Monday, March 5, 2012

Apartment Therapy



Spotted here.

In other news, Aston spent all weekend throwing pump fake contractions my direction, which is why Andrew is trying to finish sanding his closet today. At least the rest of The Nursery is (pretty much) ready. I think.

I should probably pack a hospital bag. Suggestions on what to toss in?

15 comments:

Katy said...

morphine in case the hospital doesn't have enough?

I kid!

Aston's room looks ready to rock.

Leslie @ NE Portland Bungalow said...

I have no children, so this is just a childless nobody's suggestion. I'd pack a snack. And maybe an ipod and speakers, with a good workout mix. You never know.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

I'm probably not the best person to ask because I stuffed a bag full of things I didn't need. What I did use: an ipod with headphones and a relaxing playlist (for when there's 7 people in the room looking at your hoohah and you need some tunes to put you in a calm, blissful state of mind); slippers; a robe; and comfy clothes for you and Andrew. Yours should have a drawstring waste if possible (if you have a c-section, you don't want any zippers or anything rubbing sensitive areas). And, very importantly, bring multiple outfits for the little one. We brought a going home outfit and two onesies for Chloe. Because we're such newbies, we didn't know how to put a diaper on properly and she ended up pooping on herself within five minutes of her first change. We ended up staying overnight at the hospital so Hubs had to go home and get more clothes so the babe wouldn't have to lay their naked. We got the hang of it eventually ;)

Stacie@hometownperch said...

Very cool! Congrats on being featured on Apartment Therapy.

I would recommend fuzzy socks. That's all. I mean, wear clothes and all but fuzzy socks and the hospital gown was all I needed.

Stacie@hometownperch said...

The snack is a good idea. I forgot about that. I delivered after 9 p.m. and was starving after. The cafe was closed. The snacks I had packed saved the night. Nothing worse than a hungry mama.

pendy said...

His room is amazing!

It's been decades since I had a baby but will never forget how hungry I was. Definitely pack snacks. I'd also recommend comfy sleepwear and socks. I would say bring your own pillow but these days you barely have the baby before you're checking out!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Don't bring too much! A camera, video recorder (we brought our flip cam), cell phones, chargers for all of your electronics, toiletries, something to hold your hair back, somthing to walk the halls of the hospital in (they made me do laps after my c-section)a going home outfit for you and the bebe and some super comfy pants with a wide waistband in case you have a c-section. I read every "bring this, not that" list and ended up packing a bag full of crap I didn't need. I was in the hospital from Friday til Tuesday and didn't even touch my bag til the last day.

Oh, and bring a big ass cup for your ice chips. My hospital let me bring in a bottle of flavored syrup (like the kinds they use at Starbucks, etc.) to pour over the ice. It was nice having a bit of sugar and flavor to add to the ice... since it's all I could have for 4 days.

Good luck honey! You're gonna be an awesome momma! Can't wait to see you're little man :)

Deb said...

I forgot my camera when I delivered Sydney because it happened so fast and was a wee unexpected so - don't do that. Other than that I agree with everyone else - snacks (although my hospital has a 24 hour kitchen and you could order whatever you wanted at any time so that wasn't an issue) but definitely a robe (they'll have you walking quick - those gowns don't hide much) and slippers.

Good luck! Can't wait to see pictures of him!!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Oh, and don;t forget to do this:

http://www.lilsugar.com/Must-Take-Pictures-Babys-First-Day-18610522

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

Snacks. My husband brought me breakfast and dinner every day, since the hospital food was very hospital food-ish. Flipflops if you plan to shower. Robe.

Farmer Jo said...

My husband brought a roast chicken and a dozen boiled eggs :) I brought a suitcase of stuff that I never even opened for my 5 days in the hospital. I would just wear a comfy outfit and pack a toothbrush, they should have everything else you would need!

NotesFromAbroad said...

You know, both of my babies took a while to be born, music and a good book might have helped.
Since you can't eat before giving birth, you might think about what you will be able to drink .. you get thirsty with all that panting.
I wish you a fast and easy delivery ..and good drugs if you so wish.
besos.

Carolanne said...

I recently finished up my hospital bag since I'm due to have this kid any minute now. I read somewhere to bring your own towel b/c the hospital ones tend to be small/crappy. I also threw in a pair of swim shorts for my husband in case I need help showering. Oh, and thank you notes in case anybody brings gifts while they visit. I'm sure I've got a ton of stuff I won't ever use.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

love this nursery, how fun it has caught the attention of others! Janell

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

You're awfully quite, lady. Has the little man made his way into the world? If so, I hope yall are doing well and you're getting some rest.
xoxoxoxo!