What’s in Baby’s Bag

WIBBI posted what’s in my hospital bag, but now you get to find out what’s in baby’s bag. Honestly, I was pretty conservative, not wanting to overpack since the hospital provides majority of what you need for baby. Nevertheless, I thought I’d share anyways, because well…its exciting! I made sure to wash everything a few weeks ago with . I refused to buy , because that stuff is super expensive, even though they just sent me a $2 off coupon in the mail.  detergent had great reviews and I’m very familiar with the brand since I used to used it years ago. I even washed my breast pads in with baby’s things, because I figured if I’ll be breastfeeding and baby will be so close to that area that I’d be safest to wash those with the baby detergent. Most of what I packed is for baby to come home in, because like I said there’s not much I’ll need for baby while we’re in the hospital. Continue reading

What’s In My Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag

Baby can literally come any day now, even though my due date is still about 2 weeks away. I thought it was fitting that I get my bag together for the hospital. Most of the items will be last minute drop-ins, but a few are things that are essential. I put off getting my bag together, because I tend to get overwhelmed when it comes to packing in general. Continue reading

Baby This Week | 37 Weeks

The Facts – Baby likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds.  Little on is gaining about 1/2 ounce each day, this fat helps her body regulate her temperature and keep an even blood-sugar level. The brain, and the skull that houses it, continue to grow.  Baby is practicing his or her breathing, but has increasingly less space to practice stretching and kicking. Little one’s intestines are also building up meconium, a greenish-black substance made of baby by-products such as dead cells, shed lanugo, and amniotic fluid. It’ll become baby’s first bowel movement, hopefully after she is out of the womb!  Baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away. If he or she were to be born now, his or her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb.

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Labor & Delivery Preparation | My Birth Plan

Birth Plan | New Mama Diaries

With just a few weeks to go until baby is due, I thought I’d share my Birth Plan.  Let me preface by saying that even though I have a birth plan, being a first time mom I’m still keeping an open mind.  As much as I would love for everything to go according to the plan, I know that at the end of the day it comes down to God and the baby. Continue reading