My number one tip is to store your stocked packets of wipes upside down so all the moisture goes to the top of the pack. when you come to use them the wipes you take first wont be dry.
You decide whether you want to pack it all or not hehe!
Ladies please feel free to make more suggestions and I will add to the original list:
Tshirt or nightie
Books / Mags / Music
Water spray bottle
Bikini top (water birth)
Headphones and mp3 player
Energy sweets (Dextrose)
Change of clothes
Mags / Books
Toothbrush & toothpaste
For after birth:
Going home outfit
Knickers - cheap or disposable
Nightdress or lose pj's
Cleanser / toner / moisturiser
Arnica (to aid healing)
Small plastic jug
Shawl for breast feeding
Going home outfit
Baby nail scissors
Cotton wool balls
Last minute things to remember:
Mobile Phone charger
Change for carpark
Hope to here from you soon, there must be someone lol
Well obliviously I was posting in here all through my contractions, that started at about 6 Saturday morning, eventually 2am Sunday they got really close together and where very strong, hubby insisted on taking me in about about 4:30, got to the hospital at 5, when I got there they checked me out they where amazed and so was I that I was 8-9cm dilated they couldn't believe I had done all that on my own and that I was so calm and chatting away (in between contractions) they run the birthing pool which I got in to about 5:45, started taking gas and hair about 6 about 20 mins later I felt the need to push and at 6:42 she arrived, I was quite confused and kept asking is she was real it was so overwhelming and amazing. I had the injection to deliver the placenta I just wanted it out really. I had to have a few stitches, we got sent home at 5:30 last night. Am now just trying to master breast feeding but it is difficult. îŒ¨îŒ¨îŒ¨îŒ¨
Have had a solid tummy since I went on a walk at about 9.30. Was thinking braxton hicks but it didn't come and go it's just there all the time- even had a chilled hot bath and tummy is still solid, is this normal?
Second iv been having period type crapping for the past hour low down on bump every 10 mins ish, lasting about 2 mins. I wasn't expecting when it started for contractions - if that's what they are! To come this quick.
But have had killer back ache all day- just put this down to growing bump.
Other thing is I keep getting a cramp type feeling in my bump cheeks lol only get it whn I walk, could this be babies position?
So what do you ladies think? Should I go to bed an get some rest if this is it.
Or should I keep bouncing on my ball to encourage the pains to keep coming?
Really don't know if this is it or not or of I'm just looking into things too much and gettin my hopes up?
On Tuesday I baby was 3/5ths engaged but didn't have an internal so dot know if was dilated or anything.
Any advice appreciated.
Don't really wanna bother delivery suite if it's nothing, I know thy will just say give it more time.
Ps sorry for the long post!
Adelle 40+3 (seen as it's past midnight) îŒ§