With my first I brought tons of stuff: movies to watch, iPod, changes of clothes for myself, too many clothing options for my daughter, books and magazines, snacks, etc. We brought three bags with us and almost none of the stuff we brought got used. Only the clothes.My second time around we brought one bag with a change of clothes for my husband and myself and a few options for my son's going home outfit and some jammies because I like them better than the hospital baby shirts. And that was it. This time I'm going to have a natural birth so I know I'll need things to distract me during labor. I'll be bringing my iPod (complete with special playlists), maybe a movie or two and that's it. I know I won't be able to concentrate on a book during labor and my husband won't either. So that's it other than clothes for us and the baby.You honestly don't need a bunch of stuff with you. The hospital should provide you with everything you and the baby will need so you shouldn't need to bring pads, nipple cream, or anything like that. And all the other stuff that website recommend you bring to keep yourself occupied just don't get used. If you have a natural birth something to distract you is nice, but most things just get irritating. And if you have an epidural you'll probably be resting most of the time. So don't overpack, it's just that much more stuff you have to lug out of the hospital, and trust me, your baby plus one bag is enough!