Hello Lovely! I’ll be honest I’m predicting most of my upcoming posts to be substantially shorter as I’m more than a little preoccupied by the tiny new human living with me. Needless to say there is of course a large amount of adjusting and a even larger amount of loving on our little Delaney these days. She’s so just so cute and tiny! I’m already a little sad at how much she’s grown in the past two weeks since we’ve had her. Her little thighs are starting to fill out and her chubby cheeks that she’s developing are just so sweet! I want her to grow but they just grow so fast especially when their so little. Anyway I could go on but I’ll save some of this for a later post when I share the newborn pictures we’re having done!
While it’s on my mind I wanted to be sure to share what was on my hospital packing list. Some of the items of course are similar to other list but there are a few that I have collected from other mamas and a OBGYN that I think are must haves!
Silhouette Depends (Trust me much better than the mesh things the hospital gives you)
Drawstring/ loose PJs or Gown
Flip flops (that your not afraid of throwing away.. you may not want them after what may end up on the floor of the delivery room)
Hair Tools (One you can’t live with out for pictures)
Travel Sized- Hair Products, Body Wash, Toothpaste, Dry Shampoo, Face Wipes
Baby Book and Ink Pad (If you want footprints)
Sign for the door
Small gifts for nurses/ OB
Going home outfit
If Mama Is Nursing:
Nursing gown or tanks
Disposable Nursing Pads
Coconut Nipple Butter
Throw Away Flip Flops (He may really never want to see them again)
Book (or iPad if that’s more his style)
Little One’s List:
Clothes (The onesies the hospital gives you are so big)
Whatever you pack, it’s what you’re bringing home that is the craziest idea of all. This ten month journey and the however many hours of labor will give you a new little person that they send home with you. You enter the hospital with two people and somehow you walk out as three… As I sit with a sleeping two week old on me while I type, I’m still not quite over this concept. I’m still exhausted (breastfeeding is a beast) and I’m sure will be for sometime, but she is the most amazing gift I’ve ever received. The prize at the end of all of this is truly one of God’s greatest works, we’re beyond blessed to be able to hold one one of these works is our arms.
Hope you all are having just as wonderful of a week as we are!