Sunday, April 10, 2005

All packed with nowhere to go - yet!

Its 40 weeks + 9 days - we're still waiting for a reason to head to the hospital.

In the meantime, our bags have been packed for a few weeks. We have two bags - a backpack with the items we think we'll need during the actual labor and delivery and a big duffle bag for the hospital stay. Oh - and the bag with the videocamera tripod - NOT to be used for the delivery, but afterwards so we can get video with all three of us :-)

Here's what in our bags:

BACKPACK for labor and delivery
  • 2 pairs of socks for Peanut's mom
  • washcloth
  • water sprayer - like the one you'd use for spraying a mist of water on plants
  • L'Occitane Olive Oil lotion for massage
  • a paperback for both Peanut's mom & dad
  • 2 techies magazines for Peanut's dad to flip through
  • 4 CDs - mostly quieter tunes
  • notebook and pen
  • copies of the birth plan (in English) + a list of key words in Finnish/English
  • hard candies - Werther's Originals and fruity lollipops
  • a bar of Fazer chocolate
And, mainly to sustain dad
  • peanut & raisin mix
  • box of instant soup mixes
  • salty crackers
All topped with a note to remember to bring:
  • the camera
  • eyeglasses
  • sports drink bottle for water or juice
  • Peanut's mom's slippers and
  • to put out extra catfood & water
The duffle bag for the hospital stay
  • 6 pairs black cotton grannie underwear in my pregnancy size (bought especially for possible ruin) + 3 pairs cotton underwear
  • 2 cotton nursing bras
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 12 disposable nursing pads (for leaks!)
  • package of night-time strength sanitary pads
  • make-up bag with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, face wash, etc, etc....and even a bit of make-up
  • 4 days supply of pre-natal vitamins and iron supplements that I've been taking through pregnancy
  • 3 PJ sets - one in extra pregnancy size, one with button-down top and one with a big t-shirt top
  • sweatpants with drawstring, nursing t-shirt and sweatshirt. I imagine this will be my dressy outfit to receive guests :-)
  • going home outfit for mom = maternity pants + maternity top - I'm trying to not have any delusions of being slim or trim at this point!
  • socks & underwear for dad
  • Oh Oh - clothes for dad are still missing!! But, I guess he could come home to change - ?
  • slippers for dad
  • dad's toiletries bag
  • going home outfit for Peanut - short sleeve onezie, pj with footies, hat, 2 pairs of socks, outerwear outfit
  • extra hat for Peanut - so dad can bring it home early for the cats to get accustomed to her scent
  • snacks for middle of the night or whenever - granola bars and barley crackers
  • bag of prunes - oh yes!!!

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