I packed my hospital bag today in preparation for my delivery. I am 35 weeks pregnant yet will have an induced delivery within the next two weeks.
I packed my bag and my husband's bag so easily. Then, it was time for the baby's stuff and I went blank. It felt like I was doing this for the first time even though it's only been a year and a half since I had Yousef. What should I take? Do I bring the diapers or are they provided by the hospital? How many "outfits" should I bring for her? What if the size is not right? And the questions just went on and on. The fact that I had Yousef in a different country is making me completely unfamiliar with the hospital's system here.
I then went shopping and stacked up on diapers, pacifiers, bottles, and even formula. Despite everything, I still feel very unprepared! I cannot remember how I managed with Yousef, I just remember crying ALOT!
Yet, considering the magnitude of what's about to happen, I guess there is no way anyone can be totally prepared.
Any mamas who can share notes on what the baby will need which is not provided by the hospital?