Friday, November 9, 2007

T minus 72 hours...

I just spoke with our birthmother, and I'll talk to her again later today after her appointment with her doctor. She's scheduled for her c-section around 10:00 a.m. on Monday, pending approval from her doctor after today's appointment.

So, things are moving along as planned. I'm having a little trouble deciding what is necessary to pack. Knowing that we will be in the hospital (where all baby's needs are fulfilled by hospital supplies) until Friday next week and then we'll be in a hotel with baby until at least Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I have packed the following:

  • Bassinet-style pack-n-play
  • Six sleepers
  • Six other outfits
  • Lots of socks
  • 3 hats
  • Carseat
  • Diapers, wipes, assorted baby care products
  • Lots of bottles
  • Some pre-made formula bottles
  • 2 lbs of powdered formula
  • Blankets
  • Assorted burp cloths
  • Several bibs
  • Disposable wascloths
  • 2 pacifiers
  • 1 aspirator
I had no idea that a week in a hotel with a baby would require so much luggage.

Am I missing anything? Is there anything else we need to pack?

Our birthmother sounds very tired and said she's in some pain. I hope that she gets plenty of recovery time next week.


Jen said...

Does the hotel have laundry machines available? You might take some pre-measured detergent and fabric softener. And quarters, lots of quarters. Check out Emily, if you haven't already, she made a hospital packing list. Some of it won't apply to you, but she's got everything you can think of on there.

maggie said...

I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to think if you left anything off, but I don't think so. Our first week was all about diapers and receiving blankets. Lots and lots of receiving blankets!

This is so exciting!