I packed in shifts...I had new robe, nightgowns, baby's outfit, special body wash etc. that were especially for going to the hospital, and those things were all packed by 37 weeks. Anything (mostly toiletries) that I needed last minute (toothbrush, books, contact lens stuff, etc. I kept it in a separate zipper bag in my bathroom so I could use it until it was time to go and throw it all together when it was time. Having things separated was a godsend because it took me no time at all and I could travel at a moment's notice. Cookie is right though...80% of the stuff they tell you to pack, you don't need. My top things were slippers, chapstick, and the special shower stuff...it made me feel human!
at 1:33 AM on Jul. 9, 2011