Baby

What’s in My Hospital Bag?

It seems like it was just yesterday that I found out I was pregnant. Now I am sitting here, 35 weeks along, wondering where the time has gone. Although we are all super excited to meet this little baby, I sure am going to miss feeling their little kicks, hiccups and rolls inside my belly. But, regardless of how I feel, this baby is not going to stay inside my belly forever, so I thought I would share with you guys what I have packed in my hospital bag.

To start, we are actually bringing three bags with us to the hospital; one for mommy, one for daddy and baby’s diaper bag. Most things have been packed, except for daddy’s bag. Most of those items are things we use on a daily basis, so I have a list of all the last minute items sitting on top of our bags so we do not forget anything in the rush to the hospital.

Mommy’s Bag:

  1.  Birth Plan
  2. Comfy Clothes (sweat pants, oversized shirt)
  3. House Slippers/ Flip-flops
  4. Baby Book (I love the one I got from Pearhead)
  5. Disposable Underwear (I’ve heard these are a MUST)
  6. Small Purse with ID, insurance card, any medications, ect.
  7. Pads (I have also heard these are a MUST if you do not want to use the giant ones the hospital gives you)
  8. Nursing Bra, Nipple Pads and Cream
  9. Fuzzy Socks (Because.. fuzzy socks.)
  10. Hair Ties, Bobby Pins, ect.
  11. Stuffed Animal (Because I find a nice, soft stuffed animal soothing, plus the baby gets it when they are born)

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Daddy’s Bag:

  1.  Cell Phones and Charger
  2. Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, hair products, ect.)
  3. Pillow (Daddy deserves to be comfy too)
  4. Puzzle Books (Sudoku is my favorite!)
  5. Drinks and Snacks (Just because mommy can’t eat during labor, doesn’t mean daddy shouldn’t be able to eat.)
  6. Labor Music (extremely helpful for meditation)
  7. Notebook (to keep track of feedings)
  8. Change of Clothing
  9. Extra Bag (for all the stuff the hospital sends home with you)

Diaper Bag:

  1.  Receiving Blankets
  2. Socks, Mittens and Hat
  3. Three or Four Onesies
  4. A Few Diapers and Wipes (only because we prefer to use the brand we chose)
  5. First-Aid Kit (so that the nurses can show us how to use the items)
  6. Soothing Pacifiers (we chose these ones from Avent, made specifically for newborns)
  7. The Cutest Baby Sunglasses (because we live in Arizona, they are a MUST.)

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Baby

Unique Baby Names

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Are you expecting your first little one, but can’t decide on a name for them? We all go through the ‘making a list and checking it twice’ phase when it comes to choosing a name for our babies. After all, it is something that is going to be with them their entire life.. no pressure. My husband went through hundreds, if not thousands, of baby names before we finally decided on one. Now, if you are not finding out the gender until you pop that baby out, like us, you have to come up with TWO names.. or just one that can work for both genders, which I kind of wish we had done.. I digress.

So, in an effort to make your lives a little easier and stress free, I have compiled three lists of baby names. One for those of the female variety, males and one for you who do not wish to subject your child to gender identification before they are even born, which is a great idea in my book. So, without further ado;

Girl Names     Boy Names     

                         Aspen                                             Abraham                                        

                          Aurora                                           Archer                                             

                          Azalea                                            August                                             

                           Blair                                                Baxter                                             

                               Blake                                               Benji                                                    

                             Celine                                              Brady                                              

                              Dallas                                              Bryson                                            

                               Emillie                                             Cayden                                           

                               Everley                                            Cliff                                                

                                 Gemma                                            Dylan                                             

                                  Kendra                                             Forrest                                          

                                Lavender                                         Franklin                                        

            Maple                                               Gunner

          Mia                                                    Jasper

         Nicolette                                           Jayden

          Pearl                                                 Keaton

          Peyton                                              Lincoln

          Presley                                             Mason

          Quinn                                               Myles

          Scarlett                                             Noah

          Skye                                                  Oliver

          Tegan                                                Percy

          Willow                                              Rylan 

Unisex Names

     Avery

     Casey

     Charlie

     Frankie

     Reagan

    Reese

    Riley

     River

        Sawyer

      Skyler

      Tatum

       Taylor