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Hospital bag packed?

Has anyone packed a hospital bag yet? I have mine 80% ready just need to fit a few more things in. I figure we have 4 to 6 weeks left so I still have time, but my nesting instinct is telling me to do it right now. I'm missing a going home outfit for me and my belly bandit.

Yesterday I pulled out the infant carseat and got it all cleaned up and ready. It feels weird lugging that thing around again. I can't believe I'll have a baby in it soon.
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is your doctor going to induce that early? I was laughing becasue my doctors there would be no way unless of a medical condition
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I have 3 weeks left, having babies back to back means I could go early, but I am betting I still go over due. I pulled my back pack out of the closet yesterday and put pads in it that's all the packing I have done. Last time I way way over packed way to early so now I guess I just don't want to do it knowing what I need already.
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I hoping to make it 3 more weeks! Doc doesnt think I will but 3 more weeks will put me at 37 weeks which is full term that would really be ideal!!!! I have my bag packed all except for my starburst that I plan on taking with me since I wont be able to eat.
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nic- I just have early babies it's a uterus growth problem due to a previous surgery and scar tissue that keeps the uterus from getting as big as it needs to. I'll go into labor on my own.

I over packed last time too so trying to scale it down. Did any of you put together a bag or check list for your husband/partner? I would be so mad if he forgot the camera.
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I just want to ask you ladies what kinds of things have you packed.? I still have to pack my bag and I'm freaking out on what to pack.

I was told by my doc that the baby can come any minute now due to already having contractions.

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NicMom- omg I would so be mad too if my husband forgot the camera I would send his butt straight home to get it lol.

So how r u feeling lately?? Any pains??

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LOL I will put the camera in MY bag I just cant let him forget it!! lol

I put the toiletries and an outfit for me, baby and a nightgown to wear at the hospital after birth...I put the baby blanket and you know like baby clippers, hair brush and just little stuff for baby I might need

I have a book packed actually two so I choose what I want to read, my ipod and undies...BIG undies loollolol!!!

I just need my candy and I think Im all set! I'll put the camera in my purse! Im already pre registered at the hospital and I always keep my ins card in my purse
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Marisol_jose -
It's funny that you mention about forgetting the camera. It is what happened to me when i was in labour with our 1st. My water broke at 2.30am, left home after having a shower by 3amish, we got to the hospital carpark and realised we had forgotten the camera, and my contractions hadn't started (just more slow leaking of the waters), that we turned around and went home and grabbed it!
I have less than 3wks to go before we have this bub (not knowing the sex) and i'm sooo disorganised.only just starting to get bub's room ready, so packing a hospital bag, is not quite a priority yet. It's been 7.5years since i was doing this, so not sure what i packed and what i actually didn't use.
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I just went to the store last night and bought some comfy pjs to pack and some big undies! I suddenly felt like I really needed to get that done.  I was 1 cm dialated at my appoointment last Thursday and am still getting lots and lots of braxton hicks so I am really hoping to be a little further along at my next appointment next week!  Think I will put my bag together today!  And my camera is sitting right next to me as I type this! :)
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Funny you should ask, I just went online today for a checklist even though I did this 3 1/2 years ago :-)  We're also in the process of moving (by Sept 1st) so everything in my house is upside down...aaannnddd, my mother just left to go to England for a month, so I hope I can get everything done and keep this baby in til she comes home!  Just a suggestion to everyone, pack a nightgown instead of pjs just in case of c-section (you won't want anything around your belly) and also bc it's easier for doctors to check you with nightgown on.  Good luck everyone, it's getting close!!!
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Funny to read everyones post. My actually due date is sept 5th. But if I dont go on my own by 29th my doc said he will induce on 30th bcos of my GD. This thrusday I think he will check if my cervix has started to dilate or not and also other tests are in line.

I only thing I did about packing is get the bag from the closet. have to go to library to get some books. Let see how things go. Good luck everyone.I am planning to take nightgown not any pjs. I have got some nice onces during my pregnany I will take them.
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oh ok i gotcha yeah, :-) Im just upset because the last time 2 times i went there was nothing happening and im 4 days away from 38 weeks, plus i feel very tired all the time, we will have to see what they say tomo hopefully im making process
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I packed nursing tanks (for wearing after delivery), granny undies, the longer overnight pads, pj's, socks, small make up bag, going home outfit for me, going home outfit for baby x2 because you never know if they will puke on one, boppy and now the camera. Oh and a belly bandit! I'm so excited to try the belly bandit out I hope it helps with the horrible back pain I had last time.

Last time I wore my nursing tank and the mesh undies they put you in right after delivery along with the after baby nursing hospital gown just for the first night. The next morning I took a shower and got changed into my own stuff and was way more comfortable, but the first 10 to 12 hours they come in and check on you so often it was easier to keep it simple.

nic- don't worry and good luck tomorrow!
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I officially started packing my bag last night.  All i have is the bag itself and then i bought myself a new pack of big pregger undies to be able to wear the big pads afterwards!  I'm trying to figure out what kind of outfit to put her in to take her home also, I just don't know if it'll be cooler then or still hot?  I don't even know what I want to wear home yet either!  lol
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I still haven't packed anything I have the suitcase just sitting there . I'm to tired to pack lol. But I know I need to pack soon (like today)

Yesterday I had an ultrasound and was told baby was way down at the birthing canal. I know it can still be weeks before anything happens but you Never know what will happen.

I'm feeling so uncomfterable and having lower back aches .
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Marisol your having your baby 2morrow lol Im just kidding you!!!!! Its time to put something in the bag lol, anything lol at least one thing lol!!!

I feel ya on the tired, sometimes I wake up and look over the side of the bed and say Im too tired to get up lolol

She is soooo heavy!!!! Im starting to get nervous that she really will be too big to deliver :{

Im not sure when my next appt is I have to work around hubby schedule and doc is ok with that as long as I see him every 2 weeks and if i have ANY probs go into L&D

He said he will be doing another ultrasound to see what the weight is very soon and if she is over 8lbs it will be a c-section :{ right now I think she is about 5 and hallf almost 6lbs and I mean its just crazy how heavy it feels in there!
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I get my last ultrasound at my next appointment in two weeks. We get to find out the weight estimate then. I'm curious to see how big this baby is going to be.
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Destani- its sooo crazy that both u and NicMom get ultrasounds the only ultrasounds I've had done by my ob were at 7 weeks and then my anatomy scan at 20 weeks . Ill be 35 weeks Monday and the doc says I won't be getting anymore. I guess its my insurence that won't cover them wich I personally think is wayyyyy dumb. :( but at least baby is okay. I had a 4d ultrasound a few days ago but that was paid for outta my pocket and its was just to see his facial features and things like that. She couldn't tell me the weight of my son or anything like that.

Ohh yeah Destani lol I still haven't packed not 1 thing. Everytime I tell myself I'm qonna pack I qet too lazy and don't do it. Your probablly gonna be right I will be in labor by the time I pack haha. (Hopefully not)

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