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babysugar Diaries: Packing List

If you've been keeping up with my babysugar Diaries, you'll know that I'm having to go in for weekly non-stress tests to monitor my amniotic fluid levels. During my last exam, my nurse became concerned by the frequency and strength of the contractions I was having. For obvious reasons, I have started to prepare myself for a possible earlier due date.

Last time around, I packed my bag around the 38th week. This time, I'm starting to make my list so I can pack up my things this weekend. To see what I'm planning on taking,


  • My own pillow and blanket
  • Nightgown that will be easy for nursing and comfortable should I have a c-section
  • Warm socks
  • Underwear
  • Nursing bras
  • Makeup and mirror
  • My own toiletries (hairbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Robe and slippers
  • Nipple cream and nursing pads
  • Camera and chargers (video and regular)
  • iPod and dock
  • Cell phone and charger
  • List of friends to call
  • Snacks
  • Big sister t-shirt and gift for my daughter and husband
  • Coming home outfit for the baby
  • Coming home outfit for myself
  • The book On the Day You Were Born
  • List of names if still undecided
  • The Miracle Blanket for swaddling
  • The Belly Bandit for binding my postpartum tummy
  • The hospital will provide me with the lovely ice diapers and maxi pads so I shouldn't have to worry about packing those "must have" products. And thank goodness because roaming the aisles of my local drugstore asking where I can find the ice pack liners would only be slightly less humiliating than baring the full monty to an entire delivery room full of attendants.


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