In My Hospital Bag {GIVEAWAY}

by jenna on April 28, 2014

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Today I wanted to talk about packing a hospital bag! There may or may not be a fun giveaway at the end of this post so stay tuned {even if you’re not pregnant, you could still totally use this giveaway}.

I did research, spoke to friends and my doula, and this is what I came up with for my hospital bag. Sure, some of it’s probably unnecessary but I’ll at least be at the hospital for two nights {maybe longer if I need a c-section} so I wanted to bring a few comforts of home along for the ride. The second photo is what’s in baby’s bag…obviously. I also packed Adam a bag but his isn’t as exciting to post. Hah. We also have a huge snack bag!

So, going from left to right, here’s what in my bag:

Meyer’s Hand Soap for the bathroom in my hospital room. Not necessary but I saw someone did this and it seemed like a great idea! I love the basil scent.

Temple Spa Drift Away Spray for labor. I spray this on my pillow every night and it’s so calming and comforting. It’s a blend of different calming essential oils. I absolutely love it.

Inexpensive Robe from Target. I actually have the coral one.

My Favorite Target Nightgown for labor. I have a few of these – they really are the best! They’ve been all I’ve worn for pajamas this whole pregnancy (I sized up) because they are sooooo comfy. I’m planning to bring one to labor in that I don’t mind them cutting down the center for immediate skin to skin contact after birth.

Headphones so I can listen to my hypnobirthing sessions while in labor.

Boppy for breastfeeding. This was recommended by a few of my friends to bring along.

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin for sore/cracked nipples those first few days.

Nipple Shield for same reasons as above. I know there’s a lot of debate surrounding these but I don’t mind using one if I need it. Whatever gets the job done!

LANAcare Organic Wool Nursing Pads for comfort. I know milk doesn’t usually come in until the second or third day so I probably don’t need to bring this, but just in case. I have two sets of these and they are ridiculously soft and seem incredibly absorbent as well.

Going Home Dress from Target.  Very soft and stretchy because I know I’ll still look about six months pregnant when I leave.

Comfy Old Pajama Pants {big size} for days laying in the hospital bed.

Victoria’s Secret Boyfriend Pants for same as above. I love these pants. They are oversized and so, so, so comfortable. Best sweatpants ever.

Peppermint and Lavender Essentials Oils for labor and any postpartum headaches.

Lip Balm. I’ve heard this is a MUST.

Baby Book. My friend Ruthie recommended this particular one and I love it! It’s adorable and I can’t wait to fill it all out.

Fuzzy Target Slippers. Always necessary. I recently got these on clearance for $5.

Fuzzy Target Socks. Also always necessary.

Not pictured are three nursing camis (I have these!), a soft stretchy skirt that I got on mega clearance from Gap and two soft cotton nursing bras.

Now for the baby bag!

Two Burts Bees Burt Cloths

Two Beanies from Gap Baby

Two Swaddle Blankets – I know they give you these at the hospital but I love the cute ones we have for him so I wanted to bring those!

Going Home Outfit

Soft Wool Booties to get those piggies warm

Mittens he doesn’t scratch himself {I believe the ones we have are from Carters}

It all fits so great in my Petunia Pickle Bottom Weekender Bag! This bag was a gift from my aunt and I LOVE it. It will be great for short trips and such since it’s so roomy. I love the cheery pattern as well!

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I forgot to mention toiletries above. I fit all my toiletries in my Petunia Pickle Bottom Travel Train Case and Powder Room Case.

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In there I have some travel sized shampoo/conditioner, dry shampoo, mouthwash, toothbrush, contact solution and rose water spray. The smaller powder room case will have my makeup.

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Now for the giveaway! Petunia Pickle Bottom has generously offered to give away one travel train case and one powder room case in the above Champs Elysees Print to one lucky reader! These are great all purpose bags for travel. The train case is obviously large enough to fit all your toiletries and I find that the powder room case is absolutely perfect for makeup. I love both.

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Kimberly @ Kimberly's Treats April 28, 2014 at 3:32 am

A weekender bag is totally something I love and I don’t have. The print is beautiful as well!

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Christine S April 28, 2014 at 3:35 am

Good luck and how exciting, as I’m about 16 weeks along I’m saving this post for October!

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Janine April 28, 2014 at 3:39 am

Hope the birth goes flawlessly!

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Kara T April 28, 2014 at 3:41 am

Looks like you have a great bag packed! Thanks for the advice!

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Karen April 28, 2014 at 3:46 am

Best of luck for a smooth delivery!

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Cate April 28, 2014 at 3:48 am

Looks like you are ready to go! Best wishes to you, Adam, and Baby.

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 3:50 am

I’m pregnant and would love that cute bag!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 3:59 am

Very excited to be packing my bag in the next few weeks as well! Looks like a good list.

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 4:00 am

As a mom of two, you’re going to be very happy with the things you packed! I’d suggest some snacks, though, for your middle of the night feedings! I brought almonds, granola, and Kind bars. :) A mama gets hungry, and I couldn’t handle the hospital snack choices!

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jerrica April 28, 2014 at 6:58 am

Absolutely! You both should pack plenty of snacks. It really isn’t fun having your husband run off to get food in those first hours/ days. Also, be careful with the socks. The floors are slippery and you do not need to fall and sprain your ankle immediately after giving birth…trust me!

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Michelle May 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Indeed! I know she already said she had a huge snack bag, but OMG. I brought snacks, but it wasn’t nearly enough for my four day hospital stay (I had a c-section). Between suddenly not having heartburn anymore, having the full real estate of my stomach for the first time in months, breastfeeding, and recovery, the hospital meals were seriously skimpy and I found myself hungry around the clock.

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Lori May 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I knew I was nearing transition when I started crying because I didn’t think we had enough snacks! Hahaha!

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Jackie April 28, 2014 at 4:07 am

Awesome giveaway!

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Kelly F April 28, 2014 at 4:09 am

I am wishing I had some of these ideas for my hospital bag! Best wishes to you!

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Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) April 28, 2014 at 4:13 am

hope everything goes well for you!

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Tara April 28, 2014 at 4:19 am

Great list of things! Love the patterns Petunia Pickle Bottom uses!

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MaryM April 28, 2014 at 4:20 am

Love the bag!

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Sami April 28, 2014 at 4:22 am

I’m so excited for you! I follow your blog daily but this is the first time I’ve commented! I can’t pass up the chance to potentially take home those lovely cases. :) I love your weekender bag. Can’t wait to see pictures of the little guy when he arrives!

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 4:28 am

Everything looks great! You are well prepared!

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 4:28 am

You are getting so close. Best of luck. Can’t wait for the announcement of your new baby boy!

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Molly April 28, 2014 at 4:33 am

I know you want a very natural birth but was happy to see you be aware that a c section could be required. You’re going to be a great mom!

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 4:34 am

I would say you are ready! You will be amazed at how much the little guy will collect while you are in the hospital too ; ) Good luck and just go with the flow!

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Mrs. O April 28, 2014 at 4:43 am

We have an upcoming Wedding to attend in Vermont- and I sure could use a travel bag that’s not from 1988:) Smart choices for your hospital stay- Preparation is the key!
You’re getting soooo close- Prayers for an easy brith and of course a healthy baby & Momma:)

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Tracey April 28, 2014 at 4:44 am

Great list! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE those Victoria’s Secret boyfriend sweats. So ridiculously comfy. I found I ended up using my Boppy pillow to sit on (TMI ALERT). My lady parts did NOT love the feeling of a chair after pushing the baby out, so I put that fabulous cooling thing the nurses made in the center of the pillow and sat on that. Sweet, sweet relief.

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Whitney Moody April 28, 2014 at 4:45 am

I’d love to win these!

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Jackie Wandell April 28, 2014 at 4:45 am

These are adorable!!! Best of luck on the new baby!

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Kari April 28, 2014 at 4:45 am

You look so organized! Best of luck! Can’t wait to see pics of the little!

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Rachel Jaggers April 28, 2014 at 4:45 am

Thanks for this post Jenna! I’m six months pregnant with my first and your pregnancy posts have been a lifesaver! Where is your baby ‘go home’ outfit from? So sweet. I’m having a little boy too :-). Anyway, good luck in this final stretch mama!

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jenna April 28, 2014 at 6:36 am

That outfit was just an example (that image is from Gap). We got ours from a little local shop in West Virginia where my parents live.

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Allison April 28, 2014 at 4:49 am

I love the print on that bag!

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Kara April 28, 2014 at 4:49 am

I also brought my iPad. There was alot of down time.

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Amy April 28, 2014 at 4:51 am

Love the weekender bag!

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Beth April 28, 2014 at 4:51 am

Good luck! Wishing you all the best.

love the bags – they would make great graduation gifts and I have a lot of graduates on my list this year.

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Tara April 28, 2014 at 4:54 am

I just love that train case. Good luck!

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Marcia April 28, 2014 at 4:59 am

Wishing you the best of luck as you bring Baby into the world :)

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Kimberly April 28, 2014 at 5:01 am

Lip balm is definitely a must in the hospital. Also, snacks. Our hospital didn’t have any food after hours for the fathers. Pack something for Adam!

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kate April 28, 2014 at 5:03 am

What cute bags!

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Kelly April 28, 2014 at 5:09 am

Cute weekender bag!

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Simone Cahill April 28, 2014 at 5:12 am

Hi Jenna,
Having some trouble commenting on the giveaway site so I’ll leave it here. First, congratulations! I had my first child last June and it is a magical wonderful experience that I’m sure you’ll love. I used a long foldover skirt the most while I was at the hospital and my robe (same exact one as you). Good tip was to bring a headband for the after birth pic- my hair was a mess but the picture is something you’ll really want forever and the headband helped! Good luck!

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Aimee from AL April 28, 2014 at 5:12 am

So many great things! Thanks for the post.

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jill April 28, 2014 at 5:12 am

good luck! Great bag!!

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Ashley B April 28, 2014 at 5:13 am

Good luck to you and Adam!!

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Ellen April 28, 2014 at 5:14 am

I’m so excited for you all to welcome this little one into the world!!!

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Lani April 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

Jenna you are inspiring me to pack my bag finally now as well!

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Kayley Maybe April 28, 2014 at 5:16 am

Best of luck!

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Hilary April 28, 2014 at 5:17 am

Looks very comfy! I overpacked with each of my hospital births, but it’s nice to have some comforts of home.

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foodandfarm April 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

Love this, but a word from the wise, keep the toiletries, leave the make up at home. Trust me, you are going to be so overwhelmed, the less you have to unpack at home the better.

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Kara A April 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

Here’s wishing you the most wonderful birth experience!

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Holly Marbut April 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

Love this bag!!! Good luck with everything!! I have 11 weeks to go!! :)

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Robin B April 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

I’m due in July! I would love a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag!!

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

Adorable Bag!! Great ideas for what to bring!!

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Sarah G April 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

Congratulations to you!

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Katie M April 28, 2014 at 5:22 am

Those bags are so cute and you will be very prepared!

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Lili April 28, 2014 at 5:22 am

I love the hand soap idea! And the weekend bag ! :)

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Stephanie April 28, 2014 at 5:24 am

I admire how prepared you are! Best of luck. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Virginia Salo April 28, 2014 at 5:24 am

What a great giveaway! I’m sending lots of positive thoughts your way that you have a smooth delivery!

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Lindsay April 28, 2014 at 5:25 am

I bookmarked this page from when I am pregnant!

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Emily B April 28, 2014 at 5:25 am

I love this bag! Lord knows this mama’s diaper bag needs an update. I like how stylish and functional it is.

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brittany April 28, 2014 at 5:27 am

cute!

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Colleen April 28, 2014 at 5:28 am

Would love a cute weekender bag like this!

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Jennifer April 28, 2014 at 5:29 am

I’m not a robe person, but it was the most valuable item that I had with me in the hospital after I had my son. I stayed in my pjs for the first day and it was great, comfy protection while guests visited. I even had the same one from Target!

Enjoy the time with your new little family when he arrives!

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Jen April 28, 2014 at 5:30 am

The bags look great!

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Laurin April 28, 2014 at 5:31 am

Congratulations again, Jenna! So excited for you! :)

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Amanda L April 28, 2014 at 5:31 am

I am just a few weeks behind you and “pack hospital bag” is lingering on my to-do list! I love those matching bags and it would be so useful for the hospital! Thanks for the tips!

