Robe // Slippers // Alma Rose Bag c/o // Nursing Bras // Pajama Pants // Swaddles // Onesie // Blanket
Happy Monday, friends! Oh wait...it's Tuesday. :) Don't you just love a long weekend? I hope you all enjoyed the greatest Labor Day. I for one am sorry to see the summer go, but looking forward to all the things Fall Brings. :)
Speaking of Labor, this weekend really got me thinking about packing our hospital bag. Although labor is still a few weeks out for me, it never hurts to be prepared, and it definitely helps my first time mom anxiety to know that we would have what we needed should we have to rush out the door in a dramatic "my water broke!" situation. :)
My mom used to Joke that I would have my hospital bag packed and by the door the day I saw those two pink lines, and i'm so happy to report I finally have that bag sitting by the front door as of this weekend! It really helped that I had my gorgeous Alma Rose Lydia Bag (which is on sale right now!) to get me organized. While marketed as a diaper bag, this bag is basically the best overnight bag i've ever owned.
I think you could easily pack for an entire weekend trip in the Alma Rose Lydia, with plenty of room to spare! Each bag is made from premium Italian pebble leather, with a wipeable interior, and comes with a changing pad, and a clutch that is perfect for moms on the go that don't need to tote the entire bag around, or it's perfect for a toiletry bag which is what i'm using it for! This bag is heavy. But in that great, high quality heavy way. I know you could fill her to the brim and not have to worry about it compromising the quality of your bag.
When I started fillin-er-up, I was able to pack 3 hospital outfits, a robe, my laptop/charger, slippers, socks, a going home outfit for me + baby, all of my toiletries, and I barely made a dent in the storage capabilities of this bag.
Side note, I can't get over how cute this little "future draft pick" sweatshirt is. :) Side note x2, my Bellifly Maternity Pillow has been the only thing that has given me rest the past few nights...you need one!
So if you can't tell, i'm a huge fan of the Alma Rose Lydia bag, and I will use it not only for baby, but for weekend trips for years!
Because no hospital bag post would be complete without a giant checklist, I thought i'd share with you what I have printed on our fridge for easy packing! This may be too much for some, and too little for others, but after asking tons of mamas and moms-to-be what they found helpful in their bags, I put this list together and I think it will be just enough for our stay in the hospital.
In other random news, I wanted to thank you all so much for all of your sweet advice last week on changing Absolutely Arkansas to a brand new name! After weighing the pros and cons and doing a ton of research...we're GOING FOR IT! So we're currently working on the new design, and i'm trying to go back through the archives and fix as much as possible to fit the new name. In the meantime, things might start looking a little wonky around here, but I appreciate your patience while we're under construction!
What did you find helpful during your hospital stay? Did I leave something out? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading, friends. :)
Until Next Time,