When is everyone packing their hospital bags?

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  1. amanda111308

    amanda111308 2 DS & expecting

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    I am unsure on when to get started on this... I am just over 30 weeks now and my first was born 2 weeks early and my second was born 4 weeks early...
     
  2. MissMarpleFan

    MissMarpleFan Well-Known Member

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    I've been starting to think about it and I'm at 31 weeks. The problem is, I probably need most of the stuff I will bring lots of times before then!

    So far I just have a toiletries bag packed.
     
  3. Ferry

    Ferry Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about this. 32 weeks but DS came at 35 so...

    I think I'm procrastinating because I'm still pretending somehow that I don't really have to do it and baby will just come by stork delivery instead
     
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    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    I’m 35+5 and will aim to do it by the end of next week :)
     
  5. Emsabub

    Emsabub Well-Known Member

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    I packed my little girls stuff last week I think, my stuff can wait til towards the end really. I don’t own many pjs and that’s all I want to take to hospital.
     
  6. Rhiannon137

    Rhiannon137 Well-Known Member

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    I have mine mostly packed at 35+5, since babies 1 and 2 came at 39 and 36 weeks. I don't take much: a bath towel, toiletries, small hair dryer, yoga pants, nursing tank(s), zip-front sweat shirt, underwear, socks, Kindle, phone charger, wrap baby carrier, outfit for baby to wear home... I also made a list of a few things that need to go in last minute (e.g. wallet, cold sports drink, snacks...) to keep with the bag, and made sure DH knows where those things are.
     
  7. Perplexed

    Perplexed Mommy of 2

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    My babies have come at 41 weeks and 40+5 weeks so I don't think I'll pack until the end lol.
     
  8. AsheBro

    AsheBro Ethan and bumps mommy

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    I packed babies about a week ago, still haven't gotten around to packing my things xD its on my to do list
     
  9. jessicaftl

    jessicaftl Well-Known Member

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    I packed around 38 weeks, just a change of clothes for myself and a onesie for baby and toiletries, also a small amount of things like purse, phone charger, etc to grab on the way out. Dh will come back home with our other kids if I end up in the hospital though, so I didn't pack for them.
     
  10. WhisperGirl

    WhisperGirl Mum of 6 to be

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    I usually have mine done by now. I have most of the stuff just haven't bothered my backside to put it all together
     
  11. ClairAye

    ClairAye Well-Known Member

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    I started at 32 weeks and had them ready to go at 35 weeks both times. :)
     
  12. cuddlebugluv

    cuddlebugluv Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about doing mine now, I'll be 34 weeks tomorrow and after talking to my OB she advised to at least pack for a 3 day stay after c-section. Thing is, I don't really know what to pack because for some reason my brain is being fuzzy about it.
     
  13. xSamantha

    xSamantha Me, Hubby, & 2 Sons! :D

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    I just packed mine this past weekend. I'm 37 weeks as of yesterday. I'm scheduled for a c-section on 12/19.. but you never know if she'll wait that long. Lol. I like to be prepared!
     
  14. Elsa50501

    Elsa50501 Mommy of 2!

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    I packed mine for DH, and I, DD1, and new baby DD2 at around 36 weeks, (since DD1s waters went at 37+4 and I was sitting on towels packing my things at 3 AM). Well this little one arrived at 39+4 so when labor started the day before it made it SO easy to grab and just go. I had a DD1 to drop off at the grandparents house, so when they said "be here at the hospital within the hour" I had time to get DD prepared, read a story and say goodbyes. Glad I was on the ball this time!
     
  15. WhisperGirl

    WhisperGirl Mum of 6 to be

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    I'll pack mine shortly. I'm 32+1 but my last two arrived at 37 weeks. It eases my mind to know it's all grabbable and in one place.
     
  16. MollyMoon

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    I'm pretty much all packed baby's and mine since last week (33wks) - just a few last minute things to throw in but I made a list for that too so I or dh don't forget those things. And since my hospital is 3hrs away and the temperature outside can turn pretty rigid overnight here in rural Canada I want to be ready. So once I'm well in labor (hopefully) we are there till baby comes. At least we have relatives over there in case of false labor to crash out. We have to pack more clothing because of the pretty cold weather and being 3 hours away won't be running back and forth at all.

    I cheated and printed out packing lists and just checked off things as I put them in the bags. Cause I know I will forget. Plus me and my OCD have rechecked about 3 times already lol :oops:
    Dh will pretty much be packing his own cause he usually likes to pack what he knows he needs, but I have a list for him too lol just in case.
    * Kinda not trusting my due date (think it may be set too late) and I'm a person that hates being unprepared *
     
  17. Kay_

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    Since both your previous babies were born earlier than expected I would just have everything packed and ready to go early, that way if you have to leave unexpectedly everything is all ready to go!
     
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