Hospital Bag



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



    going home outfitnipple cream / lots of snacks 





Label by Legoe and A Day at the Zoo




Hat / Tee / Jeans 

It's hard to believe I'm already 37 weeks and my due date is just around the corner. I feel like I'm so unprepared this time around. With Copeland I was done and ready to go by 30 weeks. Now, here I am and we still haven't even gotten a car seat yet. We're going to finally get one this week though... hopefully! ;) I'm a very good at procrastinating haha. Something we did have time for though is a stop at the zoo. Copeland loves animals so much. He is on this kick where every animal he sees is the baby and he needs to help it find it's mama. It's really cute! At the zoo he saw a baby giraffe and just goes "awwwww, it's a baby. He misses his mama" in the highest pitched voice. Such a sweet little boy. I'm really going to miss these little family outings of just the 3 of us. 


I forgot how long it takes to walk around the zoo. Holy! My little toes looked like little sausages after the 3 hours we were there. Thankfully I was pretty comfortable as far as clothing goes. As I'm getting further along and my belly is pushing itself out to the max, finding clothes nowadays is pretty much impossible. Even my beloved H&M maternity leggings have seen their last days as they've begun to dig into my huge tummy. So thank the lord for Label by Legoe. If it weren't for these unbelievably comfortable dresses I would have gone to the zoo in my husband's basketball shorts and t-shirts. No shame in that though, I think all us pregnant mamas have been there! But it is really nice to have something you feel good in when you're in your third trimester, or really any trimester! 

This dress and a few others that I have have been an absolute dream, especially in these last few weeks. I can't even describe how comfortable they are you guys and not to mention super stylish. I love that there is no side ruching like most maternity pieces so they will be wearable after baby boy is here. And really, not having something tight and uncomfortable around your tummy at this point in pregnancy seriously is a dream. It's like wearing a nightgown only this is acceptable to wear out in public :) 

Some of my other favorite pieces from Label by Legoe are the Freddie dress, the Runway dress and the Hudson top