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Amy S April 28, 2014 at 5:33 am

Very well planned out! Congrats!

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Julie April 28, 2014 at 5:34 am

This is a great post! I remember having a hard time figuring out what to take to the hospital with my first.

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Kathryn April 28, 2014 at 5:35 am

Love the bags! I agree about the nipple shields– really didn’t want to use one but my son wouldn’t latch without it!

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Louise April 28, 2014 at 5:36 am

Love the print on those bags! Might even encourage me to take an overdue vacation :)

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Dina April 28, 2014 at 5:36 am

I love the bags! They would definately come in handy as I am as pregnant and due May 24th! :) Also, thanks for the hospital bag packing advice!

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Jaclyn April 28, 2014 at 5:38 am

This is a great post, and I love the Petunia Pickle Bottom bags!

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Claire April 28, 2014 at 5:39 am

I’m 28 weeks pregnant, and this would be awesome to have! I love your pregnancy posts!

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Marcie April 28, 2014 at 5:39 am

I am due about 2 weeks after you! I would love a PPB bag, they are so so cute.

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jennifer April 28, 2014 at 5:40 am

I am due in June. I love reading tips on hospital bags and nursery items. I am still in need of a diaper bag. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Ashley N. April 28, 2014 at 5:41 am

Love the print!!

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Cathy C. April 28, 2014 at 5:41 am

I need a weekender bag and the Petunia Pickle Bottom would be perfect for weekend trips to NY and Philly.

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Robyn April 28, 2014 at 5:42 am

Best wishes on your delivery! I am due with my second on June 11 but love to see posts of what is working for other mommies!

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Samantha April 28, 2014 at 5:42 am

I could always use new travel gear!

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Liz April 28, 2014 at 5:43 am

Thanks for sharing! I’m 30 weeks and need to start thinking about my bag too!

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Sarah D. April 28, 2014 at 5:43 am

Perfect timing for this giveaway, I am in need for a bag like this for traveling.
Thanks!

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Liz April 28, 2014 at 5:43 am

So happy for you and love these posts about preparing for baby!

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Kristen April 28, 2014 at 5:43 am

I’m 34 weeks along so I’ll be packing my hospital bag in the next couple of weeks! Perfect timing on this post.

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Julianne April 28, 2014 at 5:44 am

The baby stuff is adorable!

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Sarah Miller April 28, 2014 at 5:44 am

Great list for the hospital. My bag was very similar and I used most everything I brought.

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Sara Palacios April 28, 2014 at 5:45 am

Great post, Jenna! As a new mom myself (with another one on the way), I remember packing my hospital bag and wondering if I had everything. Looks like you do, and even if you don’t, the hospital has a ton of stuff and I’m sure you don’t live too far away. The only thing I can recommend is to bring your own pillows. Although I don’t remember sleeping much those first two days in the hospital (adrenaline/birthing high), I remember being super comfy with my pillows from home. Good luck!

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 5:45 am

I love those bags!

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Keri April 28, 2014 at 5:45 am

The weekender bag is so cute!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 5:45 am

I know you said you already had your husband’s bag packed, but I wanted to throw in a little suggestion. I was very, very warm following delivery and kept the ac turned low. Thus, my husband was freezing! I would say throw in an extra hoodie and a couple extra pairs of socks for him. Best wishes!

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Mina April 28, 2014 at 5:45 am

Looks like you’re well prepared! Great giveaway!

Mina

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Kesley Krosky April 28, 2014 at 5:46 am

Love this! Now I am just ready to see that little baby boy!

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 5:46 am

Such a cute bag!!!

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Kelly Michelle April 28, 2014 at 5:46 am

These are adorable! Good luck with everything!!

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Therese April 28, 2014 at 5:47 am

I should probably pack my hospital bag, too. Thanks for sharing!

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keilah April 28, 2014 at 5:47 am

I need this for my upcoming Disney cruise!

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Lauren @ The Highlands Life April 28, 2014 at 5:47 am

Looks like you are packing just what you and babe need. And it’s a good thing because you will go home with so much more stuff they load you up with (including that sweet love, car seat, etc).

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Ilana April 28, 2014 at 5:48 am

It sounds like you’re really prepared. What an exciting time!

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Malkire April 28, 2014 at 5:48 am

This is incredibly helpful! As someone about to pack my own hospital bag this post is fantastic. You are so close to your big day, good luck!! I really love the diversity of products =)

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Lea J. April 28, 2014 at 5:51 am

Cute bags!
Babies are still a few years away for us, but I love reading baby posts.

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Allyson April 28, 2014 at 5:52 am

Good luck and enjoy the experience! It looks like you are well prepared!

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Lauren April 28, 2014 at 5:52 am

So cute!

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 5:52 am

Such a fun spring/summer print!

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Alex April 28, 2014 at 5:53 am

I love a great travel bag!

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Karissa April 28, 2014 at 5:53 am

I love all things Target!

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Janet V April 28, 2014 at 5:54 am

I love traveling bags and these are beautiful!!

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Christina S. April 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

This would be great to have with all the traveling we do!

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Jojo @ RunFastEatLots April 28, 2014 at 5:56 am

Petunia Pickle Bottom is such a cute, unique name!

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Becca April 28, 2014 at 5:58 am

Love that patter, so fun!

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Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner April 28, 2014 at 5:58 am

The weekender bag is so bright & cheerful!

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Dana April 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

you’re getting so close-how exciting!

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Nicole April 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

What an adorable bag! That would come in handy as my hospital bag in November!

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tiffany April 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

could def use bags like these for the upcoming year, as i’ll be going to a lot of events where i have to get all dolled up…nee to have my make-up and toiletries with me at all times!

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Linda April 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

My iphone case is the same pattern. Super cute!

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Nicole April 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

I’m due in November with my first, and found your lists SO helpful! Those travel bags would be an awesome addition to my own hospital bag :)

I also loved your post on cloth diapers…I also plan on using cloth dipes, so it’s great to see how someone else is prepping for baby!

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Tam April 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

I love Petunia Pickle Bottom.

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Angela April 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

Those cases are so cute. It looks you are all set to go with baby! Best wishes to you and Adam!

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Julie April 28, 2014 at 6:02 am

Such a cute train case and powder room case set! Would love to have them.

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Toni April 28, 2014 at 6:03 am

I would love to win this for when I go into labor in August!

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Keri April 28, 2014 at 6:03 am

Fabulous bag!! You are well prepared :)

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Lindsay L April 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

Love the print!

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Amy April 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

love the bag

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Whitney April 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

So exciting to see you prepare for your little man!!

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Sarah April 28, 2014 at 6:06 am

Good list – you look ready!

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Naomi April 28, 2014 at 6:06 am

love it!

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Victoria April 28, 2014 at 6:07 am

Best of luck!!

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Allison April 28, 2014 at 6:07 am

The bag is so cute!

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Marie April 28, 2014 at 6:08 am

Love the bag! You look ready to go!!

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Kelly L April 28, 2014 at 6:09 am

I’m due in August and was just talking to my husband about what I needed for my hospital bag. This definitely helped tremendously!

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christina April 28, 2014 at 6:09 am

Love the Gap beanies! They were a gift and we use them all the time.

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Sarah H.P. April 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

Love the travel case!

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

I love the weekender bag! Fabric patten is so cheerful!

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Mari April 28, 2014 at 6:11 am

Love that bag! Good luck with little Baby Beaugh! I (shockingly) loved my labor experience — 26.5 hours of unmedicated labor can make a lady feel awfully powerful. :)

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Kelsey April 28, 2014 at 6:12 am

So fun! I am curious about that spray you put on your pillow! Sounds lovely!

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Marcie April 28, 2014 at 6:12 am

Awesome post

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 6:12 am

I’m loving these posts! We just recently found out we’re pregnant and I’m diligently taking notes!

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Becca April 28, 2014 at 6:15 am

love the bags! Good luck!

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Meg April 28, 2014 at 6:17 am

Love the bags! Sending prayers for all!

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Stephanie Abbott April 28, 2014 at 6:17 am

I love diaper bags! So pretty!

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Karla April 28, 2014 at 6:17 am

This is so cute! I just love reading about your journey!

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Lexie April 28, 2014 at 6:19 am

love these ideas for all my expectant friends!

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Tara April 28, 2014 at 6:19 am

I’m sending this link to all my pregnant friends!!!! And then saving it for myself one day. Congrats!

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Nikki April 28, 2014 at 6:19 am

I love this cute AND totally functional travel gear!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 6:20 am

Great list! I didn’t bring my hoppy to the hospital with baby number 1 and will definitely do so with my second who is due in October

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Emily S April 28, 2014 at 6:21 am

Looks like you have done your research! I wasn’t nearly as prepared as you and wound up having to stay in the hospital for a week with my son.

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Charlotte C April 28, 2014 at 6:21 am

What a great post!!! I am 6.5 months pregnant and was thinking about starting my hospital bag! So excited for you!

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Kristin April 28, 2014 at 6:22 am

I brought the same nightgown and robe when I had my baby in February

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Nicole April 28, 2014 at 6:23 am

I’ve been looking for a bag just like this… I may have to purchase even if I don’t win!

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Jennie April 28, 2014 at 6:24 am

Hello! Just a couple more tips on the items you already have… 1.) I covered my boppy with pillowcases for the hospital stay so that my actual cover was nice and clean when I got home. 2.) Nipple sheilds can be a lifesaver! 3.) I love your baby book – my sweet pea has the exact same one! I had it open and available when the nurse did her official footprints on the day she was born so she stamped the page in the book at the same time. Reading all of your posts is making me extra excited for round two this October! :) Best of luck, enjoy that sweet babe.

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Maureen April 28, 2014 at 6:25 am

I’ve heard AMAZING things about Petunia Pickle Bottom… I’ll be packing my own hospital bag in a few short months and would love to have their travel cases for myself!

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Dana April 28, 2014 at 6:25 am

Love these bags!! Love how organized you are! You inspire me! :)

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Tressa April 28, 2014 at 6:26 am

Good luck Jenna! Also live the bag!

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Kelly April 28, 2014 at 6:27 am

What a fun post! I am glad you only paid $5 for the slippers because there is a good chance you will be trashing them if you wear them during labor :-)

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 6:27 am

Very cute weekender bag, I love the print!

This is a great list! I’ve book marked it for when I will need it. Love that baby book :)

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Stephanie April 28, 2014 at 6:29 am

Great giveaway! So excited for you and your new little arrival! Best wishes!

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Chelsea April 28, 2014 at 6:30 am

This is such an awesome giveaway- great bags are a must and mine are not-so-great right now.

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jodi April 28, 2014 at 6:31 am

how exciting! it’s getting so clooooose!!!!! next month at this time….two months from now….so many wonderful changes ahead of you!!

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 6:31 am

This is very helpful. I am 5 months pregnant and have just started thinking about all of this!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 6:31 am

Love the bags!

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 6:33 am

Thanks for the great giveaway! Looks like a great list. I actually packed a nursing nightgown as well, because after Baby is born, unfortunately, there are a lot of checks down there. Best wishes to you and your family!

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 6:33 am

Looks good to me! As far as the nipple shield goes, I needed one with my first and they had them on hand in the hospital- and let me try out a few sizes. And I kept them all :)

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Emily B April 28, 2014 at 6:35 am

love the bag!

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Meredith April 28, 2014 at 6:35 am

I love the bag! Such a pretty print!

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Cindy @theflippingcouple April 28, 2014 at 6:36 am

What a great packing list! I love the idea of bringing your own soap.

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ELizabeth holder April 28, 2014 at 6:36 am

Good luck and great giveaway

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Sarah April 28, 2014 at 6:36 am

Never thought about the lip balm. Love the bags! So cute. I love all of Target’s stuff as well. My husband dreads when we go because the closest one is over an hour away and he has to drag me out.

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Natalia April 28, 2014 at 6:37 am

Good luck! I’m 30 weeks and can’t wait to get our bags packed!

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Vanessa April 28, 2014 at 6:38 am

Love that bag, so cheerful!

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Lynn P April 28, 2014 at 6:38 am

Love the bags!

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Sara April 28, 2014 at 6:38 am

Looks like you’re all set! Best wishes for you! Can’t wait to see pics!

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AJ April 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

Those are beautiful! So many uses.

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

That weekender bag is such a great size! And I love the print on the train case!

