Originally Posted by theboodges
If you are going into a tub, you may want a sports bra or bathing suit top.
I just used washcloths to cover up and keep my nipples warm and stimulated.
I've done the sibling gifts too, but because this is right after Christmas, my motivation is a bit gone. I think I will just pack a bag of their toys up now to bring for them to play with.
You might also consider bringing a little note book to record times and such during labor and some of your thoughts and feelings in the day or so after delivery when you are up there.
I'm planning on wearing all of their gowns. I'm a bleeder and I don't want to mess up my own clothes. I am bringing my own pads to wear home because I like mine better, but I like to use theirs when the flow is at the heaviest.
Dh will bring the laptop so I'll have access to all of my friends' and families' email addresses so we can send a quick note out to everyone. I'll have the phone numbers of those we need to call.
And I second a clean shirt for dad. He might be up laboring all night with you and can't get into the shower right away. I know my Dh says he just feels more awake and better if he can put a clean shirt on.
I'm hoping for a New Year's baby so I'm wanting to bring some champagne! Dh just got back from Ireland and seeing his pics of the pubs and Guinness makes me ready to have some bubbly.