What to Pack for the Hospital?!

Hi All-

Well, since I am now officially full term, Princess Pants could come any day now. That, needless to say, leaves Mama Pants in an anxious/excited/scared/joyous wreck. In preparation for Miss Princess Pant’s arrival, I’ve started to pack our hospital bags. I have everything for Princess and Papa Pant’s bags, and about half of the things for mine. I need to go shopping!

  • Princess Pant’s Bag:

    • Coming home outfit
    • Wipes
    • Diapers both sized newborn and 1
    • Baby’s memory book
    • Pacifier
    • Light blanket
    • Swaddles
    • We also have her car seat and stroller ready to go!


  • Mama Pant’s Bag:

    • Coming home outfit
    • Extra heavy duty 6th grade maxi pads
    • Black cotton granny panties
    • Laxatives
    • Prenatal vitamins
    • Nipple cream
    • Phone charger
    • Snacks
    • Several copies of our birth plan
    • Toiletries (contact lens case, toothbrush, deodorant, lotion, etc)
    • Slip-resistant socks
    • Cheap flip flops for shower
    • iPad
    • An ever growing list of people to call once Princess Pants is here
    • Nursing bra
    • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
    • Light jacket


  • Papa Pant’s Bag:

    • A notepad and pen (for doctor’s notes and questions)
    • A watch with a second hand (to keep track of contractions)
    • Bathing suit (if I need help in the shower)
    • Snacks
    • Charged camera/video camera

Woah boy lol. I’m still afraid that I’m missing some key items, though! If anyone has any suggests or tips, they’d be greatly appreciated! I’ve opted out in taking my own clothes to wear after labor because honestly, I’d rather make an accidental mess on the provided gowns than my pajamas.

Any day now Princess Pants, we’re all so excited to finally meet you!