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Alyssa Johnson April 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

I LOVE all of your pregnancy posts, wonderful tips. I am only 10 weeks along, so I have saved lots of them for future reference. Thank you!!

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AlisonJ April 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

I’ll keep this list for when I am packing my bag this Summer!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

This looks like a great list. Don’t forget shampoo and shower stuff!

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Robin April 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

How fun! I love seeing the hospital bag items!

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Jessica April 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

I’d love to win these. I’ve been looking for a good toiletry bag recently!

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Janna April 28, 2014 at 6:44 am

Love this!

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Annie April 28, 2014 at 6:45 am

I’m just a week behind you and I have a list for my hospital bag, but have not packed it yet… this would be perfect!

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Cindy April 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

What a great bag! Best of wishes!

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

I’m in need of new, cute toiletry bag.

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Sue April 28, 2014 at 6:47 am

Cute bags. Hope you have a wonderful birth experience.

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 6:47 am

You are getting closer, my sister installed the car sear and packed her bag and went into labor two weeks early. Best of luck! Enjoy each moment of the birthing experience.

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Meghan Fryer April 28, 2014 at 6:47 am

I am due May 4th and while this prob wouldn’t get to me in time, I LOVE it! Would be great for any traveling in the future!

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Jaclyn April 28, 2014 at 6:48 am

So cute!

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laura April 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

Due in September with first! This is very helpful! thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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Clizia April 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

Good luck Jenna!

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Monica April 28, 2014 at 7:31 am

Love it! Best of luck!!

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Tara April 28, 2014 at 6:50 am

Expecting in October. I would love this for my hospital stay.

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HilJo April 28, 2014 at 6:50 am

Awww you seem very prepared :) I’m so happy for you!

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Sarah @ Absolutely Ridiculous April 28, 2014 at 6:50 am

I am so obsessed with all things petunia Petunia Pickle Bottom right now! It will be the FIRST thing on my registry!!

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AJCortes-Martin April 28, 2014 at 6:50 am

Thinking of you Jenna in your up coming adventures! It all sounds so exciting. These bags are gorgeous!

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Laura-Ashley April 28, 2014 at 6:51 am

Beautiful bag!! Definitely pinning this post to use in the future. Great packing list! Also, where do you get your rose water spray?

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jenna April 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

Whole Foods :)

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Laurel April 28, 2014 at 6:52 am

I’m in need of a new toiletries bag and this would be perfect! Many blessings to you as you make the final preparations over these next few weeks to meet your little baby boy!

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Kristen April 28, 2014 at 6:52 am

What a cute bag!

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Elizabeth April 28, 2014 at 6:52 am

Thanks for posting this. Very helpful, and it inspired me to start my own packing list!

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erica April 28, 2014 at 6:52 am

thank you for posting this list! I am 8 weeks away from my due date and my husband and I have been packing the hospital bag, so this has been great for adding things i never would of though of.

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 6:52 am

Highly recommend hydrogel pads for sore nipples. And a nursing bra (I like the sleep bras from Target.)
Just had my second boy 2 weeks ago today!
Love the ppb bag!

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Lauren April 28, 2014 at 6:53 am

Loved this post! And the bag is so cute!

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Stephanie April 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

Adorable weekend bag! Wishing you an easy and quick delivery!

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Bryn April 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

I am four weeks behind you and am just starting to pull together my hospital bag, so I’m loving this info!

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Angie April 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

So cute!

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Mary April 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

I love that bag! But I don’t see that colour on the website anymore. :( I’m having our baby next week, and have to completely change or packed bag. I was ready for a 4-hour stay at the birthing center after a natural birth, but now will be having a c section with a multi-day hospital stay.

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colleen April 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

Not pregnant here – but picking up one of those sweet robes and some VS boyfriend pants, thanks! I really loved having pillow spray to relax, and the snack bag is genius – you don’t know if the kitchen will be closed at the hospital – but I’d also add some music or DVDs for long labor, if your hypnobirthing tapes won’t take you through.

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking April 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

You are as ready as you are gunna be! i looooved those little Gap zip up sleepers for my little guy!

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Megan April 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

I love PPB!

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Kelly April 28, 2014 at 7:02 am

Wishing you the best – you seem ready for anything!

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Lynn H. April 28, 2014 at 7:07 am

Congrats! Love the bags — perfect!

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 7:08 am

What an adorable bag. Thanks for the great information!

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jessica m j April 28, 2014 at 7:09 am

I have been reading since 2007 or 2008 and it’s so fun to follow all of your exciting moments!

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Becky Cox April 28, 2014 at 7:09 am

I’ve been wanting to try out these bags. They look adorable. Best wishes to you and your new family.

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Susan @momswimbikerun April 28, 2014 at 7:09 am

Best of luck to you with your delivery!

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Rosa April 28, 2014 at 7:09 am

Good luck Jenna! You’re going to be such a wonderful mother. This is a lucky little boy :)

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Jen April 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

So exciting, and love the bags!

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Brandy April 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

I just had my first in January and I was so glad I packed snacks (and also underwear I didn’t mind getting ruined!)
Loved your diaper post too – I am having great success with cloth diapers!

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Lisa April 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

Those are super cute! Sending you good wishes for your little one’s birth!

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Caitlin April 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

This is perfect timing. I’m 36 weeks and just starting to get my bag packed now!

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Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac April 28, 2014 at 7:12 am

I still have an old Roxy bag from like 7th grade that I keep my toiletries in… would love an upgraded version!

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Lindsay Parker April 28, 2014 at 7:12 am

I love all your bags! So cute.

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Megan April 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

I am having my first baby, also a boy, at the end of May! This would be awesome for packing my bag :) Good luck to you!

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Alyssa H. April 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

Love the bags! Best of luck to you for you delivery, and your journey into parenthood!

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Diane April 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

This brings back memories of trying to pack my bag (my baby is almost 5 months old now). Looks like you’ve got it covered. One thing I wished I had brought more of were big roomy underwear and baggy sweats/pajama pants (that you don’t mind getting a little messy). Those first few hours and days are truly amazing. Excited for you!

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Jessica April 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

Definitely bookmarking this for my birth!

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Pamela April 28, 2014 at 7:15 am

Pretty bags! Bring your own pillows – you can never have enough and the hospital ones aren’t so comfy. Use bright/colored pillow cases so nobody mistakes them for hospital pillows :)

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Lori May 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Yes, bring a couple pillows!

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mrsblocko April 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

Someone mentioned being careful about your socks. I second that. Wear the hospital socks with the grippy bottoms, esp if they have you walking around during labor. The last thing you want to think about is traction when you’re having a contraction!

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Stacy April 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

Love this! My son was born almost seven months ago and I see many familiar items that I packed!

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Hyedi April 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

I just discovered Petunia Pickle Bottom bags and am obsessed! These cases would definitely help organize all of my random toiletries!

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Melissa a April 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

I love that you packed your own hand soap. It seems like a nice touch to add some luxery to the experience. Best wishes for a safe and smooth delivery.

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Rebecca April 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

Love it! Due in July and would love to bring these cute bags along with ;)

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Amelia April 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

Looks like you are well prepared! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tia April 28, 2014 at 7:17 am

SO excited for you guy’s to welcome your first new family member! Such a huge huge blessing! Anxiously awaiting the arrival!

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Beth Picciano April 28, 2014 at 7:18 am

I am due in 7 weeks with my second and this would be perfect for the hospital stay!

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Erika April 28, 2014 at 7:18 am

I’ve been looking for a new toiletries/make-up bag for forever. These are so cute!

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Nikki April 28, 2014 at 7:20 am

Great list! I wish these suggestions had been around 7 years ago! I was such an amateur ;)

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Alex April 28, 2014 at 7:20 am

I’m looking for a good weekender bag! Thanks for the info!

I was surrounded by babies at a young married womens retreat this weekend (outnumbered, actually), and all this is such a reminder that everything you need to know about pregnancy/kids is just another world! So glad i’m not the first in my circle!

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Kelli April 28, 2014 at 7:21 am

Love PPB!

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Kristin April 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

What cute bags! I would love to win, thanks Jenna!

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Alyssa April 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

What a great bag! I’m due in July and this would be awesome for the hospital and future getaways (will I still get those?!). Thanks for the packing list – yours is similar to what I had in mind and I’ll have to come back to this when I’m putting our bags together!

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Jen April 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

Thank you for sharing all this great information! I love your trimester picks.

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Kelsey M. April 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

Good luck, Jenna! These bags are so cute!

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bySarahT April 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

Thanks for posting what’s in your bag! I’m due in June so am also busy researching what to pack. :)

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Alexandra April 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

I’m due in early June with our first girl and I would love this! :) Thanks also for this post – I should probably start thinking about packing a bag in the next few weeks.

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Kelly M April 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

Great list! I have that baby book and love it!

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Pam April 28, 2014 at 7:27 am

I love the stitched print its so classy!

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Alycia April 28, 2014 at 7:27 am

I would *highly* recommend bringing your pillow from home and some flip flops! They are good for pacing during contractions! Good luck, you will do amazing!

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kelly April 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

Good list! Much better to bring more than you’ll use than want something you didn’t pack!

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Stacey April 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

Thanks for filling us in.. It’s still a bit early for me to pack a bag, but I’ll be sure to tuck these tips away for a day soon to come

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Kara April 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

What gorgeous bags and thank you for the link to the Target nightgowns – I am planning to buy some of these for the upcoming hot summer months! The essential oils are such a great item for your bag, too. I can’t live without Lavender these days. Good luck!

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Karen Sue April 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck with the delivery – how exciting!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 7:30 am

I love all of your items! I’m due May 6 and will definitely be bringing most of the same items. I think I may have to order some of those nursing pads those, those look great!

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lisa April 28, 2014 at 7:31 am

Absolutely love Petunia Pickle Bottom! I don’t own any of it, but I love it. Looks like you’ve got all the right things packed! Love some good socks and PJ pants ;)

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Sarah April 28, 2014 at 7:32 am

Love the travel cases. They look like are just the right size.

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Amber April 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

I am dur with my first child this fall, and its great to see what other people include in their hospital bags!

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Valerie April 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

I am planning on going away with my girl friends to celebrate my 40th birthday in August and these would be perfect to travel with me!

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Trista April 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

Loving all of your hospital bag essentials!! Great advice!

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Chelsea Shors April 28, 2014 at 7:34 am

Those cute little bags would be great for traveling, or in my case, everyday use!

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

I’m having baby #5 in July and definitely need a new bag to pack for our hospital stay!

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Catherine VW April 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

Love these bags!

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

I am not pregnant, however I love to travel and am always on the lookout for great toiletries bags! These look perfect!!

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

Congratulations Jenna! What an exciting time!

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Kerry April 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

FYI – They usually give little samples of the lanolin at the hospital. The size is so convenient to have many lying around your house when you are home. Don’t leave the hospital without snagging a few!

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Julie Turner April 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

Love this list!

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Shannon April 28, 2014 at 7:36 am

Love all the items. Congrats.

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Tricia April 28, 2014 at 7:36 am

All great suggestions!

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Becki @ Bites 'n Brews April 28, 2014 at 7:36 am

I can’t believe how close you are to meeting your little boy! So exciting!

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Jess April 28, 2014 at 7:38 am

My dear cousin is expecting a baby in July. This giveaway would be an amazing gift for her hospital stay!

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Dana April 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

So close to baby being here! How exciting!

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Wendy April 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

Some comforts of home will serve you well at the hospital!

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Christine April 28, 2014 at 7:42 am

You are ready! Very excited for you!!!

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Becky C. April 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

What a cute bag!

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staci April 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

I’m currently 5 months pregnant and am excited to see this post it gives me some great ideas on what I need to start gathering to pack. Thanks!!!

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Lisa April 28, 2014 at 7:44 am

I love this brand!

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Jen April 28, 2014 at 7:45 am

I totally did the fragrant hand soap thing when I had my daughter! I am very sensitive to smells and there is nothing worse than that awful harsh hospital hand soap. Actually your whole packing list is very familiar to what I did! You’re going to be amazing.

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Stacey I April 28, 2014 at 7:46 am

Love the pattern!

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Beth April 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

Good luck! Can’t wait to see blog pics of the little one!

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Sarah April 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

Petunia picklebottom…. oh my dream baby bag :)

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Christina April 28, 2014 at 7:48 am

I totally over-packed for the hospital, but you just never know what you will want or need. My best advice for successful breastfeeding is to nurse as early and as frequently as possible. You will do wonderfully!

