am this time around!

SockQueen Wed 07-Sep-16 17:48:05

Lots of massive pants + mat pads.

RachelLL92 Wed 07-Sep-16 17:51:16

Wow go u I was still in able to walk the evening I had my daughter (spinal block ) I'm curious as to how your went if u wouldn't mind humouring me ? Xx

Paulat2112 Wed 07-Sep-16 17:54:41

Granny pants
Going home outfit (I just wore what I came in in)
Dressing gown/robe

Like Rachel, I wasn't even up the same day smile

Bexta147 Wed 07-Sep-16 19:54:34

I had my DS at 9:34am. Was up out of bed by tea time, was supposed to be up after dinner but they were short staffed so they never got round until later. Was in shower at 8pm after parents had fetched my oldest to visit. DP left at about half 8 to pick his Mam up. They came and walked me around to the ward at 9pm and I would of asked to go home then if DP hadn't already left.
Only had the one dose of morphine in theatre then was just paracetamol and ibuprofen. Was completely back to normal after a week, back driving after two and then back to the gym after 3. I have a very high pain threshold and I heal
Really quickly too. Even after my emergency section with my first I was perfectly fine after a week or so. Midwives have commented how quick I have recovered. Xx

RachelLL92 Thu 08-Sep-16 09:02:28

Wow you are like super woman I had my lo at 10:36 am and couldn't feel my legs till next day I really admire u

Bexta147 Thu 08-Sep-16 09:57:19

Did you have spinal block? I'm suprised you couldn't feel your legs still. It normally wears off after a few hours.

Paulat2112 Thu 08-Sep-16 11:13:52

You are like superwoman smile I didn't get my catheter out till the next morning each time. Then it was up and about that day. I definitely couldn't have been back to gym after three week. With my first I was in hospital for almost a week as I was really ill and with my second I had a blood clot in my leg. That's great you will be back on your feet quickly, will make things easier for you if you have other kids at home.

Jodie1982 Thu 08-Sep-16 15:05:44

Some plastic bags for soiled clothing.

StrawberrytallCake Thu 08-Sep-16 15:10:16

Facial wipes & moisturiser
Lip balm
bottle of water (tap water at hospital always tastes gross to me) & maybe some of those little cordial shots.
Pjs x2 just in case you have to stay in (shorter sleeves? Maternity wards are hot)

RachelLL92 Thu 08-Sep-16 16:53:07

Yeah spinal block and had my catheter in for 2 days and massive swelling to but felt right as rain 2 weeks later would never had managed the gym tho xx

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