What’s in My Hospital Bag

May 25, 2017

Bag is packed and we are ready for baby! I was NOT going to make the same mistake I did with Leo and attempt to pack a bag as I was in active labor and contracting! John had to bring me like 10 different things later on. Imagine trying to explain to him where my tucks and pads were! EEEP. Soooo, this time, I wanted to be a little more prepared. Plus, third time around, I feel like I know exactly what I want and need with me to make my hospital stay and recovery as sweet as possible.

CAN’T BELIEVE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MY HOSPITAL BAG! EEEEK! This is really making it all feel so close and real!

Here’s what’s in my bag:

Bag – I collaborated with Rebekah Scott Designs on this bag and it is exactly what I needed! She is from Valley Springs, South Dakota and creates and sews these bags herself, with the help of a few other stay-at-home Moms or even Grandmas (adorable!!!)! The products are 100% guaranteed FOR LIFE, amazing!

But, what I love most about Rebekah Scott Designs, is that you get to design the bag of your dreams yourself! She has about 70 fabric designs to choose for the outside of the bag, and almost 60 other fabrics to choose from for the inside. So many choices! And so fun to mix and match prints! I designed the “Olive” bag with the black gingham outside and rocket ruby inside. Obsessed with how it turned out! The floral pops of color on the inside look fab against the black and white outside. I’m anxious to use it at the hospital and for weekend trips!

There are tons of choices on bags and purses also. She has diaper bags, backpacks, shoulder bags, accessories, and lots of other items! Ivy even got the little “Cosmetic” and she had a blast choosing her fabric – of COURSE she chose the purple tabby print. Her favorite color!

What’s really neat too is that Bekah names each her bags about someone who is important in her life (meet and read about Olive). Pretty neat to read about the women and be inspired!

Isn’t the bag PERFECT?! You gotta check out Rebekah Scott Designs! She’s also offering you all $10 off a purchase of $100 or more for the next two weeks, use code AppleofmyIvy10 (cannot be used on bundles). Happy shopping!!

Robe – MUST HAVE. You won’t be comfortable wearing anything with the humongous pad they give you to wear, so this robe to hide everything is perfect. So comfy and I love the beautiful floral pattern. Plus easy access to breastfeed.

Pajama Pants – Find some comfortable pajama pants because that’s what you’ll want to live in! These are really pretty and silky.

Nursing Bras – I LOVE these! They’re super soft and stretchy and really comfortable. No wire or clasps to mess with. Easy and comfy.

Nursing Pads – My milk came in pretty fast with Leo last time, so I expect the same this time. Out of control everywhere at first. These help with messes! Won’t need many since you’ll hopefully be out of the hospital before your milk REALLY comes in! Then use this to catch milk from the opposite breast that baby is feeding. I got several extra ounces each time using this!

Lanolin – Because OUCH. Nipples so sore.

Tucks – These are A-MAY-ZING. They are cool and soft and are medicated with witch hazel to help with burning and itching. Can be used all over down there, on both parts, to help soothe and offer relief.

Pain Relieving Spray – The water bottle the hospital gives you to squirt up there is heavenly and cleans things up real nice, but you still might have pain. A nurse recommended this last time with Leo and it felt so nice! I’ll be bringing it again this time.

Facial Wipes – I LOVE these from Burt’s Bees. The grapefruit is super refreshing, one of my favorite smells. I plan on having these bedside to freshen up quick without having to waddle sorely to the bathroom.

Face Mist – Total sucker for new products and I love everything Pixi. This face mist is enriched with 21 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. It’s another thing that’s just simply refreshing and offers a bit of glow to clean up that tired after labor look! :)

Lip Oil – This new lip oil from Burt’s Bees is sooo fabulous. It’s really moisturizing and so soft. Plus the color, I got showering sunset, is really pretty. Just for a tint of color.

Boppy Pillow – Helps with positioning baby while nursing for added comfort. Find your perfect cover at Ivie Baby Shop, my favorite!

Swaddle Blankets – Start perfecting it as soon as possible! Babies love to be snugged up tight. This raspberry peony swaddle and this morning glory swaddle are so dreamy and pretty!

Baby Outfit – Love everything KicKee! Baby will be coming home in the same outfit Ivy came home in! :) Plus a bow!

Mama Outfit – Find an outfit that’s easy to put on and super comfortable as you’ll still have a baby belly. This one is so easy to slip on and has extra room to wear when you leave the hospital.

Slippers – You’ll want these for walking around the hospital on those cold floors!

Toiletry Bag – Large Makeup Bag and Small Makeup Bag to keep all of your toiletries in – such as vaseline, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, moisturizer, makeup, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair products, etc.

Other Items to consider – Your own pillow, comfortable underwear (although the hospital gives you some gigantic ones that are just fine!), music player, camera, tylenol and stool softener (instead of using the hospitals for a big charge!), snacks, etc.

38.5 weeks! I had Leo 10 days early and that was today! So is baby girl going to be more like Ivy and 2 days late?! Hmmm!

Pockets on the outside… YAAAAS

All ready! Baby will be here any day! Thanks again Rebekah Scott Designs! Love my bag!


 

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