I’m not in any hurry to pack my bag yet, although with the way this boy wriggles in my belly and pushes down on my bladder I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes a bit early.
I’m yet to choose my changing bag. I’ve got my eye on a few and you can take a look at my luxury changing bag wish list if you want some inspiration. However, I have been thinking about the clothes I’ll be taking for myself.
When Lamb was born I ended up staying in hospital 2 nights and 3 days. This was initially due to the fact I couldn’t pee and at 4am they found a bed on the ward, then we realised Lamb couldn’t latch and they kept me in to help me with breastfeeding (something I really wasn’t expecting, but extremely grateful for, even though it didn’t work).
For this reason I want to be fully prepared that I may stay in hospital for a few days. I’ll need pyjamas or a nightie, comfy clothes for after the birth, and clothes to wear home.
The clothes I had when I was in hospital with Lamb were totally for comfort only, not style, but this time round I want to look good too! I literally wore jogging bottoms, a baggy t-shirt and oversized cardigan home that was a bit mix-match. Nothing wrong with that, I had just had a baby, but now I’m giving myself the time to plan my maternity and nursing clothing and hope to have some nice clothes to wear home.
I’ve had a look online and picked out some lovely maternity or nursing clothes that would be perfect for my hospital bag and for after the baby is born. I’m sure I’ll be living in comfy clothes for a few weeks post labour!
- ASOS Maternity Stripe T-Shirt Dress £25
- Next Longline Maternity T-Shirt £16
- Topshop Maternity Leggings (2 pairs) £22
- New Look Maternity Wide Leg Jogger (from ASOS) £14.99
- ASOS Maternity Cloud Pyjama Set £24 – I already have these and they will definitely be coming with me! 🙂
- ASOS Maternity Nightie £18
- Amoralia Mandy Nursing Robe (from ASOS) £35
- ASOS Hospital Bag Maternity Essentials Pack £60 – this looks amazing!
- Next Stripe Drape Nuring Top £22
- Topshop Maternity Check Pyjamas £28
- Next Maternity/Nursing T-shirt Bras (2 pack) £26
- Topshop Maternity Fine Ribbed Jumper £36
- Bluebelle Maternity Longline Tunic (from ASOS) £16
- Dorothy Perkins Maternity Side Split Tee (Longline) £16 – I have this and it’s so comfy and flattering!
- Next Under the Bump Denim Leggings £23
I hope you like my choices, as you can see I have a couple of things on this list already but included them because I highly recommend them! I love the idea of having a nursing robe which would be ideal for early morning and evening feeds. It would also mean I could keep pretty well covered up in the hospital. The striped t-shirt dress form ASOS is exactly my cup of tee, in fact I have this shape already but not maternity and in plain black and khaki green, and can see myself getting a lot of use out of it. This would also be ideal for giving birth in as it’s long enough to cover me up until I’m ready to push!
What do you like from my list?