Hunter Blaze arrived on June 6th at 9.42am.
He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Hearing we have a boy was a big wonderful surprise. We are absolutely thrilled that he is part of our family.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
So I approached my hospital bag how I approach packing in general…
wait until the last minute and if I forget something it’s no big deal since I can improvise, wear something again, or buy it nearby (unless on a cruise).
Thankfully, this approach worked pretty well and I used most everything I packed and didn’t need to have Price run out for much.
I had a scheduled C-section so I had to consider some things prior to heading off to the hospital, such as what clothes would be most comfortable to wear related to the incision and how long I would be staying. As you are in the hospital longer for a C-section than for a vaginal birth, so you might want some additional things as you are away from home longer. So here is my ultimate list of what to bring to the hospital bag.
For the baby
We knew that Autumn would be in the NICU and not being going home when I was so that impacted some of the things I packed, like I didn’t pack a going home outfit. Similarly, you can adjust what you pack based upon the time of year you have your baby or what you see around the hospital during your tour.
The one thing that I suggest you don’t bring is a breast pump. Sure, you see pumps at Target but you don’t need one before you go to the hospital since they have them there. As well, you should discuss with your doctor about getting a prescription for a pump so that your insurance covers it.
The biggest thing is that you can’t go wrong if you over pack or even forget something. The hospital where I had Autumn even had a vending machine of nursing/pumping supplies. So don’t sweat it and just enjoy your new baby!!!
Our little Miss was born last Monday night via C-section at 4.59pm weighing in at 5 lbs 9 oz and measuring 19 inches in length.
Price was given the honor of getting to announce to me if we had a boy or girl…. GIRL!!
We are both doing well and excited to have her join our family.
More updates and lots of pictures to come.