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cecile April 28, 2014 at 7:48 am

Good luck, Jenna! I love the travel case!

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Lauren L. April 28, 2014 at 7:48 am

You seem very prepapred! These little bags are adorable :)

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pamela April 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

Loved my PPB diaper bag when my twins were little – I’m sure their other bags are just as fabulous!

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Jenny April 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

Love the cute print on the bags! Looks like you’re all set to go!

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Michelle Gilbert April 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

I would love to win these for my hospital bag! I’m due in June!

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Stephanie April 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

So adorable!!

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melissa April 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

That is the same print as my diaper bag – its so cute! I love petunia pickle bottom! Looks like you’re all ready – can’t wait to meet your little one!

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april April 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

Great! :)

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Andrea April 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

my cousin and i have loved following your blog during your pregnancy! we wish you and adam the best of luck!

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Marie April 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

That bag is so pretty!

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jen April 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

Love the bag! I’m 18 weeks now.

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Kacey April 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

Very Cute!

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Rebecca April 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

Looks like you’re all set! Congrats! Great giveaway! Could so use this cute bag!

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jillian April 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

fun post! I’m excited for you guys!

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Kristina April 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

Such great ideas! I have a few months (about 6) left to go, but I’m a planner so I love, love, love seeing what other moms-to-be pack!

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Kim April 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

Wishing you all the best as you welcome your new baby into the world! It is the most amazing experience ever!!!

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amy April 28, 2014 at 7:52 am

best of luck Jenna and Adam!

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Nicole April 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

This looks pretty close to what I actually used. I so use the boppy at home but just used a pillow at the hospital so I won’t take that second time around probably. Good luck!

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kat April 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

cool!

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Kendall April 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

Looks like you are very prepared! LOVE the petunia pickle bottom bags! Super cute!

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Lyndsey April 28, 2014 at 7:55 am

Weeeee! I love Ruthie! The both of you are giving me MEGA baby fever! Getting hitched in October… :) Congrats~ you will be great!

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Adriana L April 28, 2014 at 7:55 am

Such a cute bag – for baby and after :)

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Shannon April 28, 2014 at 7:56 am

I just discovered target intimates, nightgowns and the like- loving their collection too!

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Lindsay April 28, 2014 at 7:57 am

Good luck on your delivery! What an exciting time!

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Rosalie April 28, 2014 at 7:57 am

Don’t forget to throw in some energy bars and electrolyte drinks!

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Amber April 28, 2014 at 7:58 am

Comfort is key the first days after birth. I’m due with my 4th in September and will have 2 in diapers so a bigger diaper bag would be great to win. I hope all goes smooth for you. It always takes me a while to wrap my head around that I had a baby after delivery. It’s kinda weird.

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

Love that weekender bag! Super jealous!

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Shannon April 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

love love the bag!!!

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Kristen April 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

Those bags are super cute!!

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Maura F. April 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

This is so helpful! I am expecting my first in Oct. and am already overwhelmed by everything to plan so having a checklist of what to pack is a lifesaver! And those PPB cases are super cute!

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Ella April 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

These bags look great!

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Ali April 28, 2014 at 8:01 am

This is lovely! Wishing you the best in the next few weeks:)

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dorcas April 28, 2014 at 8:01 am

lovely giveaway!

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Christine April 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

I also brought my own pillow to the hospital — I think it helps a lot!

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Christine Y April 28, 2014 at 8:03 am

Good luck — you seem well prepared!

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Stacy B April 28, 2014 at 8:08 am

Great list of things to bring to the hospital! I’m pregnant with number two (due in Sept) and these beautiful bags would be great to take along when it is time for her birth.

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Karen April 28, 2014 at 8:09 am

Wishing you the best of luck!

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Brittany B April 28, 2014 at 8:09 am

I have heard great things about these bags – would love to own one!

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Jen April 28, 2014 at 8:10 am

It looks like you are ready now! Good luck with everything, wishing you a smooth labor and delivery and a healthy baby boy!

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Becky B April 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

Best of luck!

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Jen April 28, 2014 at 8:12 am

So exciting! Thanks for sharing!

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Sara W. April 28, 2014 at 8:12 am

This is a great post! We’re due in October – I’m already thinking about the hospital bag ;).

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

Great ideas! Love the idea of own soap and all the scents you are bringing. I work in a hospital and making it smell like home will make things so much more comfortable.

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Abby April 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

So so excited for you guys!

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Corey April 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

Good luck to you Jenna!

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Beth April 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

Love it!

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Michelle April 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

Love the bag!

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Angela April 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

What an exciting time! The baby book idea is great…I didn’t think to bring one when my son was born.

Great bags!

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

Exciting! I am in the market for some cute baby gear toting accessories :)

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Jennie April 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

Good luck Jenna! :)

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

Best wishes to you!

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Katy April 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

You will totally appreciate the hand soap! I wish I had taken my own soaps and shampoo to the hospital when I had my son.

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amanda April 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

Good luck good luck!!

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Amanda B April 28, 2014 at 8:19 am

Super cute bags!!

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Kara April 28, 2014 at 8:19 am

Great idea for all the comfy items – I’m sure those are exactly what you’ll want in the first few days! :) Good luck and congrats!

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Audrey April 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

Super cute!

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Jenny April 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

Thanks for posting! I have to pack my bag soon :)

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 8:23 am

Love this list! Wish I had seen it before I had my baby!

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Kay April 28, 2014 at 8:23 am

Their bags are super cute! And thanks for sharing what you’re filling yours up with!

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Cathy April 28, 2014 at 8:23 am

Adorable!!!!

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Daniela C. April 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

Cute bags !

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

Would love these!

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Leigh April 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

You seem ready to go. Good luck!

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angela April 28, 2014 at 8:26 am

PPB’s soft blankets are the best! My 5 year old still sleeps with it and she has 4 of them! I always buy them during their yearly sale. Your baby needs it!

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Daniela C. April 28, 2014 at 8:26 am

Cute Bags !!

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Kristin April 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

Very cute bag and super helpful list!

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Sarah W April 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

Very excited for you guys!! Bookmarking this for my future pregnant self.

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cassie April 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

best of luck!

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Lauren M April 28, 2014 at 8:28 am

Sounds like you’re ready!

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 8:28 am

Thanks for sharing! Many blessings for your upcoming birth day. I’m due in Oct and have been reading up on your baby posts :)

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Angie M. April 28, 2014 at 8:28 am

You look like you’re all set. Excited for you guys!

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K April 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

Love your ideas of what to pack!

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Sarah C. April 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

Wow I love those bags! I’m totally getting myself that cute orange flowered one! Good luck in labor and in those first exhausting and exhilarating days of motherhood!

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Lori April 28, 2014 at 8:32 am

Good luck!

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Tara April 28, 2014 at 8:32 am

Wow, it looks like you’ve thought of everything! Always best over prepared than under! I hope everything goes smoothly.

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Kendra H April 28, 2014 at 8:33 am

I am due in November and this is a great list! I would love love the PPB bags. They are perfect for the hospital and also of traveling after baby!!

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Michelle April 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

You’re so well prepared! I hope everything goes well and I’m sure all of us readers cannot wait to see the newest addition to your lovely family!

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Kelli April 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

Thank you ! Best of luck !!

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Corinne April 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

Looks like you’re all set! Good luck!

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Liz April 28, 2014 at 8:36 am

Love the travel train case! My hard sided train case isn’t good for travel. I also love the subtle print. Some (cough, VB, cough) are too busy for me.

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Kristin April 28, 2014 at 8:36 am

What an exciting time for you!! I’m expecting baby #2 in October so I’ve been enjoying all of your pregnancy posts :)

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marie April 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

I hope your birth goes smoothly, your baby is healthy, and that he is a good eater and sleeper!

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Joy April 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

those bags are so cute!

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Whitney S. April 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

You’ve got your bases covered! Hubby and I brought a a little box of wine for our post-labor celebratory dinner! Which the hospital forgot to bring us. Cold cut sandwiches just weren’t the same as a steak!

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Lisa Zawacki April 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

Great list Jenna. You are more than prepared for your little one to arrive!

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Maryz April 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

Love this bag! Great idea of taking the soap…I wish I would have thought of that for my husband when he was in the hospital last year!

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Nadine April 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

Thanks for introducing me to this cute line! Looks like all you need now is the reason to use your filled up bags :)

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Chelsea April 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

That bag looks great! Good luck with your delivery and hope everything goes smoothly.

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Sarah April 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

Jenna if I can add to your bag, bring a big reuseable water bottle. The cups at the hospital are sooooo small and you will be super thirsty during labor and after. Bring one for Adam too. This way you don’t need to have him get up every hour to get more water.

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Bryony @ Bryony Cooks April 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

Congratulations and good luck, Jenna!

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Sara April 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

Looks like you are well prepared! Good luck!

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Lynn Frydrych April 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

I would love this!

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Ali April 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

Congrats – I’m so excited for you!

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Erika April 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

I love how prepared you are as it will help you enjoy the moments coming up versus stressing about what you need or don’t have. Very excited for you (and of course excited for the giveaway :))

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Maureen April 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

That bag is so cute! Love it.

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 8:45 am

13 weeks pregnant, so I could totally use this for the same purpose in the future! :)

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Hope April 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

So cute!!!

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Cecilia April 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

I hope your delivery goes smoothly. Looks like you are very prepared. Congratulations! And thank you for the giveaway.

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Mary April 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

I might have to get one of those weekender bags – I’ve been looking for a more mature travel companion than my old duffle bag. Lovely stuff!

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Liz April 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

I love lists like this! So interesting to see what different people pack :)

Great giveaway, I am obsessed with buying cosmetic cases. It’s hard to stop myself when I find a cute one on sale at Target. Love the print of this one!

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Lauren April 28, 2014 at 8:49 am

This would be perfect for me to take to the hospital in the few weeks for the arrival of my baby girl!!!!!!!!!!

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Natalie p. April 28, 2014 at 8:50 am

Cute bags!

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Dina April 28, 2014 at 8:50 am

Love the bag!

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LisaWS April 28, 2014 at 8:50 am

So exciting, good luck!

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Jamie April 28, 2014 at 8:51 am

Very exciting! I agree on the makeup! I brought it and definitely used it. It was nice to feel like myself in the hospital :). Definitely not something you need to bring to the hospital, but in addition to Lanolin cream, I loved the Motherlove nipple cream! It was slightly smoother than lanolin so it went on a bit easier (but both are great). Congrats!

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

Always good to be over prepared. I think I ended up only using a couple things I packed, the hospital has most everything else. I was really happy to have packed some FRIENDS DVDs to enjoy during labor. Also, I second bringing some snacks/drinks if your hospital doesn’t have a snack room for parents (my husband frequented the free snack room a lot between meals!) Nipple shields saved my sanity and helped my daughter breastfeed like a champ the first month and weaned off it smoothly. Even if you were completely unprepared when you have your little guy, you’ll be so in love you won’t care. :)

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

I love all the research and thought you’ve put into this, every step of the way. While I don’t have any littles yet, this information is sure to come in handy when I do!

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Carrie April 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

Best wishes for a smooth and safe delivery of your baby boy!

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Kay @ goaloflosing.com April 28, 2014 at 8:53 am

What a great post! Thanks for all the information!

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Jennifer P April 28, 2014 at 8:55 am

Love keeping up with you on here Jenna :) I’m so excited for your growing family!!

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Geeni April 28, 2014 at 8:55 am

The bags are very appealing — I think I’d pet the embroidery. ; )

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 8:55 am

Perfect timing! I am packing my hospital bag this week and this gave me some great ideas!

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Kristin L. April 28, 2014 at 8:55 am

OMG, that bag is adorable! I would love it.

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

You seem very well prepared! good luck!

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Barbara April 28, 2014 at 8:58 am

Good luck with your labor! I love the bags – especially the ones that you have! What a great gift!

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Hillary April 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

I’m so excited for you to start adding little ones to your family!

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Tricia April 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

I’m getting so excited for you!!

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Anne Weber-Falk April 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

I’m excited for you and your soon to be new family. My babies are nearly all adults now but I remember when they were new. Breath all of this in because it really does go so fast.

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molly April 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

I am due in a few weeks and the bags would be perfect to take :)

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Jessica April 28, 2014 at 9:07 am

Best of luck! Baby boys are so much fun!

