Happy Monday, y’all.
I’m still here.. and still very pregnant. We hit 39 weeks yesterday, and I was just so sure Baby C was going to make his/her big debut before this morning. But nope! I have my weekly doctors appointment tomorrow, so we’ll see what she says!
I wanted to go ahead and share this post with you all just in case we do end up heading to the hospital in the next few days. I’m not sure when I’ll be posting on the blog again, and I’ve promised to share what I’m bringing along to the hospital with me. It’s not all pretty or glamorous, but I’ve heard you’ll need most of these things during labor and for recovery. I hope this helps, even if it is just to compare to your checklist if you’re an expecting mama.
So, I’m going to go ahead and preface this post by saying that I’m an over-packer. Always have been, always will be. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have anxiety about this whole labor & delivery process. I think this is the first time in my life that I have absolutely zero control over the entire situation - when it happens, how it happens, etc. Although I know I just have to let go and leave it up to God, packing a few extra things makes me feel a little more prepared and at ease, so that’s what I did. With that being said, I know I probably won’t use the majority of the extra things I packed.
Also, I want to thank all of you who sent me recommendations for my hospital bag packing checklist! That was so helpful, and in case you missed the list on Instagram (saved to my highlights), I’ll go ahead and share those responses again at the end of this post. So.. let’s get to it!