What I Packed in my Hospital Bag (And What I Actually Used!)

Hey y'all!

I'm so happy to hear all of the positive feedback from sharing my birth experience with y'all! It took me a long time to write, but I didn't want to leave out any details. I think a lot of the scary part of birth is the unknown, so I hope that it will continue to serve as a positive birth story for other mamas!

My type A personality had me packing my hospital bag at 32 weeks. I'm glad that I did because it gave me time to think and replace stuff as I researched more. There are SO many hospital packing lists out there. I looked at quite a few and picked what sounded right for me.

I figured I'd share what I brought and what I actually used. Since I did have an induction AND checked out a little over 24 hours after having bubs, my experience was a little different than most moms. BUT I did still stay a total of 2 nights since I went in early for the prep. 

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I personally didn't bring my own pillow or towels. Neither did my husband. I think if you're really particular about that stuff, then it could be worth it. But we felt completely fine without them.

We used this travel-sized carry-on suitcase for our stuff. I had my clothes/items on one side and my husband had his things and baby E's stuff on the other. It made it way easier on him to take up to our room and down when we were leaving. It's also totally worth it to pack a reusable tote bag for extras that the hospital gives you. Take allllllll the things they offer!

Baby E's Positive Birth Story

Hey y'all!

Wow, I haven't written a blog post in almost an entire YEAR! The whole ~world shutting down and never being the same~ really puts a damper on creativity...or at least it did for me. 

In case you don't follow me on Instagram, you probably missed out on the fact that I recently had my first baby, Emmitt! He's 8 weeks old today!

I can't believe I didn't post any pregnancy blog posts. Even though I really had an almost perfect pregnancy, I didn't feel like sharing too much about it. I have lots of postpartum and baby product recommendations that I can't wait to share soon though!

I wanted to write down my birth story with my sweet baby boy so I can share my positive experience using hypnobirthing and having an induction. This might be a long one, but I'm so excited to write it!