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Katherine Beck April 28, 2014 at 9:07 am

I just sent this post to my sister-in-law. She is about to be a first-time mommy and I wanted to share with her all of this great advice! I would love to win the bag and give it to her!

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emily April 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

After 3 go-rounds I”m done with my days of packing a hospital bag, but those nightgowns look awfully comfy – I might have to buy some for myself!

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Katy April 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

Great list!!

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Christy Spurlock April 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

Good Luck on your upcoming delivery of Baby Beaugh!

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Justine Weissenborn April 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

I love the pattern on the slate grey bag!

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Jenn April 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

Super cute bag!

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Kim P April 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

I love the basil hand soap – wishing you all the best!

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Stardancer April 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

Good luck! I hope you have a safe, swift and enjoyable birth!

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savina April 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

Cute choices! You’re ahead of the game. I was still packing while in labor and my husband was freaking out. But then he didn’t pack anything for himself so tell your hubby to pack a bag!

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Nicole April 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

I am constantly taking short trips for work and the weekender bag would be perfect! (I am on one of those trips as I write this).

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Joelle S April 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

Thanks for some ideas on what to take with!

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Megan S April 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

Thank you so much for these great ideas for the hospital bag!!

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Megan S April 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

Thank you so much for all of these great ideas!!

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Kelsey April 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

It’s so important to be packed and ready to go. Way to go!

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Kati April 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

I remember the excitement of packing the hospital bag. :-) So fun. I bought a new bag just for the occasion! And yes, house shoes to pace the hallways in are a MUST!

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Elizabeth April 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

Good luck with the delivery! Looks like you and baby are both well prepared!

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tonya April 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

Looks like you are all set for the big day! I went into labor 3 weeks early and packed my bag in between contractions because I thought I still had plenty of time! Good luck, you will have a great experience!

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

Even though this will be my second time packing a labor bag, I found this useful! Especially the Target links. Thanks!

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Megan April 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

This is all ADORABLE!

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Carolyn April 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

Great post – and cute bag!

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Jessie April 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

This case looks so perfect for traveling! Really cute, too!

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Kim April 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

Looks like you are ready to go!

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Katelyn April 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

I think I need to start shopping for a weekender bag- I love yours!

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Jennifer G April 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

Those are all GREAT recommendations. I loved having a robe in the hospital, it’s a must!

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Caz April 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

Such a cute bag!

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Diane @ Life of Di. April 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

Thanks for all of the suggestions :) I’m due in November and, although I’m not thinking about packing my bag yet, I will reminder this post for when the time comes!!

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Kristin Goodson April 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

These are stinkin adorable!! Thanks for the chance!

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Sarah b April 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

Looks like you are all set!

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Christina April 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

Love the bag! I would also recommend bringing a hair dryer! I was so glad I had mine.

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erin @hooleywithaz April 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

i am officially using this as my jumping off point for my hospital bag in august. the one being given away would be amazing to pack in!

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Lindsay April 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

I love the print :)

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Kate April 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

Those bags are beautiful! Very smart to bring your own hand soap–hospital toiletries are pretty boring.

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diana April 28, 2014 at 9:43 am

best of luck!

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Lauren April 28, 2014 at 9:44 am

Love those bags! Would love to have one for my little one =)

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Jbt April 28, 2014 at 9:46 am

Use coconut oil instead of lanolin! So much better and added anti microbial benefits.

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alison April 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

I’m loving those bags! So beautiful! Many prayers to you and your growing family during this exciting time!

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vaishali April 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

Very excited for you. Good luck!

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Gia April 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

All the best on delivery day!!

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rachel April 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

Very cute! Would be great for my baby sis who is pregnant. Great items for packing- not too much and not too little. Comfort is key while you’re in the hospital!

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Julie April 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

Good job on planning ahead. I forgot my Boppy and my back ached so much from not having it with me when I was feeding.

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Sara April 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

I have to admit, I am obsessed with little travel bags. I would love to have these – the pattern is so elegant!

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Ashley Smith April 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

Would love those bags!!

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Olivia April 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

Yay love this post! I’m due with a baby boy may 10 and have a lot of the same things in my bag!

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Ali April 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

I think that I packed pyjamas (too small because I assumed that I’d be back to normal size after giving birth – ha!) and a toothbrush to go to the hospital. You are very organized! P.S. I love that weekender bag!

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Sophie April 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

Looks like you are set! Sounds strange but maybe back lip balm? My lips got so chapped for pushing so long!

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Hilary April 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

I love Petunia Pickle Bottom! This is a great giveaway. Thanks!

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Leah S. April 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

Thanks for sharing what’s in your bag! Some great ideas (especially the hand soap and sprays for the pillow!)

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Rita April 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

What a lovely set for all types of travel this summer. I could definately use one. So excited to know your just weeks away from that wonderful bundle of joy.

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jane April 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

you look so well prepared for baby!

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Kate H April 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

Def bookmarking this post for later! I’m expecting my first in October.

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Carrie C. in VA April 28, 2014 at 10:12 am

best wishes as you approach your delivery date!!!

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Laura @ She Eats Well April 28, 2014 at 10:13 am

I love that robe! Also, the bags are too cute. Wishing you all the best in your new journey as a Mama!

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Tracy April 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

Those bags are adorable! Can’t wait to see photos of your sweet baby boy! I have two boys, 15 and 13, and they are my whole world! :)

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Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution April 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

How exciting to be so close to getting to meet your baby! Are you really nervous? My husband and I are currently trying to conceive, I’m very much looking forward to being pregnant, but maybe not so much on the labor. At least you have something absolutely amazing to look forward to after it’s all over!

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Elizabeth April 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

I feel like you may miss this comment, but I’m 37 weeks and would love to know what you’ve packed in your snack bag!! Thanks :)

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Stef April 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

Very cute bags! Good luck!

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Katylin April 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

You look ready for whenever your little man decides to arrive! I would love to have some Petunia Pickle Bottom in my life: )

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Michelle April 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

Packing my hospital bag is on my list of things to do this week! Couldn’t have been better timing! Thanks!!

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Lauren April 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

I like the look of these Petunia bags. I’m obsessed with grey! Sounds like you have a good plan and bags already packed. Not much longer now!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

Very cute!

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Lauren April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

I am expecting my second baby at the end of May and this bag would be great for all the stuff a toddler and a newborn need!

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JennieM April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

Great List! Great bags!

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Eunice April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

Thanks for the tips! I’m due in July and have no idea what to pack in my hospital bag.

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pamc April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

Love those bags..great for the weekend.

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

So cute! I’ve been looking for a perfect replacement makeup bag. Mine is probably over a decade old by now!

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Kayla April 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

Love the blog, as always! Good luck with Baby!

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Lizz Dyer April 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

This list makes labor sound almost relaxing! ;)

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Holly B April 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

The travel bags are perfect for being baby-ready!

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Libbie April 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

That travel set is so cute!

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Adrienne April 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

I have been looking for good quality travel bags, I always buy cheap and they fall apart!

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Danielle April 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

The weekender bag is awesome. I only have suitcases and backpacks for travel. This would be the perfect bag for my short getaways.

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Anne April 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

I love the pattern on your bag!

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Amy April 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

Super cute bag…love it!!

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rebekah April 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

Good Luck with labor and delivery!

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Joanie April 28, 2014 at 10:29 am

Jenna-
One thing someone recommended to me was to bring my own pillowcase. I picked out a new, colorful pillow case and I definitely enjoyed having my own pillowcase with me. It may seem silly but anything to make you more comfortable is a plus. Good luck!

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Julie April 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

All the best to you and Adam for this joyous birth.

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Kate April 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

You look ready to go! Good Luck :)

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Robin April 28, 2014 at 10:32 am

I love their stuff. We have 11mo twins and they even make a bag big enough for all that we need to carry

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jean April 28, 2014 at 10:32 am

lip balm is an absolute must and i love the honest company kind!

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Kim April 28, 2014 at 10:35 am

You are so organized…and I love everything!! I am not pregnant, but my best friend is. I am totally sharing this post with her:)

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Christie April 28, 2014 at 10:35 am

I’ve been looking for a travel toiletry bag FOREVER! So cute!

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jessicaisbaking April 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

Sounds like a great selection for bringing home baby!

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Holly April 28, 2014 at 10:37 am

Even thought I’m not pregnant, you’ve got me sold on the Target robe and nightgown! Loved this post :)

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Kim B April 28, 2014 at 10:39 am

Love that weekender bag! The print is awesome!

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Catherine April 28, 2014 at 10:40 am

Thanks for the post–a few of my friends are due soon, will share these great ideas with them!

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Elizabeth April 28, 2014 at 10:40 am

What a great giveaway! The cases are super pretty :)

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Alison April 28, 2014 at 10:41 am

The bag looks great and very well prepared. I also have a suggestion – cooling gel pads for your nipples. It will make all the difference in breastfeeding and lanolin can promote yeast growth for both you and your little one. They have them at Target. I put the link at the bottom. I used them for my last two kiddos and it was a completely different breastfeeding experience than with my first two. Someone else may have already suggested them. I didn’t read the comments. Sorry if this is a repeat.
http://www.target.com/p/lansinoh-soothies-gel-pads/-/A-12729475#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=gel+pads+for+nursing

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AshleyL April 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Great advice thanks!

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Marie-Sophie April 28, 2014 at 10:42 am

I am almost 15 weeks along and definitely will be coming back to your post for lots of inspiration later on!! And the Petunia Pickle bags (what an sweet name by the way!) look awesome for all kinds of travel – and especially for such an important and exciting journey!! Enjoy the last weeks, Jenna!

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Julie April 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

yay!

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Sarah April 28, 2014 at 10:45 am

This is awesome, I’m due in August and this will be so helpful!

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Aron J. April 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

Love the bag and would be perfect with whatever gender surprises us in Oct. Thanks!

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Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming April 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

so adorable!

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Anne April 28, 2014 at 10:48 am

Thanks for the tips. I’m due with my first in September so this is very helpful!

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Katrina G April 28, 2014 at 10:48 am

Definitely going to pin this list! Hope everything goes smoothly :)

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Leslie @ Life Begins at 30? April 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

Good luck at the hospital!! That travel bag is super cute.

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

Good luck! I have 3 kids (4 and 18 month old twins). I am not having anymore, but I do miss being pregnant.

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Jessica April 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

I nursed my first baby until the day her baby sister was born (26 months) and I’m 4 months in on the new baby. I used a shield with my first because that’s what the hospital gave me. The second time around I am not using one. My piece of advice on that is that even though it helps with the pain, at some point you will stop using it (a hard habit to break, I might add) and you will still experience the pain. Just in case you didn’t know. :)

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

Thanks for the great giveaway! I have the same Baby Book for my daughter and love it!

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Isabel April 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

You are so well prepared! :)

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Shannon April 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

You seem so well-prepared. Love the weekender case. We’re going to a niece’s wedding soon and I could definitely use it.

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Caroline April 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

Best of luck to you!!

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carol April 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

Wishes for a speedy and smooth delivery. Wonderful giveaway – thanks.

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Taryn April 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

I wasn’t familiar with Petunia Pickle Bottom before reading this post, but now I’m poured over their entire website — they’ve got some great stuff!

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Amy April 28, 2014 at 11:06 am

I love love love the bag…would be the perfect hip mommy bag!

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Corinne April 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

What an exciting time for you and your husband! You are far more prepared than I was to go to the hospital my first time around.

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Natalie C April 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

Congratulations! Almost there! Good luck, and cute bag!

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Natalie April 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

LOVE your diaper bag! Best wishes for a wonderful delivery … you are a smart strong woman and you will do great!

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brianne April 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

would love to win! (just like everyone else would haha)

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Joanna April 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

Love the orange color of that bag!

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Marci April 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

You are my inspiration for preparation and even my inspiration for cloth diapers. I can’t wait to use this post for when it’s my time to deliver my baby boy in 3 months. Good luck, you’ll do awesome!

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Ashleigh April 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

Love that print on both bags! Nice and cheery :)

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Katryn April 28, 2014 at 11:18 am

Prayers for a healthy and happy delivery! I’ve been following you for about 5 years (!!) and I’m so thrilled for you!

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Erin W April 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

Great giveaway!

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Megan April 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

I would love a train case to keep all of my toiletries tamed :)

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Christina April 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

What a great list for a hospital bag! I LOVE the weekender bag!

