Monday, February 1, 2010

Mommy/Baby Hospital Lists

Quietly announcing that I'm going to try to post something to one of my three blogs each day in February. I figure that's a smoother attempt at getting back into blogging than to try to jump full force into one of them (or worse, all of them). We'll see how I do.

A friend here is due any day and has been packing (and re-packing) her hospital bags. I remembered that I had an ongoing list in my Palm software, so I looked it up and sent it to her. Thought it would be good to post here among all of my other lists.

the "adult" bag (myself and dh)
coffee (for ML & prepared for me)
pillows
hair towel
towel obviously from a previous pregnancy, since the current hospital provides these
camera
house shoes
socks: both
pads
Tucks medicated haven't needed these since my first, but I guess I never took them off
underwear: both
bra
q-tips
lotion
make up
toothbrushes
toothpaste
scrubby
wash cloth
tylenol
ibuprofen
deodorants
hair gel (ML)
brushes
pajamas: both
clean clothes: ML because we got there without any for him one time; oops
t-shirt
jeans
iPod
khaki pants a trusty pair of "transitional size" pants
water bottles: sm 1/2 froz, lg froz again, the more recent hospital provides cold water
OJ
kids' books for when they visit the hospital
phone charger think we forgot this one time, too
blood work
admission papers
bananas/dried apricots

the baby's bag (aka everything else)
candy to give out at the hospital, a cultural tradition
diapers
wipes
hats
gowns/sleepers
under shirts
shoes
pacifiers
blankets
changing pad
alcohol pads
bottles
formula
baby blanket

4 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

whoo hooo! No I don't need the list but nice to see you blogging again :) Means life has calmed down a bit right?

TexasHeather said...

So glad you are back!!! Since my self-imposed hiatus from SL I have been missing you like crazy!!!!

Love, love, love that you are back!!!

mideastmom said...

W, "a bit." :-P I told someone when I went to Thailand that we felt like we'd stepped out of the "fire" of this past season, but we hadn't really moved away from it, i.e. we can still feel the heat. The next big hurdle will be for dh to finish this book that he's been working on for over a year (that was supposed to take a couple of months; not his fault that it's ended up this way; he's ended up doing all of the research he was supposed to just be writing up). Then, we can truly finish up settling into the house. But, yes, things are feeling a *little* lighter. :-)

mideastmom said...

Heather, I've *really* missed you, too! I haven't even been on SL, though, so you haven't missed me there. :-P Mainly I've been on Facebook, since that doesn't require much more than reading or writing a maximum of two sentences at a time. That's been about my attention span in this season.