Mommy Monday: What's in My Hospital Bag + 37 Week Update!

It's finally here! The long-awaited hospital bag post...round 2! If you'd like to see what I packed in my hospital bag for my first pregnancy you can read that blog post here. But this is the 2014/baby boy version!  

So last time I packed two separate bags, one for me and one for baby. This time I was lucky enough to find a bag that fits everything together without looking ridiculously oversized. My bag is the Pink Lining Cream Bows on Navy Holdall and I love it so much! It comes with double handles as well as a longer shoulder strap and one side pocket (where I store breast/nursing pads for when my milk comes in). This would be a wonderful weekend or mini-break bag as it holds a surprising amount of stuff - I was really impressed with how much I could fit in here!

Let's start with what I have packed for baby.

1 pack of newborn nappies (this holds 23 but I will probably need more!)
Baby Kind Cotton Wool Pads 
Receiving blanket from DPAM
4 babygrows (Debenhams, Jasper Conran, Ted Baker & Carters)
2 spare Gerber babygrows (just in case!)
5 pairs of newborn socks from Next
4 sleeveless cotton vests from Next
4 cotton vests also from Next
3 Aden & Anais muslin cloths
Baby Be Mine Nicole romper set
Knitted grey hat (not pictured) from Zara Baby

And here's what I packed for mommy (me!):

2 packs of maternity pads
Soap & Glory shower puff
Venus razor
Wash bag full of toiletries
Babyliss Travel Hairdryer 
Makeup brushes
Makeup bag
7 pairs maternity underwear
3 pairs socks
2 nursing bras from Motherhood
Baby Be Mine Nicole Gownie & Matching Pillowcase
Baby Be Mine Nicole Dressing Gown
Baby Be Mine Nicole Maternity/Nursing Nightdress
Beach towel
Laundry bag
Baby Be Mine Maternity Nursing Pyjamas
FemFresh Intimate Wipes

And here is what's in my wash bag!

Pack of 3 toothbrushes (in case Jonathan has to stay overnight too)
Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean cleanser
Estée Lauder sample size Daywear moisturiser 
Estée Lauder sample size Advanced Night Repair Eye serum
Travel size Simple Wipes (x2)
Nivea Pearl & Beauty deodorant - travel size
Batiste Dry Shampoo - travel size
Elemis Spa @ Home Tea Tree SOS Spray
Soap & Glory Clean On Me travel size shower gels (x2)
Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo & 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor (travel size)
Keep Calm & Have A Baby lip balm
Extra White Gum
Oral B 3D White Brilliance toothpaste
Bloom & Blossom Anti Stretch Mark Cream
Tangle Teazer

And here I am at 37 weeks pregnant (full term)!

How far along?  37 weeks! 
Total weight gain/measurements: 30lbs! 
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing my ASOS maternity jeans and a Mamalicious maternity t-shirt I got during my last pregnancy. The shirt is not maternity and from Heatons.
Stretch marks: Still no new ones.
Sleep: It's getting pretty uncomfortable now...I wake up several times a night and can really only sleep on my left side which gets annoying!
Best moment this week: question!
Miss anything? Not being pregnant!! This last month is killer!
Movement: Tons :)
Food cravings: Salty crackers and cheese!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not usually but the other day Jonathan made sausages and the smell made me gag/want to vomit. I felt so nauseous I had to get out of the kitchen/living room!
Gender: Boy 
Labour signs: Lots and lots of Braxton Hicks. Feeling tons of pressure too...and lightening crotch!
Symptoms: Heartburn, fatigue (definitely need my naps!), back ache, shortness of breath, Braxton Hicks contractions. 
Belly button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Hormones are's not always good!!
Looking forward to: Not being pregnant anymore! Sorry but it's true - especially after having two so close together I feel like I've been pregnant forever!

Check out my 37 week update from my first pregnancy here! And watch my hospital bag video & 37 week belly shot below :)



  1. Hi Anna!
    Love your blog and your families youtube channel!
    I'm a midwifery/nursing student so it's great to see the difference between what you have to take to the hospital and what women here in Australia have to take.

  2. It was great to be able to see what you packed in your bag. It was also nice to know why you brought such items. Thank you for sharing. :)


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