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

That bag is beautiful! Congrats on becoming a new mommy!

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Karla April 28, 2014 at 11:27 am

Don’t forget snacks!!

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Brittney April 28, 2014 at 11:27 am

Looks like a good list! I think I had a lot of the same things on mine. I’m sure you’ve been told this already but definitely take all the stuff you can from the hospital like the baby hats, nose sucker, all the tucks pads/spray/etc… I think we brought an extra bag for the stuff the hospital gives you.

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Kara April 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

I am due May 18, and this post was very helpful as I am packing my hospital bag. :)

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Ashley April 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

I love those bags!! I’m 33 weeks and need to start packing my hospital bag.

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Valerie April 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

Good luck! I hope the experience is everything you hope for.

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Danielle April 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

Looks like you have everything you need! Just an FYI – if you are ever in need of something to cover Baby Beaugh’s hands and can’t find those little mittens you can use socks! The socks stay on really well, too!

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Shoshana April 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

You will be such a great mom, Jenna!!

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Wendy April 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

So excited for you to meet your little one! It is one of the best experiences of you life!!

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Megan April 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

One day past due date…my bag is packed, but I definitely got some ideas of things to add.

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Robie April 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

Love the bag! :) So cute! Best wishes for your family and your future bundle of joy! :)

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Lauren April 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

You seem very prepared! I’m due in May with my first child, too. :)

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Tiffany S April 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

The cutest print on a bag ever! I can’t wait to see pics of the baby.

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Andrea April 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

Such great ideas…I love my PPB Boxy Backpack, especially for traveling:) Oh and another great use for the boppy in the hospital is to sit on. Seriously, relieves things so well!

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Stacey April 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

I am currently pregnant and would love to include in my hospital bag as well!

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Amy April 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

just had a little one cant wait to use the bag!

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Natalie April 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

Those matching toiletry bags are the perfect size and the print is so cute!!

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

Good luck with everything Jenna – looks like you are very well prepared!

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Beka April 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I’m due in October with my first baby, and have been eyeing those Petunia Pickle Bottom bags since I got pregnant! Jenna, your trimester essentials posts have been so helpful for me!

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Alicia Wynn April 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Congratulations! I would love to win any type of Petunia Picklebottom bag!

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I can’t believe you’re even thinking of a giveaway when you’re so close to delivery- :) thank you!!! Can’t wait to hear about everything, love your blog!

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Jess Smith April 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Here’s my list of Unsolicited New Baby Advice (things that I wish someone would have told me before baby #1 & 2!) – http://www.getsnazzy.com/2011/09/baby/ p.s. Peppermint essential oil can decrease milk supply, so use it sparingly. Strange – TMI tip – if you put a drop or two of peppermint oil in the toilet (or on your stomach) it can help you go to the restroom (which they will make you do before you leave) Fennel essential oil can help boost milk supply. Lavender is awesome for so many things! Happy almost baby!

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Lori May 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I birthed at a hospital with a midwife and they did not make me go before I could leave

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Best wishes for labor & delivery!

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Kerri April 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

These are super cute for any travel needs!

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Natalie April 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

That bag is so adorable!

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Jalyn April 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Looks like you’re all prepared! And those bags are awesome!

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Lyndsay April 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm

I will be sharing this link with my sister who is 7 months pregnant so she know whats to pack for the hospital!

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Karla McCommon April 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Due in June with a baby boy!

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Jessica Mason April 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Great list!

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Anneke S April 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Sounds like you are all prepped and ready to go! Exciting times!

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Merideth April 28, 2014 at 12:27 pm

I absolutely love all of the bags you have!! Congrats on everything and I wish you and your family a quick labor and healthy baby!

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Heidi S April 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

So close! Sending prayers your way!

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Erica April 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I’ve been in the market for new cosmetic cases for a while now; these would be perfect!

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Pam K. April 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

What a great company – those bags look fantastic!

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Katherine K April 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Your bag is well-stocked! Just an idea: a favorite book and DVD. I was in labor with my first baby for 20 hours, and found reading one of my old favorites was really comforting in the first stages of labor. I was induced with my second baby, and it helped to have something else to focus on while we killed time at the very beginning. Best of luck!

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Hayley April 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Love the weekender bag and the ppb bags!

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Shannon Fox April 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I’ve got three kids, two boys that are 12 and 8 and a 6 year old girl. Have to say that I’m so jealous of you starting out fresh and new. Such an amazing time! Enjoy and take it all in!

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Sara April 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm

You are so well prepared!! I’ve been rereading your old posts (from like 2009) and it’s so nice to see how you’ve grown, matured… lived! You are such a great person!

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Kristen B April 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I’d love to gift that bag to a friend that is expecting!

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Katy April 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Best of luck! You are going to be such an amazing mom!

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ellen April 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm

love love LOVE the colours in those bags!!
thank you for the chance!

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

I love these bags!! What a great giveaway! For what its worth, my favorite nipple cream was, hands down, Mother’s Love. It saved me the first weeks of breastfeeding!

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beth April 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

I love how prepared you are!! I think this post will really help me plan when I have my baby!! Thanks so much Jenna!! And I hope you have a wonderful experience!

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Kristy April 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Best wishes!!

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Heliana O. April 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Very nice! Would be great for my daughter – in – law who is pregnant (with a boy – due in August). Great list of items for the hospital – thank you for sharing!

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Jaime April 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Oh how exciting! The time is getting near!!!

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Lily April 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I love this print and definitely need a new toiletry case.

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Cindy April 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

You definitely are prepared! Good luck!

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Libbi April 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

good luck to you!

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Melanie April 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Thanks for sharing!! I am due with my first child in October, so will bookmark this for future reference :) Those bags are adorable and I really need a new makeup bag, would love to enter the giveaway!!

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Congrats again on your baby! If you find you are not a huge fan on the nipple cream you use (both my boys would not nurse if I used it even if I wiped it off) I found Natural Nipple Butter by Earth Mama Angel Baby. It is amazing!

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Kelly April 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I love your packed bags! They are almost identical to what I packed for myself and my daughter when she was born almost a year ago (May 24th). I loved having our bags packed and couldn’t wait to use the swaddles for her. The nurses loved that I brought her Aiden and Anais swaddles and reminded me to pull the out for her. Plus they make photos a little cuter!

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Kat April 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

You’re going to get a lot of use of that boppy the first 6 months!!

Hope you have a great labor:)

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Shelly April 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Best of luck in labor! It seems like you are totally ready, now if he would just get on your schedule ;).

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Rebecca April 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Best wishes!

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Such a cute bag!! Positive thoughts and vibes your way!

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Amanda L. April 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Congratulations and good luck!

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Carla April 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I love that you bring scents with you to the hospital.. a simply way to make it seem more homey.

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Nicole K April 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I am due in July! You might want to look into using peppermint essential oil if you are planning on breast feeding. I am an essential oil fan and I read it can decrease your milk production. Just a little FYI!!!

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

This is exactly what I need for my next baby! I agree, that print is lots of fun! :)

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Brittany April 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

You seem well prepared. This makes me excited for you! Good Luck!

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Leah April 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Awesome giveaway!

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Blessings on you and your babe to be!

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Jennifer April 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

So exciting! I’m done having babies but I sure miss so much about being pregnant. Even this prepping for the unknown is so fun! Best of luck to y’all!

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Vicky April 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Wow those are some great ideas. Contrast and good luck!

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Maike April 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Gold luck!

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

You are is prepared! Best of luck!

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Kerrie April 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Good luck!

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Andrea W April 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I would love this set.

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Claire April 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Nice!

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Lorie April 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I am starting to think about my own hospital bag and love your clothing links. I definitely want to be in something comfy and easy to labor in and another for easy breast feeding.

Such a cute bag–I hope I win!!

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Christine Healy April 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Love the bag! Wishing you the best of luck.

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Amber Ward April 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Due in two weeks and would love this!

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Pam V. April 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Praying for a safe and speedy labor and delivery!!

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Becky April 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

I travel a lot for work, so this bag would be perfect!

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efd April 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Those bags look great!

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Avery @ Young Aspirations April 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

I’ve got a lot of these same things in my own hospital bag! Would love to win this bag to use for toiletries! Only 2 weeks and counting :) Have enjoyed keeping up with your pregnancy and looking forward to “meeting” your little one!

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Marin April 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

It looks like you are more than set! Best wishes. I birthed at home with my two and didn’t pack any special bags. The My Breast Friend pillow is also helpful and those swaddle blankets are the best.

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Diane April 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

My cousin recommended the Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag, so I of course registered for it! :-) It would be nice to have a bathroom travel case for my hospital bag! I think I need to look into packing mine here shortly!

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Kaitlin April 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I’m due in August so will definitely be pinning this for suggestions for my bag!

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SaraMarie April 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Exciting times! And cute travel bags! These are something I need :-)

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Julie April 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Love the bags — cute print!

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sarah April 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

good luck!!! love all the items, so prepared!

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Jenn April 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

That is the most adorable bag! Would be perfect for trips or on the plane!
You look great, btw! So close!!

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Wehaf April 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

You are so well-prepared!

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Valerie April 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I wish I would have paid more attention to the clothes I packed to wear while in the hospital – I didn’t factor in the large number of visitors we ended up with and wish I would have thrown in a few things that were comfortable but still a little bit cute! Although, let’s be real – they aren’t there to see the new mom, they are only there to see the adorable baby! :-P Good luck!

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Rosalie April 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

That orange bag is so cute! I’ve been reading your blog for ages and I’m super happy for you and your guy and guy-to-be.

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Jenni April 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm

What a great bag! I love it!

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Marissa April 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Best wishes to all of you! I can’t believe you fit so much in that bag!

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Meeble Feeble April 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

wow those look like they can hold everything, like a mary poppins bag!

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Sarah K. April 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Highly recommend not packing too much – I hardly used any of it!

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StacyM April 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Best wishes for you! What a great bag!

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Sarah April 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Cute bag!

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Kelley April 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

You are so prepared! I love everything about this post; you’re so detailed and have everything so well thought out. I absolutely love the Petunia Pickle Bottom Weekender Bag. The print is gorgeous and love how much storage these bags have.

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Gina April 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Definitely bookmarking this post for closer to my due date!

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Aly April 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm

What an exciting time! All the best.

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anna April 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Was just googling about what to pack the other day. I’m due in a little over 4 weeks, so I can’t get all this stuff off my mind!!

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Laura R April 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

I just had a baby 10 days ago, would love to be able to use these great items. Blessings Jenna on the end of your pregnancy and labor!

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Makenna April 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Love that print and color! So cute!

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Alisha April 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Love those ideas.

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Coco April 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I would love to give this to my best friend who is expecting her first baby in July!

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michele April 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

The weekender is sooo cute!

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Becky April 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Yay good luck! You look so prepared!

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Ashley April 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Love this outline of items, I know it’ll be helpful when packing MY bag. :) The soap idea is genius!

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jen h April 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Only thing I’d add is a blanket or throw from home. I brought one with me for my first and plan to do so with my second. It was something familiar and nice to snuggle under with your new little one. Much better than the hospital bedding.

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Sissy flynn April 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I love your oh so practical and pretty tips!! Hope all goes so well with your delivery!

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Megan April 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I love that weekender bag! Looks like the perfect size.
Your hospital bag sounds well prepared, I brought a lot of similar stuff (and actually didn’t touch half of it, the time in the hospital flew by, but was happy and calm knowing I had it!)

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Brynn April 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I am 18 weeks pregnant and have LOVED all of your posts and updates. There is so much to learn, it is so nice to have recommendations and suggestions from other mommas-to-be!

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Alex April 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Good luck!

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Ryan LeBlanc April 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

These look perfect for travel!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Saving this for a few months from now:-)

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Good luck!

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Janet April 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm

I’m going on a week long trip this summer, back home, for my 30th high school reunion. How sweet would the bags be for my trip!

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Neena April 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Wishing you a safe delivery and much joy!

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Christine T April 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Good luck with everything! :-)

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Elle April 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm

My best friend is pregnant with twins, and she’s going to LOVE this blog post :)

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Amanda Griffin April 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Looks like you have some great things there! I would take a sweater as well just in case the weather changes while you’re there, or it’s cold in your room!

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Amina April 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Great post! I’m expecting but not due until the fall but you have some great ideas, especially going home clothes for yourself. I didn’t even think of that with my last one and I ended up wearing what I came in, yuck! Good luck with your delivery.

