I promised myself I would keep up with my blog AFTER the girls were born since I relied on everyone else's blogs so much while I was pregnant. Epic. Fail. I haven't posted in almost a YEAR! Ok so that gives you a little glimpse into life with twins :)
If you are pregnant and especially pregnant with twins here is what I took and recommend packing in the oh so important hospital bag!
- Slippers. YES you will NEED them. I bought a pair from Big Lots because my feel were SO swollen none of mine fit anymore. Cozy socks too.
- Robe. I got a lightweight one from Target that had pockets. You feel so EXPOSED, the robe helps.
- without said robe...
- with robe and gown :)
- Nightgowns/Pajamas. My MIL got me 3 super soft gowns from Kohls and I couldn't have thanked her more. I wore the gown with pajama pants, my robe and of course my slippers!
- bathroom stuff: anything that helps you feel like a human. I obsess over shaving my legs- so razor was a must.
- Extras. We kept an extra bag of clothes in the car. Thank heavens we did since we ended up staying a week. But this helps keep your hospital room from looking like you are LITERALLY moving in.
- The underwear debate. I had a C-section and everyone always warned me of how I would never wear my regular underwear again. I wear the boy shorts from VS and the top did not bother my incision at all. However, the mesh undies they give you are GREAT and you WILL take extras home.
- cozy clothes. sweatshirt, pants, etc. Our room was really cold (Hormones kept me toasty) so my mammoth of a husband actually needed a sweatshirt.
- underwear and socks. If your husband is like mine if he was in charge of the packing he would throw a tooth brush into a Walmart bag and ta-da.
- I-pad + charger. He will need something to keep him occupied. We ended up watching Braves games in the NICU since that room didn't have a TV.
- Snacks! They fed me like a Queen- hubs was on his own. We had a mini fridge and microwave in the room which helped.
- Going home outfit(s)
- Boppy, nursing pillow. Husband can use these as pillow when baby isn't and the boppy is great for visitors needing help to hold baby.
- Hats/headbands- You can bring cute outfits but our nurses recommended not to since they wash the clothes and a good chance they would get lost.
- Empty bag!! The less you take, the more they give you! Really before you go home they load up a cart with all kinds of goodies, but we stashed some prizes throughout our stay.
- Door hanger for your door. We had a lady make one for our front door and brought it so we wouldn't buy the stuff from the hospital.
- Baby book for the foot prints. Ours did them on cards even though we brought the books.
- I-pad/tablet/i-pod something for music. My husband and I prefer that to TV anyday.
And in case you forget anything- don't worry you will have a plethora of visitors swooping in so just ask them to bring it!...
And on the visitor note.. I would wait until AFTER you have the baby to notify anyone to give you and husband quality time with baby. We had a scheduled C and told everyone after 4pm to alleviate this and still had family waiting at 10 am to be the "first to see". (The first month visitors will drive you INSANE but that's another post!)
Hospital: Catawba Valley Medical Center- Hickory NC