Hospital Bag

April 23, 2012


You say, Hospital Bag, like it’s a synonym for anxiety attack. Okay, so maybe it is and maybe it is. But it doesn’t NEED to be. Take it from my first go around. I was one of those. The OVERLY prepared type. Surprise you much?

My bag was packed a month in advance, Husby had his own checklist waiting beside the bed (you know… in case I was delusional during labor or something horrifyingly worse). And the car! Oh mercy! Packed to the brim like we were going on a cross country road trip!

It was actually quite comical and slightly ridiculous all at the same time. But we were newbies. Still are, kinda.

With less than 2 weeks away, last week’s stabbing pains had me freaking out just a smidge. Like…

Um, little buddy? You listening down there? We’re not ready quite yet, remember? My hair needs to be cut and colored. And then there’s the house that needs vacuuming at least another dozen times or so. Not to mention, you’re still nameless. Oh yeah. And the whole hospital bag. About that…

Take it or leave it (literally), I thought I’d give you a peek into what has transformed into my hospital essentials.


  • Reply Allison April 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Eagerly awaiting Little Brother’s big arrival into the world….You are more than prepared Mama!

  • Reply Shana April 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    How EXCITING!!!

  • Reply Jacqui Mee a Bee April 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Oh good luck!! At least you will all be looking gorgeous while at the hospital! I can’t wait for news. It could be any day now!
    For number two I did not pack my bag. I was caught by surprise and hadn’t gotten it done. I ended up in the hospital with none of my things. I’m glad that won’t be you.
    Exciting times ahead for you. xxx

  • Reply Marina April 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Two weeks! Wow! You must be going through a world of emotions right about now.

    Love the Petit B and Lauren Paige outfits to take home. I swear I had the same in my hospital bag whe we went. Love IT!

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life April 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Hahaha “not to mention, you’re still nameless”. Priceless, love it! I would be one of those OCD prepared types too Missy – it’s from Girl Guides, no? They instill it in us! Haha. I have a feeling my sister will be like this too in July, and it’s her first, so she will be 110%! She also married someone who’s big on prep too so I can only imagine what their car will look like! Best of luck, so excited to see the little one! xx

  • Reply Colleen Sullivan April 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Very exciting! You are all prepared!

    Colleen @ Meet the Sullivans

  • Reply Sam April 24, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Hey I’m new to your blog! Your blog’s name totally caught me! Love what you have going on here. Thanks for sharing :)


  • Reply elizabeth April 24, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Great items to be prepared! curious, did you create those images in Photoshop? Illustrator?

  • Reply Ashley April 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Good luck! I was just thinking spring must be a great time to have a baby. With all of the flowers and trees blooming! I hope everything goes perfectly for you!

  • Reply Ashley from Ashley's Cooking Adventures May 13, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I just found your blog via pinterest and found this post soooo helpful! I am less than a month from my due date and have been packing, repacking, arranging and rearranging my hospital bag for a while now. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!!

  • Reply Lisa @ Charlie The Cavalier November 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I loved bringing my own pillow! It made me feel more comfortable.

  • Reply Brittany December 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Finally a simple list that doesn’t nclude packing the whole house

  • Reply Sam May 8, 2015 at 4:12 am

    This is so helpful, thank you! I’m due soon & I needed something like this :)
    >> Sam

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