If you follow me on Facebook, then you already know most of my baby updates. I am currently 36 weeks and 3 days.
Baby #1: born at 37 weeks after having spent week 31 through 36 1/2 on bedrest in the hospital.
Baby #2: born at 36 weeks even: she spent 2 weeks in the NICU. That ridiculous doctor refused to give me the steroid shots to help her lung developement!
Baby #3: born at 39 weeks 5 days. I wised up! Found a new doctor who specialized in preterm labor. I began taking progesterone shots at 16 weeks due to a shortened cervix.
My most recent visit to the OB revealed that I have dilated 2 more centimeters since my visit last week making me 4cm and 70%. It is quite possible that I could simply stay there for the next three weeks and then be induced (some people don't understand the "induction" here. My doctor will allow this for me around 39 weeks because my cervix is overly ready for birth as is the REST of my body!)...and it is just as possible that I'll spontaneously deliver baby E in the next couple days.
So if you can believe that with all of my preterm labor issues, I have yet to pack a bag!!! I know, this is my fourth baby...should I not know this by now? I pretty much do...but I thought I would ask what you found to be the most helpful while you were delivering a baby.
Here is my list so far:
-two sets of comfy pjs
-one set of clothes
-brush, blow dryer, flat iron, shampoo/conditioner
Here's something I wished I had more of:
Nursing pajamas! I have one set and it gets worn a LOT in those first weeks! Of course, they are the HOTTEST things you have ever seen! I'd like to find some that don't make me look like I'm still pregnant...and aren't gonna cost me the new baby I just had! Know any regular chain stores that sell nursing pajamas?
3-4 snap shirts
blanket for drive home
going home outfit
Have I missed something? What would you add? I could bring reading material but I think my computer will be enough to keep me occupied...not to mention holding, cuddling, and nursing a newborn!
PS: I'LL BE BACK SOON WITH MY COMPLETED DIAPER BAG!