I can’t believe we are two weeks away from Maya’s due date! This weekend we had a full list of last minute “to do” things that I wanted to make sure were done before she made her appearance. Luckily, I have an amazing, supportive husband who knows he has to complete the list or his angry, hormonal wife comes out and no one wants that ;)
So, I decided to just pack everything for Maya in my Fawn Design bag and then when we got home from the hospital, I would re-arrange it to what would be needed full time as a diaper bag for two (toddler and newborn). I also feel like this is all so new to me (2.5 years ago is a long time ago, people!!), so of course I went on Pinterest to see what was recommended to bring with us. I also resorted back to this post, where I wrote what we actually used at the hospital vs. what we brought.
Here is the list I put together for our baby girl! (This is just for Maya, I will do a separate post for me).
Two (2) onesies – I just threw in simple white newborn onesies from carters. Since we know she’s going to be on the smaller side, I think newborns should be fine but I might throw in a 0-3 month size too, just in case ;)
Two (2) pajamas – So, I really hate button up onesies. I honestly have no idea why 99% of them have buttons. I mean, I actually get it, but they are the devil in the middle of the night when you are hurrying to change your baby, you’re half asleep still and it’s dark. So, this time around I was on the search for some zipper onesies and ordered a few from Old Navy, here. I may have gotten one in every color.
Going home outfit – depending on the weather that day, I might put her in one of these with a cute, colorful bow or head wrap. If it’s a little chillier, I’ll probably just keep her in her pajamas.
Newborn hat, mittens, and socks – Grayson didn’t wear many hats (he was born in August) and it’s already hot here in NC, so Maya probably won’t wear a lot either. However, I did get this one just in case it’s needed at some point. The top knots are so cuuuuutte! I also have one pair of mittens that I got from a friend but most long sleeve onesies have those handy dandy hand covers now so we’ll just use those. I also have basic white socks from Old Navy.
Swaddle blanket(s) – Grayson wasn’t big into swaddling… he was literally swaddled for like a day before we gave up. We mainly used his swaddle blankets as a lightweight blanket to cover him when we traveled or when he was sleeping. We will see how Maya likes her swaddle. If she’s anything like her brother, we will do the same with hers. We have the cutest ones from Little Unicorn. I got this set, specifically.
Nursing pillow – we love our Boppy Pillow! I used it ALL the time with Grayson and plan to do the same with Maya. I got this cover for it from FoxHillBaby. I wanted to get something neutral this time so we can use it with the next baby, whether it’s a boy or girl. Can’t wait to snuggle her on it!
Car seat cover – I got this one from Copper Pearl. I also got some bibanna’s from them but we will wait to put her in those until she gets home and we can evaluate her drooling ;) If you’ve been following me for a while, you know Grayson wore these forever.
Burp cloths – Grayson wasn’t a big spitter, so I’m not sure what to really expect from Maya. I do have two from Burts Bees Baby, just in case.
Bows – bows!!!!! I didn’t get to pack bows when we had a boy so this is super exciting for me haha! I have some from a few different shops to get us started (I’m easing myself into the bow world). Right now I’ve gotten them from Bloom Head Wraps, OliveRoseHandmade, JanuaryJane&Co, LittleMintJulep and Willow Crowns. I’m not sure which ones I’m going to take to the hospital with us just yet… it’s so hard to choose! #girlbabyprobs
I think I will also include one or two diapers, wipes and a changing pad just in case.
Thats it! I know the hospital provides a lot for you to take home as well, so we will be taking advantage of that for sure ;)