Whoa. At my last doctor appointment I was 3 cm dilated and 80% effaced! I was so excited to hear this because I was barely at a 1 for weeks with Copeland. I just can't believe that no matter what, come Monday, we will have another little boy!!! Holy smokes, that's so surreal!
I just really can't get over that I'm going to have two babies to look after, two littles to cuddle with (well maybe just one because someone doesn't do much cuddling ;) ), two little boys to raise into amazing men, husbands and future fathers. I can't believe how soon it all has happened. I feel like I just found out I was pregnant. The whole first trimester was a mess and a blur. The second trimester went by way too fast and now here we are, days away from bringing home another sweet little soul.
When I had Copeland I feel like I was so prepared. Probably over prepared. This time around I feel like I'm scrambling to just get in touch with my pregnancy, body and baby. When I thought about packing a hospital bag for the baby I was sort of at a lost. What the heck do I need for a newborn? I remember with Copeland I had a whole bag full of stuff I didn't even end up using so when it came time to put a bag together for baby #2 I just was really lost.
I thought about what I used at the hospital and what I really needed so I didn't have to pack 4 separate bags like last time.Yes, I basically brought everything but the kitchen sink with Copeland! I really want to take advantage of some the things the hospital offers.
The only things I plan on bringing for baby brother is:
-swaddle blanket. Although the hospital does have their own blankets that they give you, I have so many swaddlers that I
want to use them as much as possible!
-coming home outfit and extra change of clothes. I loved having a special outfit for Copeland to come home in. So it's a must
to bring, although the little shirts my hospital puts on the babies is seriously the cutest thing ever!
-nursing pillow. I didn't bring a nursing pillow with Copeland (or maybe I did and it was just on the other side of the room?) and really wish I would have. I just remember it was so uncomfortable adjusting to nursing and trying to stuff hospital pillows under me and Copeland in the middle of the night. So this is a huge must!
-binky. The hospital does give you pacifiers but Copeland wasn't a fan of the hospital ones so I'll be bringing a couple
different ones from home.
-nursing cover. It's nice to have a cover for when visitors come by and baby wants to nurse.
-scratch mittens. I had no idea that babies really could scratch themselves like crazy before I became a mom. Scratch mittens were like this amazing little invention after I had Copeland haha.
I'll be packing everything in my Pacapod diaper bag because it's so roomy and fits it all! Such a great diaper bag!
Things that I'll be using of the hospitals will be the diapers, wipes and the burp cloths. I loved the hospital burp cloths. They were soft and super absorbent.
WHAT'S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG