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Ruby Runion-Brown Due July 25 (girl); Greenville, South Carolina 1067 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Mr's&Family*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ruby Runion-Brown:</b>" i'd bring a warm robe if your going ... [snip!] ... cold in hospitals"</blockquote> I'm being induced and having an immediate epidural. I won't be walking around much."


i mean after birth. it was july when i had DD & i frooze my butt off when i would go down stairs. good luck mama when are they inducing?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15427 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting A❤T=P+[It's a Girl:" I have a bunch in my cabinet I'll send you :D they sent my home with so much stuff!"

LOL those things are seriously so comfy.

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3696 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting shes*almost*one!:</b>" its really the best way to go. save your underwear for at home. you dont want to destroy / bloody up ... [snip!] ... time i was in the hospital, just changed them every day! i also wore only a bikini top during labor. felt so much better. "</blockquote>




That's a good idea! I would've never thought of a bikini top for labor.
I may just do that.
I was thinking of just wearing a night gown (cheap one from target) then changing into comfy after birth clothes when my epidural wears off. Which will possibly another night gown or yoga pants and a nursing tank.

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3696 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ruby Runion-Brown:</b>" i mean after birth. it was july when i had DD & i frooze my butt off when i would go down stairs. good luck mama when are they inducing?"</blockquote>




Oh! The one I have is pretty thin. I never wore one with DD but I believe I was cold once I was in my actual room (not labor room). I'll go buy one that's a little thicker.
February 15. My doctor suggested I start a list early and pack mid January. I've been going into per term labor since I was 16 weeks so he wants me to be prepared. I'm hoping (it's doubtful though) that I can talk my OB out of my induction and push it as close to my due date as possible. I mentioned that at my appointment last week and he just kind of looked at me and said "we will see" in this 'ain't going to happen' voice.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Mr's&Family*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting shes*almost*one!:</b>" its really the best way to go. save ... [snip!] ... comfy after birth clothes when my epidural wears off. Which will possibly another night gown or yoga pants and a nursing tank."


the bikini top was a life saver. it was so much more comfortable than that stupid gown. after i had my son, i put a tank top over the bikini and put some underwear on. the epidural line is totally compatible with it too. i took a top that tied around the neck and again at my back, dont know if that makes a difference



good luck and congrats!

Ruby Runion-Brown Due July 25 (girl); Greenville, South Carolina 1067 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Mr's&Family*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ruby Runion-Brown:</b>" i mean after birth. it was july when ... [snip!] ... that at my appointment last week and he just kind of looked at me and said "we will see" in this 'ain't going to happen' voice."


i'm glad your still baking i had that problem once at 20wks :/ since it's feb it may not be as cold in there but i'm always cold so i woul just to be safe
good luck

Ruby Runion-Brown Due July 25 (girl); Greenville, South Carolina 1067 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" the bikini top was a life saver. it was so much more comfortable than that stupid gown. after i had ... [snip!] ... i took a top that tied around the neck and again at my back, dont know if that makes a difference good luck and congrats!"

lol i didn't think about this in the hospital but i eventually wore them to bed instead of sports bras since they can absorb more. my sheets were no longer soaked when i woke up

wigglewaddle 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 2399 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Mr's&Family*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ruby Runion-Brown:</b>" i mean after birth. it was july when ... [snip!] ... that at my appointment last week and he just kind of looked at me and said "we will see" in this 'ain't going to happen' voice."


Yes make sure to take warm clothes. If you end up having a csection (not saying it's going to happen but good to be prepared) Then they will make you walk up and down the halls to avoid blood clots. I had hubby bring me warm fuzzy slippers so I could just use those and no shoes! Also, I bought all travel size toiletries and forgot shampoo, so my hair looked greasy as hell even when I would shower. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TOILETRY LIST! The shower there may be the first you get in awhile. I had to block out times for SO to keep the baby so I could enjoy a shower in peace.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Love those things. I'd use then when af visits at home if I could."

Haha ditto! They were the best. I brought my own underwear and pajamas and bled through everything, so I ended up using the mesh undies and hospital gowns anyway. If I was up walking around, they would take a second hospital gown and put it on me backwards like a robe so my butt was covered. I honestly feel like I overpacked...they provide everything in the hospital, and we live really close so I can always send DH home for anything.



This time I'm probably bringing:
going home clothes for baby and I (sweatpants and a long-sleeved tshirt for me)
hair ties & a headband
slipper socks
comfy nursing bra
chapstick and probably some travel-size toiletries
maybe a robe in case it's cold (it will be December)
cell phone & charger
digital camera & extra batteries
NOOK



Not going to bother with my own PJs and underwear just to possibly ruin them again, or makeup/hair products...I don't think anybody expects you to look fabulous after giving birth :)

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Haha ditto! They were the best. I brought my own underwear and pajamas and bled through everything, so ... [snip!] ... to possibly ruin them again, or makeup/hair products...I don't think anybody expects you to look fabulous after giving birth :)"


it wont be cold in the hospital. it will be stiffing hot. they keep the newborn floor super hot!

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
13th Nov '12

Yeah that's true! I definitely don't remember being cold last time. I was perfectly comfortable in just the hospital gowns...the ones at our hospital aren't bad. Good for nursing actually.

Taphath Foose Due November 29 (boy); 1 child; Pennsylvania 194 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" dont add more underwear. use the mesh ones they give you. they hold the pads on way better, and you can throw them away every time you go to the bathroom. its much easier and more sanitary "

SO AGREE!!!