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19/01/2015 at 14:14
Pointless post really, but have been prepping and packing my hospital bag. I've done an online order from Superdrug (free delivery over £10) and it arrived today. Their "travel" section is 3 for £3 so I got a foldable toothbrush, the cutest toothpaste you've ever seen - it's 25ml, like 3" long!, and some batiste dry shampoo. I also ordered water wipes and some other bits. Thought it was a great idea to get my last bits of shopping done and to get it delivered for free
19/01/2015 at 15:20
Hello peeweesmum. Don't be silly: your posts are never pointless! It's always lovely to see your name pop up on Latest posts.
Thanks for the great discount tip - wish I'd thought of ordering travel-sized stuff for my (25-ton!) hospital bag!
How's that bump doing? Not long to go for you now, is it?
19/01/2015 at 15:53
It's 4 weeks until due date (Valentines Day <3 ) but I went a week over with my son. Also was using ovulation sticks so I reckon my dates are out by up to 9 days. Have a feeling about the 20th of Feb for some reason
Is it a bit sad that I've enjoyed packing my hospital bag??! I've treated myself to some new slippers and also a new dressing gown! Didn't need a dressing gown for my son as he was born in July, but I read a tip about buying a new one because 1 - they're already folded and packaged well to fit in your bag/case and 2 - if you buy a cheap one it doesn't matter if they get stained and have to be chucked. Also packed a magazine and some cereal bars - feel like I'm off on holiday or something! lol
I've really enjoyed sorting through nappies and packing them and also washing all of the newborn clothes we already have. My best friend's given me all of her neutral newborn and 0-3 clothes so I've had so much choice for a "coming home" outfit. Luckily both her children were December babies so she has several coats for newborns!
19/01/2015 at 15:56
Oooh, loving the dressing gown tip - see, you're brilliant at this!
Have you packed the big/disposable knickers? Always forgot those...
And does it feel different thinking about labour second time around?
19/01/2015 at 16:07
To be honest, I just took my big black cotton pants that I usually wear and gave them a good soak afterwards last time. Still using the same pants this time round - 4 years later!!
I vary on the labour thing. Most of the time I'm telling myself that it'll be so much quicker this time around (was only 8hrs last time) and I know what's coming so I'll be calmer and deal with it better. Then I have the odd evening of thinking "why on earth am I doing this to myself again???! It hurt like hell!!!"
I think the biggest thing is having a child already means we can't just jump in the car and deal with everything as it happens. The logistics of getting my Mum to the house for babysitting is playing on my mind a little - she's 45mins drive away. She's started leaving her mobile on at night. I think the issue I'm having is knowing what point to ring - I was in early labour having mild period pains for 4 days before it all kicked off last time. My husband says I'll know better this time....we'll see!
19/01/2015 at 16:55
Oh I have enjoyed packing my hospital bag although its been emptied and repacked around 5 times! I also have a bab packed for baby :) due 1st feb with my first and hoping I don't go over :/
05/03/2015 at 06:21
Must Have Items In Your Hospital Bag during delivery:Change of ClothesSanitary NapkinsGrooming EssentialsMedical Records, Insurance Papers, ID CardsNursing pads and Nursing coverBaby Clothes & Blankets
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