We’re in the home stretch and I truly can’t believe it. It’s funny how the pregnant mind works because in the last week my energy levels have shifted from 0 to 100 and I have officially entered the nesting zone. Cleaning every nook, making lists, crossing things off, making new lists, and packing. We have four weeks left but quite a few mamas have been telling me the second baby sometimes likes to make an early appearance and well, its better to be prepared than scrambling to throw things in a bag at the last minute. Right? Right.

One of my main priorities (after having a safe birth and delivering my healthy baby of course) is having appropriate nursing gear and comfortable clothing options that still make me feel put together as visitors and family come to see the baby and I. I’m so in love with this nursing bra from Destination Maternity – I adore the color and the fit is perfect and insanely comfortable. It’s pretty enough that I don’t mind having it show under a robe (like this one shown above! also, the dark color will hide any stains.) as well as keeping it on through the night. I also love this nursing bra for when we leave the hospital. It’s a bit more structured and I feel more dressed when wearing it.

I will also be packing these black leggings, comfy white tees (preferably with a deep v-neck – I’m using my hubby’s), and a light sweater/kimono for walking the halls.

A few other essentials:

+ My bag!

+ Honest nipple balm for soothing the boobies. I’m hoping for a quick latch and a little baby girl who loves her mamas milk!

+ Witch hazel (for my lady bits..). Applying this was such a relief after my labor and recovery with Lucas. You can also get astringent pads and chill them in the fridge.

+ Bag of toiletries: body wash (I’ve been using this one and love it), toothbrush, toothpaste, unscented lotion, face wash, dry shampoo, hair brush, bobby pins, a few hair ties, and deodorant.

+ Speaking of lady bits – undies. I am purchasing a pack  (these are so comfy) that I don’t mind tossing.

+ This beautiful delivery gown from James Fox Co.

+ A small make-up bag with just the essentials in case I have the energy to spruce up for visitors and photos. I’m packing powder, blush, concealer, and chap-stick. Just the basics.

+ Rubber flip flops/2 pairs of socks.

+ Camera and camera charger.

+ Cell phone charger.

I’ll be leaving the bag ready to go in our bedroom along with a written list for my hubby or my mama – depending on when baby girl decides it’s show time. I hope this list is helpful and if you think I’m missing anything please let me know! Good luck to all my expecting mamas!


  1. Erica M. 07.10.2015

    I’m expecting my second in 3 weeks and my hospital bag is so minimal compared to what I packed the first time! The one thing I NEED that you didn’t mention is my own pillow for sleeping. I read a good tip that I used last time as well. Pack a pretty/colored pillowcase to put on it once you’re settled in your recovery room. It won’t get confused with the hospital ones or left behind and it looks nicer in pictures.
    Good luck to you!

    • 07.13.2015

      Great idea!!! Thanks so very much! And good luck to you as well :) xx

  2. Jasmin Lucero 07.12.2015

    Love hearing about your recommendations and essentials, I was hoping you’d make one for bebe too?

    • 07.13.2015

      That’s a great idea! I will try my best to get that post together!! xx

  3. Eva Rubio 07.12.2015

    I’m packing pretty much the same things.. The additional I’m packing is a towel! Incase I’m up for taking a shower lol we’re only a week apart how exciting! It’s getting so close, best of luck mama

    • 07.13.2015

      So many mamas have told me to pack a towel – something I didn’t do last time. It’s already been added to my bag 😉 Thank you! And we are so close..good luck to you as well love!!!! xx


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