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Sarah G April 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

How exciting! The bags are adorable!

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Caroline April 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Looks great!

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Chelsea April 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Great post, planning on pinning this one for future reference :) Love the diaper bag! Enjoy your next few weeks as a fam of two! :)

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I hope everything goes as planned!

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Such an exciting time!

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Tiffany April 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Looks like you are ready!! Excited for you!

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Amanda C April 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Hope everything goes well for you! Can’t wait to meet the little guy!

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Kasondra April 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm

reading your pregnancy posts gets me more excited and optimistic about my own pregnancy. Initially I was due about a week before you. however, we’ve had 2 miscarriages and im now 11 weeks pregnant (a third time). im having a really hard time staying positivie because i feel like it could be taken away at any minute.
It makes me so happy to see everything you are doing and how excited you are to welcome your litle guy! It makes me really happy too!

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Jess April 29, 2014 at 10:40 am

Kasondra,

I had two miscarriages before having my son, so I can relate to how you’re feeling. I have my fingers crossed that the third time will be a charm for you, too!

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Marissa April 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

These are such great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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Paige April 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

About to have baby #2 and would love to have this adorable weekend bag to bring to the hospital!

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Hilary April 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I will be having my first baby in October and have loved reading your pregnancy posts! Would be really happy to win :)

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Erin m. April 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Good luck on your delivery!

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Sara April 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

So cute! Many wishes for a speedy delivery when the big day comes!

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Allison April 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Congratulation! Love those target robes!

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Ashlee April 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm

What an awesome bag!!

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Rachel April 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I’m not pregnant, nor do I plan to be for another year or two, but this is SO helpful! I’ve bookmarked this post so I can refer to it in the future. Thanks so much for taking us along on your journey!

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Jennifer Visser April 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I am due in August and totally trying to sort out everything I need/want in my hospital bag! You have some things I haven’t thought of yet – it’s so good to hear what others say are necessary to have and what things should just stay at home! Excited for you!!

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Caroline April 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I love the embroidered flowers on the bags!

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Cute bag! Best wishes for your labor and delivery!

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Amanda L April 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Congratulations on your baby! Those bags are so cute!

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Love the VS boyfriend sweats! Agree that those are hands down the best sweat pants ever!

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Emily @ Life on Food April 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm

The time is coming soon!! The little baby outfits are so cute.

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ashley April 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

i hope I win!! twins due in october.

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Amy Murch April 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Cute bag! Orange is my favorite color :)

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shannon April 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Best of luck!

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Kim N April 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Such a great list of things to include in your hospital bag! Great baby shower gift idea for a baby shower I have coming up in a few weeks.

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 4:20 pm

You are so prepared! Good luck!

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Jill April 28, 2014 at 4:20 pm

so fun! I also would recommend one or two tops that zip down the front – very nice to have if you are nursing as the weeks go on. Best wishes to you and your hubby!

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Rachel A. April 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Wow, you seem to have thought of everything! I hope I am this prepared when my time comes!

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Angi April 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

good ideas! Will keep in mind

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nicole April 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Thank you for posting this! Very helpful and I love the bag!

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Dana April 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

So excited for you!! You’re going to be a great Mom :)

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Valerie B. April 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Looks like you are all ready to go!

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Carolyn April 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

That weekender bag is gorgeous! Love it!

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Kelly April 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Best of luck to you! :)

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Kaley April 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Best wishes!

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lauren m April 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm

I don’t even have kids yet but already know I want a petunia pickle bottom diaper bag! They are the cutest!

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Nancy April 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Such an exciting time! Hoping everything goes very smoothly for you.

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amanda April 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Love, love, love! And I’m so EXCITED for you and Adam!! As a long time reader, I’m just so happy for you both!

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm

So excited for you! I am due in 5 weeks and it’s nice to have your list to start mine from!

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Karen T. April 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Wow, I’m impressed! I thought I was so prepared when I went to the hospital with my first son…only to realize the going home outfit I packed was wayyyy too big. I didn’t even know they made “newborn” sizes. I brought along a 0-3 month cuddly little one piece outfit and it was ENORMOUS–especially since he was only 5 ½ lbs when we left the hospital!! LOL!

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Melanie April 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Great post! I’ve been passing along your posts — which are super helpful — to my sister who is due in June! Best wishes!

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sarah k @ the pajama chef April 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

those bags are so cute!

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Candy April 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Love the bag!

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Sarah S. April 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Congrats and wish you the best. I could definitely use these items just like everyone else ;)

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Betsy April 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I can’t wait to read about Baby ELR and all the adventures to come!

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mary April 28, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I’ve been looking for a travel bog big enough for all my toiletries!

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Jennifer April 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm

The pattern on the bag is gorgeous!

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Megan C April 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Great post!

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Michelle L. April 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait to see photos of the new addition, when he arrives.

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Alexis Teevens April 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Can’t believe it’s coming up so soon for you! So excited for your family!

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Gayla April 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I can’t wait to see the little peanut!

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Olivia April 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Aw so exciting to have everything packed up and ready to go for your big arrival!

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Alicia April 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Great giveaway. I think you have all the essentials in your hospital bag.
A big bag of snacks is also an awesome idea!

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Kristy April 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Perfect timing for this post as I have 12 weeks to go! I am definitely going to look into some of the things you mentioned.

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Betsy April 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Hi Jenna! I wanted to comment on the nipple shields — I used these as protection between my bra and breast — I found that the sensitivity of the nipples pressing on the fabric (or nursing pad) was unbearable for the first couple of months of nursing, and these helped me a lot. Neither of my babies actually nursed with the nipple shields on — for me they were more trouble than they were worth.

Also, I hope you’re applying the Lansinoh lanolin NOW…twice a day. It will toughen you up a bit and you’ll need it! This tip saved my life. I nursed two babies without cracking — but not without pain. Sometimes it really hurts. You really have to trust your instincts and no matter what, don’t give up!

So excited for you!

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Lori May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Just so moms-to-be that plan on nursing know, it is not painful for everyone. It seems that no matter where or what you read, pain is the common theme. I just thougth it was a given. Much to my surprise, I didn’t experience any! Just a little peeling in the beginning. I had Mother Love cream to use, but didn’t even use half the jar. I have heard people say that they hear it tends to not hurt for women with dark nipples, but, mine are not dark… sooo…. Everyone is different! Don’t be scared!

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Angela April 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I can’t believe how fast it seems like your pregnancy went by! I’m sure it doesn’t really feel like that though.

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Sara April 28, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I’m due at the end of July with my third (my third girl!) My go-to to always bring is a good, easy, mindless read (I’m ALWAYS induced, so I have long labors and insomnia at the hospital) and several bottles of my favorite juice for after labor. And yes, you will look 6 months pregnant when you come home! Bring stretchy clothes. Good Luck.

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Ashley9 April 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I love that target brand Gilligan and omalley that you featured in this post…I have a few pieces from them too… So cute!

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Jennifer April 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Love the ideas in your bag and would love to win these prizes! So excited for you and Adam. Praying your labor and delivery go great!

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rachel h April 28, 2014 at 5:46 pm

excited to ‘meet’ your new little boy!

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Andrea April 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I would love this! The zipper on my make-up bag just broke. I’m also delivering in about three months and haven’t began to think about my bag (or baby’s) yet, so thank you for the post!

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karen mac April 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm

super cute!

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Erica April 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I would add a magazine or two because sometimes labor takes a long time. I was in L&D for 45 hours!!

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Amy April 28, 2014 at 5:53 pm

You’re so prepared Jenna! I hope your baby’s birth goes really well and that you enjoy your future with your adorable little boy!

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Kristin April 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Best wishes for a smooth labor and delivery! Breathe!!!!

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Brittany April 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Such cute outfits but also so functional! I am with you on being prepared and having too much compared to missing something :)

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Elle April 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm

First of all – congrats!! Not long to go now!

I just had a baby a few months ago and I think you’ve got everything covered for your bag. Just wondering if you were packing more than just the two onesies for baby though? Only asking because I found my boy needed 2-3 changes a day when he was first born (lots of reflux lol)….

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Krit April 28, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I love how organized you are!

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Katherine April 28, 2014 at 6:10 pm

You seem so organized! Love this.

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Sara April 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Best wishes for a smooth delivery! It is a miraculous experience! :)

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Amy April 28, 2014 at 6:17 pm

So much planning – best wishes! The bags are classy :)

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caitlin April 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Love that bag!

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kirsten April 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm

The bags are so cute!

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Katy April 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Awesome planning. Wish you all the best.

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Linnea April 28, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Best wishes!

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Raychel April 28, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Great tips to use in the future! The bag looks wonderful

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Joanna April 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm

The bags look very nice. It would be great have for a quick weekend or just overnight getaway. I love those. Quick question though…where do you get your essential oils from? I have been looking to purchase some but I am not sure where to get them.
Thank you :)

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Christine April 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

I am 18 weeks and love reading lists like this for when my time comes!

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Danielle April 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Your post inspired me to finally pack my hospital bag tonight! I’m due May 25th so it’s about time I got moving on that. Best of luck to you!

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Lindsay April 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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Jill April 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I’m such a sucker for bags, & these are so cute!!

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Kate April 28, 2014 at 6:48 pm

You seem well prepared!

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Rena April 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Looks like you got it covered! The lanolin is a lifesaver. Just keep applying it (and maybe even start now). Watch out for your clothes/pjs though bc its a very thick cream that may stain. Its the best though!!!

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Maggie April 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

How exciting!! I definitely cannot wait until I can start packing my bag!

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Rena April 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

also may I recommend crocs/flip flops if you plan on taking a shower in the hospital :)

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Melissa April 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Looks like a great bag- adorable baby clothes :) good luck with the home stretch!

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Marie April 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Thoughts and prayers for a smooth delivery!

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Heather || Heather's Dish April 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

It’s totally up to God, but my HOPE is that we will be pregnant again sometime this year and this bag would be just SO PERFECT for the hospital stay as well as some trips we have planned later anyway!

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Dawn April 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm

My “babies” turn 18 and 20 in June. Next year I’ll be an empty-nester. Luckily I’ve had 20 years to get used to the idea.

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Emily @ The Swallow Flies April 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I am in dire need of a new toiletry bag — and this is about the cutest I’ve seen! Thank you for the opportunity!

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Megan April 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm

I love your post on pregnancy (and now hospital bag) tips. I was just thinking about ordering some rose spray from your 1st trimester post, as I’m in my 1st trimester right now, and I see its in your hospital bag too so it must be a keeper all throughout pregnancy!

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Erin April 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

So happy for you, enjoy your time away from the blog!!

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AshleyL April 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Great post thanks! I’m due on July 8th and I’ve started thinking about my bag. Good luck!

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Becky G April 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm

I just got one of there diaper bags as a gift and I’m excited to put it to good use when our little one arrives! Any day for me!

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Rose April 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Your hospital bag looks so comfy! I am not pregnant but I would love using everything you have picked out. Congrats :) You will make a wonderful mother.

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Cori April 28, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Enjoy your mommy time with your little guy.

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janet @ the taste space April 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I don’t think I would ever think to bring all this. Good on you!

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Laura K. April 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Marnely Rodriguez-Murray April 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Love how prepared you are!

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Mallory April 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Cute! Good luck – you seem so well prepared!! :)

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Carrie April 28, 2014 at 7:23 pm

I would love those bags! Amazing color!

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Megan @ MegGoesNomNom April 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Exciting! Cute powder room case!

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Michelle April 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm

31 weeks here and love your blog and the travel case!

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Shira April 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I love the idea of bringing different scents–seems like a great way to distract or relax yourself.

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Ashley April 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I love peppermint essential oil for headaches. Wishing you a safe and healthy delivery!

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Chandra April 28, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Love the weekender bag!

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Keri April 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Looks like you are ready to go! Love the cute bags!

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Seems like you are all set!

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Ashley April 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I love peppermint essential oil for headaches. Wishing you a safe and healthy delivery !

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Jill April 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Love that basil scent soap– I have the whole cleaning line! :-)

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Lidice April 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Great list and I love the bag!!

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Shelley April 28, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Jenna start using the lanolin now! Preventative. You can’t avoid sore but you can avoid chapped and cracked nipples. Best of luck to you!

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Cassandra April 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Love your diaper bag and congrats on the baby boy!!!

