So this was meant to be written before giving birth, but that was definitely not going to happen with a semester coming to a close and all kinds of last minute deployment and baby things that needed to be done. Better late than never though! Here is it!
OK, so bags! Here's the breakdown:
1) My makeup bag with a few essentials. Mineral powder, mascara, toothbrush, toothpaste and my brush. (Definitely needed my loofa and razor-will remember for next time!) 2) Always Radiant Infinity overnight pads! You will not wanna wear the ones the hospital provides for you, too thick and uncomfortable. These are thin, but super absorbant and actually very comfortable. 3) Black nursing top from Target. 4) Hanes weggie free undies. I use these during "that time of the month" they're awesome! 5) Another non-nursing tank. 6) A tube style bra. I knew with breast feeding my lady parts would be sore so I wanted something soft and loose feeling with some sort of support. 7) Pads for what comes out of the lady parts. 8) A maxi skirt! Something light and flawy to go home in. 9) Socks! One pair are some SMU socks that go mid calf. I wore these while in labor when my feet got a little cold. Then the other pair I wore for a while when in the mother-baby unit. Not pictured: a pair of striped sleep leggings I wore around the unit. I got out of that hospital gown like ASAP! My phone, charger and a few snacks like hard candies and a honey bun (my "reward" haha).
Then here's the baby girls clothes that is all pretty self explanatory.
Two onsies that ranged in size, one long and thin and the other short and wide. The one on the left is what we actually took her home in despite it being a little too long for her trunk. We also took a thicker fleece blanket for her, but only used when we took her home in the car since it was a little chilly at discharge.
Inside the smaller aqua floral bag was her wipes, swaddle blanket and thicker blanket. Tripler, where I delivered, only had paper towel like "wipes" that are not damp, so we took our own. Then there is my nursing pillow which really came in handy for me while nursing and for my husband while he was holding her (who knew a newborn could weigh so much).
Since we lived so close (less that two miles away), my husband just ran home for a few things as he needed them. The only thing he took and left at the hospital was his pillow. Also, not pictured is her carseat which my husband is seen clicking into the base in the picture below. It stayed in our car until we were right about to leave.
Hope you enjoyed! I'm very minimalist and adapt really well so taking too much wasn't necessary.