8 Rules for Visiting Mom + Newborn

One of your friends of family just had a baby and you cant wait to meet this new bundle of joy! BUT, before you do, here are 8 Rules for visiting Mom + Newborn.

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  1. Schedule + Courtesy Text.

    (don't just show up in-announced) 

  2. Bring Coffee or Food.

    (we're sleep deprived and nurishing two) 

  3. Wash Your Hands + Don't Even Chance Sickness.

    (just do it) 

  4. Leave Your Own Children at Home.

    (our new world is already crazy, help us tone down the anxiety) 

  5. Don't Ask to Hold the Newborn.

    (mom will hand off baby when she's ready to) 

  6. Ask How Shes Feeling.

    (we need to feel important and heard) 

  7. Help Out Around the House.

    (help with laundry, do the dishes, take the sibling for a 10 minute walk outside) 

  8. Don't Overstay Your Welcome.

    (Better safe than sorry)

 

Packing a Hospital Go Bag for Mom

37 Weeks Pregnant means time for us to start packing our Hospital Go Bags!

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For Labor

  • Birth Plan
  • Nightgown  
  • Slippers
  • Chapstick
  • Hairties
  • Clary Sage Oil
  • Lavendar Oil

Post-Birth

  • Pajama Pants
  • Nursing tank X2
  • Robe
  • Socks
  • Granny Panties X3 (Black) 
  • Water Bottle
  • My Pillow
  • Hot Pad (Hospital grade hot pads use hot water to heat up and after giving birth a full strength Hot Pad is a necessity!)
  • Dry Shampoo + Hairspray
  • Mascara + Blush
  • Toilitry Bag
  • Phone Charger
  • Bottle of Celebratory Champagne  

Going Home

  • Tennis Shoes
  • Nursing Bra
  • Going Home Outfit (I packed high-waisted yoga pants and a nursing sweatshirt)

Things The Hospital Has

  • Pads
  • Peri Squeeze Bottle
  • Witchhazel Spray
  • IB Profin + Stool Softener

Getting Ready for Baby + Baby's Hospital Bag

In both pregnancies I've loved getting ready in the weeks to come. From doctor check ups to packing Hospital Bags it's all part of the journey. Here's whet I've got packed in my hospital bag for baby brother & a list of to-do's at 37 Weeks!

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Baby's Hospital Bag

  • Boppy Pillow
  • Swaddle
  • Hat + Mittens + Socks X2
  • Nightgown + Onesie
  • Going Home Outfit
  • Change of Clothes for Diaper Bag
  • Blanket for the Car Ride Home
  • Car Seat with straps set to infant size

 

To Do at 37 Weeks

  • Install Car Sear in Car
  • Pack Hospital Bag for Baby
  • Set Up Co-Sleeper
  • Prep 10-20 Freezer Meals
  • Take as Many Naps as Possible