i started packing around 32 weeks. but kept adding to my bags as time went on. had my bags fully pack by about 36 or 37 weeks except for a few things which i still was using everyday. i wrote those on a list and put it with my bags so when the time came i would know exactly what i had to put in and not run around like a headless chciken trying to remember and worrying that i forgot something.
i had 3 bags. one for during the labour with stuff like water bottle, snacks, face clothe, wheat sack etc in it. i had one for DS with clothes for him, nappies, nappy bags, nappy rash cream, blanket for him, socks, beanies etc. and the third with my personal stuff with my clothes, hairbrush, undies, breastpads, maternity pads, toiletries, etc. and the most important thing i brouight with me was my camera to capture those first precious moments. grin