After my waters had broken, running around the house with a towel between my legs and a check list from some magazine. The only thing I forgot was my face moisturiser! I was 3 weeks early though. Now, what was dh doing during this, arh yes, he was setting up the video to tape Top Gear! Strangely that it now DS (3) favourite programme and everything has to stop for Jeremy Clarkson.
I packed a couple of things about 4 weeks before (when I thought I was leaking water and it may start). I finished packing in the morning after my waters broke before going into hospital. Ds arrived almost 3 weeks early. I think it is worht thinking about and planning what to take but not pack it until last minute.
Probably about a week before my due date last time. I had 2 bags - one for if we only stayed a short time and one for if I had to stay for several days. Although we were in and out within 12 hours, we still ended up with both bags and a load of other stuff requiring abour 3 trips to the car to get it all in again.
First time I was induced and packed the night before my induction , and second time I went into labour 8 days over and packed a terrible bag during my contractions with nothing I needed in it!!
When I had my son they provided milk, bottles etc so I didnt take any of that second time round, and after having daughter I had to send hubby to asda quick to buy sterilised bottles and ready done milk!!
I am now 36 weeks and yet again have nothing ready, even though they are talking about inducing me early due to complications!!
wish id packed mine earlier with ds. he was born at 33 weeks and i had NOTHING!! apart from no hospital bag, we had to have a major shopping spree..next time round i was packed and ready to go at 24 weeks...and baby was late!