Hi! Here's a list of things I've got packed in my bag:
Early maternity clothes for me - your stomach doesn't go straight away & you may be as big as you were at around 25wks so don't put in your pre-preg clothes like I did with my first & pack enough for 5 days in hospital (in case of c-sec). It's also nice not to be in your PJ's when people take pics of you & bubs.
0000-000 outfits for bubs - I dont know what I'm having so I've got a white bonds suit, a boys outfit & a girls outfit. (the hospital has plenty of singlets)
A wrap for bubs - they have blankets in the hospital but I'm taking one of my own cos it's more personal.
A newborn latex dummy - personal choice but my son used to suck for over an hour just for fun & it took me 6wks to get him off of me after a feed & onto a dummy. Latex are softer than silicone.
Cucumber under-eye cream - I don't want to look exhausted when my visitors come & want pics.
A good book - for the little tiny snipits of you time you get when bubs is asleep & there are no guests.
Towel - I'm taking my own because the ones at the hospital are tiny & didn't go around me 2wks ago (@33wks)
Address book - no forgotten phone calls
Change for phone, TV, & snacks
Shampoo & Conditioner
My favourite shower gel
Basic Makeup - concealer, lipgloss, eye pencil just to make me feel a little better than bare & tired.
Maternity Pads - the hospital have them but they are like cotton surfboards & that's being nice!
I know I took heaps more stuff woth my son but I honestly didn't use any of it, these are the practical things. Hope I've been helpful.
CJ, SJ 3/03, AJ 11/05, PJ 4/08