Hospital Bag Takeover |Part 2|

You will realize that I have left certain items off these list. Either the hospital will provide (ask if unsure) or you genuinely will not need it!

  2. “Going home” outfit
  3. Pajamas
  4. Paperwork & identification – insurance card, drivers license/ID, birth plan, anything else they require
  5. Slippers & socks – not flip flops because it’s cold!
  6. Robe/sweater
  7. Postpartum girdle/wrap – I have 
  8. Prenatals/medication (some hospitals provide) – make sure you’re receiving/taking stool softener! 
  9. Glasses/contacts
  10. Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, body wash, loofa, etc
  11. Hair accessories – ties, Bobby pins, wrap, etc
  12. Hair products – gel, leave in conditioner, et 
  13. Towel(s)
  14. Body lotion – helps with stretch marks!
  15. Breastcare – nipple cream, heat/ice compressions
  16. Nursing accessories – Boppy pillow (some hospitals provide), cover, burp clothes
  17. Cell phone charger
  18. Camera (if not using phone)
  19. Makeup

For Daddy

  1. Clothes
  2. Toiletries
  3. Pajamas
  4. Slippers & socks
  5. Underclothes
  6. Pillow &a blanket (some hospitals provide, but not comfy)
  7. Life necessities – wallet, medication, phone/charger, glasses, etc

For Baby

  1. “First outfit” & “Going home” clothes
  2. Onesies 
  3. Swaddlers/blanket
  4. Mittens, caps & socks
  5. Car seat**
  6. Toy accessories – these are mostly props for pictures 

I will cover the Do Not Need’s on Friday and give you the explanation why! This is all based off of my experience and what the hospital provided me. 

Girl Chat

Hospital Bag Takeover |Part 1|

Hey Mama!

Hope you had an amazing weekend! If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, make sure to check out my first blog series – What About Mama? |Part 1-3| 

This week we are going to have the ultimate hospital bag takeover!

After I had the twins, many of my pregnant Mama-friends constantly asked me, “What do I need bring to the hospital for delivery? And when do I pack this bag?

My answer is usually – It depends! The reason it depends is because every hospital has different amenities and provide different services. But I will chat about the basics you need to make you bring, describe what I was offered during my stay at the hospital, and what not to bring with you! Lastly we will chat about what do you need to bring for baby and Daddy! 

There is so much that goes on in my our world while being pregnant, that packing a bag is the last thing on your mind! You’re more focused on setting up the nursery, researching car seats, baby clothes, trying to learn tips about breast feeding, and everything else that is involved with having a baby! 

But it is important that you are ready ahead of time for your stay at the hospital, because if you’re a Mama that has to rush to the hospital – you will NOT have time to pack! You need to stayed focused, relaxed and have that baby! 

On Wednesday, we will chat about what should be within your hospital – for you, baby, and Daddy! Did you should know that you should pack two types of bags? I’ll explain that too! I will provide you some suggestions of products (with a link), when should you start packing your bags, and where should you keep these bags. 

On Friday, you will receive the “Do NOT Bring” list! These are items that the hospital will provide you, or it’s simply not necessary to have it. Ever been that girl that incredibly overpacks? This will definitely be for you! 

So chat with you on Wednesday!

Until then…

Have an amazing day, Mama!


What About Mama? |Part 1|

Hey Mama!

You’re pregnant for several months now, and everyone is continuously asking you -“What does your baby need? Do you have everything for the nursery, enough diapers, clothes, or toys?” You know you can never have “enough” of anything for your baby, yet sometimes you stumble to answer those questions. And because people are always asking, you find yourself constantly on a shopping spree for you beautiful baby!

Then you think in the back of your mind – Why doesn’t anyone ask what do I need? But in reality, you might not KNOW what you are in need of! Especially if this is your first pregnancy! All of your research has been about your pregnancy, the baby, and motherhood!  Researching about the specifics about what Mommy needs was definitely the last thing on your mind!

Being a mother of twins, I definitely have experienced the “it’s about everyone else, and I’ll get back to me later” syndrome! Before I was six months pregnant, I had completed so much research on what to do or expect for my children, even how to make sure Daddy still feels included, that it never crossed my mind that I need to “take care” of myself too!

I always got the conversations about making sure I’m resting because I will never be able to when the babies arrive, or enjoy this “freedom” now because children change everything! Never did I ever think that those comments were true, and was always wrapped up in making sure my babies have the best of the best -best cribs, best stroller, best quality clothes, best bottles, best bathing products, best formula, best EVERYHTING! Where do I even begin the conversation about what I need?

I am here to share a couple things that every Mama needs, especially right after having your precious baby! I will suggest some products, and even activities that you should do to begin your motherhood! Most importantly, how do you start feeling like YOU again? 

On Wednesday, I will give you my top five products that every mother needs during postpartum recovery. I will range from nursing products to items to take care of your body. 

On Friday, I will chat about a few activities every mother should do to feel like yourself again! Trust me, I know it’s hard taking minutes out of your day to focus on yourself! But you will be so thankful that you did once it’s all said and done. And your hubby and baby will be excited for you too because they will have a well relaxed and confident Mama!

So chat with you on Wednesday!

Until then…

Have an amazing day, Mama!