Monday, June 17, 2013
My bags are finally packed
According to a lot of the lists I have read you should have your hospital bag packed around week 28/29 if you are to be truly prepared for birth. Well I officially failed there. It seemed way too early for me, however in hindsight I would have been a lot more mobile back then than I am now so packing it probably would've happened a lot quicker with less procrastination.
I finally started thinking about packing it after my little emergency hospital dash back at 32 weeks. That was the first time it crossed my mind that I might actually go into labour sometime soon. I went home that night determined to get my bag packed just incase. And yet I still put it off. Im pretty sure the main reason is that I felt like once I was all packed and truly prepared she would have no reason to stay inside and she will come out. I figured if I wasn't prepared yet she wouldn't come yet. You know because she is totally going to plan her arrival based around what is convenient to me.... not. Seemed logical in my head though.
This week I thought you know what I really should get around to packing. My niece was born at 33+4 and once that day came and passed I was like ok you really should get your ass into gear just incase. I was born around 34 and a half weeks and that's where I am at now so there's a very real possibility that she could come soon. Shes been sitting very low for the last two weeks so I think shes getting ready to make her appearance. So finally I got around to packing my bags.
I cant believe how much you need to pack for one, maybe two days. It took me three days to pack the bags, which is longer than I will probably actually be in hospital for. Kind of ironic, but totally necessary. I spent one day finalising my list of everything to pack and spent an hour on the phone to my friend to try and get over the anxiety of the fact that its actually going to happen soon. The next day was spent washing all her clothes, my clothes, washers, towels, wraps etc. I cant believe one little baby and me required 4 loads of washing for two days! And finally today I finished actually packing the bags. I also packed a back up bag of bigger sized clothes, spare nappies and wraps incase she happens to be a big bub (although I hope shes not).
I feel like I've now gone from being really unprepared to maybe being over prepared? Knowing my luck she will now stay comfy until past her due date.
When did you have your hospital bag packed? And what did you have packed?