Monday, May 21, 2012

Flavour of The Day with Noora

Getting Ready for Baby

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?


Lily said...

Noura t2omy bel salame dear.. all u need for the baby is the outfit when u leave the hospital.. as long as u are in the hospital, u dnt need anything for the baby.. when the doctor release u both, they ask u for baby clothes. u dnt need bottles nor diapers..
best of luck

Noora said...

Thank you :)