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Packing my bag for the hospital: What do I need?

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and that you’re not too sad to be back to work/reality today. I’m kind of digging it as I’m really ready to get all the last minute to-dos checked off my list. The first: packing my bag for the hospital. With one week to go until my due date, it’s definitely time, don’t you think? Of course it’s been almost two and half years since I’ve packed a bag to give birth and the last time I had a lot more time on my hands to obsess about what went into said bag. This time I just want to make sure I don’t forget it! So I need your help…


I’m thinking I’ll throw in some comfy pajamas and slippers, something for the baby to come home in (guess I have to go shopping!), something for me to come home in, our camera (and chargers!) and toiletries. Beyond that, I’m at a loss. I’m hoping I’ll be there only two days so I don’t need a ton of stuff but I want to make sure I have everything I need and everything I could possibly want (a bottle of champagne?). So, what did you bring to the hospital that helped make your stay more comfortable/enjoyable/memorable/etc. I have to get this bag packed today so any and all suggestions are welcome!