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Noel April 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Kate April 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Don’t forget a board game or something entertaining for you guys to do while waiting for the little man to make his debut. We played a TON of Scrabble while we were stuck in the hospital and it made things more fun. Good luck!!

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Andrea April 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Seems like you have just about everything…I’d add snacks though and something to do, like cards or a game…even if you’re planning on laboring at home as much as possible (like I was), your water may break without labor really starting for another 10-12 hours and you’ll find yourself at the hospital with nothing to do!

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait to see pictures of your baby boy.

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Natalie M April 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm

I am 20 weeks pregnant and would love a new diaper bag !!! Congrats on your pregnancy!!!!

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Christine April 28, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Love those cute bags! Good luck with the delivery.

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Amanda M. April 28, 2014 at 8:07 pm

This makes me excited for when I have my own baby. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Nicole April 28, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Good luck, Jenna! I’m 37 weeks (only a few days behind you) so it’s been fun seeing ur posts about pregnancy.

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Sara MacKay April 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I’m so excited for you! And I love the travel bags above!!

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Shanna April 28, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Great bags. I could definitely use those for travel!

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Kirsten April 28, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Thank you!

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Katie April 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Love petunia picklebottom just got s diaper bag from there!! Hope you have a great delievery!! I am due shortly afyer u!

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AmyC April 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

What a great print!!!

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Lauryn April 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm

I LOVE the print on your weekender bag!!

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Anne April 28, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Id love a new makeup bag and I adore the gray print!

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Gina April 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Best wishes for a speedy and easy delivery.

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Brooke Gregg April 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Best of luck! Can’t wait to see you little man :)

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Jessica April 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm

What a gorgeous bag! I would love to win this!

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Brittany May April 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Sounds like you’re as prepared as you can be. Wishing you an “uneventful”, wonderful birth!

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DD April 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm

good luck! all the hard work will be soo worth it!

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Alicia F. April 28, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Great list thanks for sharing!

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Wendy April 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Beautiful and well made items! Good luck with the baby!!!!

One thing I might also suggest, that we did for both of our little blessings was have a large container of yummy chocolates & candies available constantly for all the people that helped do everything (i.e. nurses, doctors, janitors, cafeteria/meal delivery people). It made all of those people who worked so hard to make me (and my hubby, and our babies) comfortable, feel appreciated. I think they also might have been a little extra nice to us as well, knowing that we not only said we appreciated them, but had a little token, to tangibly show our gratitude as well. Just a thought! :)

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Amanda April 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Great ideas! I still have a couple weeks to go so I think I’ll go shopping to pick some of these items up!

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Jen E April 28, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Great stuff!!! Best of luck to you!!!

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Pearl April 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Best of luck Jenna!

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JessieM April 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

The pillow scent is a great idea — and the bags are adorable!

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Alia April 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Doesn’t look like you’re overpacking! I did for my 1st and barely used anything. For my secong I just bought the essentials, not even sure I used all of those!

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Kristen April 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Very cute design!

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Tracy April 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm

So happy it is getting close Jenna! With my first I had everything prepared too, then with my twins I had nothing!!! Haha! :)

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Laura April 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I can’t wait for the little guys arrival and to hear about his birth story! I wish you guys the best of luck for an uneventful labor!

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Emily April 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Scents from home can be so soothing, smart thinking to bring the soaps and spray! Well wishes for an easy delivery and healthy mom & baby!

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Marisa April 28, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Great bags all around. Good luck!

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Whitney S April 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm

This post was super helpful! Im due in June and its great to hear what other moms to be are packing in their bag!

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Carly April 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Perfect for my next vacation! So cute!

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Susan April 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

The soap idea is so great – you will totally appreciate having that instead of boring hospital soap!

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Brittani April 28, 2014 at 10:50 pm

I’m due at the end of June and fine this SO helpful! I love the idea of bringing soap – I’m definitely going to be doing that!

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janet April 28, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Those would be perfect for our upcoming trip to visit our son who’s stationed at Pearl Harbor!

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Lizm23 April 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Great ideas! I also appreciated having earplugs! The hospital I gave birth at was doing construction at the time (!) and it was really hard to sleep so the earplugs saved me!

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Karen April 29, 2014 at 1:04 am

Just found out I’m preggo!! Love that bag :)

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Debbie April 29, 2014 at 2:27 am

You are the most organized person! If I am 1/2 as organized as you I will be happy.

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Katy April 29, 2014 at 2:48 am

So happy for you! I’m not yet ready for kids…still traveling the world! I’m really working hard to reduce my impact and fit all my possessions into one bag. The cases would help a lot with organization, and then maybe one day for settling down with a family as well! The best of wishes for your coming months. Thanks for including us all in your journey. -Katy

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Amy April 29, 2014 at 3:04 am

The bags are all adorable!

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Abby C. April 29, 2014 at 3:31 am

I love the orange bag!

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Amanda April 29, 2014 at 3:42 am

Great ideas! Cute stuff! Good luck!

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Ariadne April 29, 2014 at 3:58 am

I’m due the same day as you – you’ve given me some great ideas for my hospital bag!

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Laurel April 29, 2014 at 4:19 am

My mom told me about these pretty bags ages ago (even though we weren’t even TTC then!) and now they pop up over here. So cute. Best wishes!

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Caitlin Downey April 29, 2014 at 4:26 am

The weekender bag is awesome! I love the print!

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ana April 29, 2014 at 4:29 am

I have never heard of petunia pickle bottom, but I’m definitely going to check it out! Such cute bags!

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Jen April 29, 2014 at 5:02 am

Good luck with everything!

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Caroline @ Fitcee April 29, 2014 at 5:08 am

In the process of packing my hospital bag now at 35 weeks – this is a huge help – thanks for sharing! :)

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cori April 29, 2014 at 5:25 am

Good luck! It’s going to be amazing!

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Adriane Mullins April 29, 2014 at 5:30 am

I’m so excited for you! I’ve been sharing your pregnancy posts with two of my coworkers who are due May 11th and May 14th! Good luck!

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Kelsey April 29, 2014 at 5:32 am

Great giveaway! Good luck! :)

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Jenna Zagala April 29, 2014 at 5:41 am

I’m 32 weeks, and will be packing my bag soon!

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Rebecca G April 29, 2014 at 5:49 am

What a great hospital bag! I see several things that I wish I would have included in mine….comfy jammies being one. I’m definitely saving this for the next time!

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Elizabeth April 29, 2014 at 5:50 am

I love this bag! I’ll be bookmarking this post, too – thanks!

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Karen April 29, 2014 at 5:55 am

Nice of you to pack a bag for your husband too. I feel like they probably get forgotten most the time.

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Chastity April 29, 2014 at 5:59 am

Such a great post for preparing a hospital bag, I made sure to pin it!

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Laurel E April 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

So cute, would be great for my upcoming trips!

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Linh April 29, 2014 at 6:01 am

Too cute! You guys are so prepared! Good luck!

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Tyffanie April 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

What a great giveaway! One of my best friends that I have had since grade school is pregnant so this would be such a wonderful win to pass along to her :)

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Anika April 29, 2014 at 6:11 am

Love those bags!

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Jana L. April 29, 2014 at 6:13 am

Love the weekender bag!

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Ashlee April 29, 2014 at 6:14 am

Great picks for your hospital bag!

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Mollie April 29, 2014 at 6:19 am

These are adorable. Would be nice to travel with real bags, instead of ziplock bags for everyone!

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Monique April 29, 2014 at 6:27 am

Good luck, Jenna! Love a roomy, cute weekend bag!

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Linda April 29, 2014 at 6:50 am

I totally have too many small makeup/toiletry bags, but my sister has been looking for some recently and these would be perfect!

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Adrienne April 29, 2014 at 6:50 am

Lovely looking bags. I’m so impressed by how organized you are!

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Lucy M April 29, 2014 at 6:51 am

Looks like you are prepared! Best wishes with everything!

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Megan April 29, 2014 at 6:52 am

The bags are all so cute!

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Deanna Best April 29, 2014 at 6:58 am

I love the going home dress! So cute!

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elizabeth e April 29, 2014 at 7:11 am

good luck, Jenna! can’t wait to hear about baby ELR!

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Erin April 29, 2014 at 7:16 am

Would love this! PPB stuff is so well made

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Christina April 29, 2014 at 7:24 am

Sounds like you are ready! Cute bag!

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abbey April 29, 2014 at 7:26 am

Love these bags! So cute!

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Amy April 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

How exciting! Thanks for posting, you make it sound so luxurious!

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Vicki April 29, 2014 at 7:31 am

Love that bag! This summer is jam-packed with travel plans. Could definitely put that set to good use!

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Britton April 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

I loved reading your hospital packing list! It looks like you are more than prepared!! I hope everything goes well!

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Gia April 29, 2014 at 7:53 am

Love it! So cute!

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Kaylee April 29, 2014 at 7:56 am

Love the bag!

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Jessie April 29, 2014 at 8:06 am

Love that weekender bag- such a fun print!

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Kelly April 29, 2014 at 8:10 am

The pattern of your weekender bag is so bright and cheery! I LOVE IT! I have been wanting one of those just for myself. I have the boxy backpack for my diaper bag. :)

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Rachele W. April 29, 2014 at 8:10 am

I lived in yoga pants during my post birth stay, but those boyfriend jammies look SO comfy!!! And what a gorgeous combo with your weekender!!! Love it.

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Tagati April 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

Wow, you are definitely organized! I can remember rushing to the hospital 38 years ago without a hospital bag on hand.

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Amanda April 29, 2014 at 8:14 am

I would love to win this!

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Kelly E. April 29, 2014 at 8:27 am

Looks like you are well prepared. I hope everything goes smoothly for you! Thank you for the chance to win…I’m in desperate need of makeup and travel bags!

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amanda April 29, 2014 at 8:33 am

You look so prepared! I’ve heard the PPB bags are so great

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Erika April 29, 2014 at 8:35 am

You’ll definitely want those breast pads and nipple cream. I leaked like crazy and my nipples were sore as heck for the first couple days after giving birth. Good luck to you, Jenna! Can’t wait to see pictures of your little man.

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Allison April 29, 2014 at 8:37 am

The travel pouch is so cute!

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Courtney Reese April 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

I love all these baby posts. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in October and this bag would be so fun!

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Ashley B. April 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

I won’t need to start thinking of my hospital bag until fall, but I’m saving this post for a reminder!

Best of luck through May and June as you love on your newest addition. :)

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Laurie Wesp April 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

You’re looking very prepared! Enjoy this time off!

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Mabel April 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

Good luck!! You’ll do great!

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Christi M. April 29, 2014 at 9:09 am

The bag is so cute. When I went into labor I didn’t realize I was in labor until I checked into the hospital. My mom had to run home and get our bag. I had on a wife beater tank top for all the pictures. :-) Hope you have a great labor and it goes as you have visualized it going.

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Zana April 29, 2014 at 9:10 am

Thanks for the great ideas for what to pack in the hospital bag. All the best! You will do great.

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Christy April 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

I took Modern Family DVDs in my hospital bag to watch while in labor b/c the show is so funny. I plan to do that for this upcoming labor too in a few weeks.

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Rachel M April 29, 2014 at 9:38 am

Love the bags:)

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janetha April 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

Great list.. I need to start thinking about what will go in my bag. But I already have his outfit! Haha, priorities.

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Laura W April 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

All these are great! I just had my baby a month ago and the only thing I wished I had brought to the hospital was a folder to keep all the papers and brochures they give you together.

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Leigh April 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

Thanks for another fun giveaway!

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grammie2maddie April 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

love!

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rachel April 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

my advice, pack a labor bag and a staying at the hospital bag. when you are in labor you really don’t want you husband to have to haul everything including the boppy to the labor room.

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Jen Papaya April 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

I love the idea of bringing that basil soap! Good luck!!

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Lisa Gonzalez April 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

How awesome! Train cases hum… now i wanna go on a cross country train ride. How romantic. Well i can pretty and ride the little train at the mall with my kids. Lol

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Lindsay H April 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

awesome! love seeing all of this!

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Cassidy April 29, 2014 at 10:27 am

Love all this stuff! I’ve been a Vera Bradley girl my whole life, but man oh man I think I’m being converted!

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Geri April 29, 2014 at 10:27 am

Love this! I used a nipple shield with my little guy and weaned him off of it no problem. Like you said – whatever works!Good luck!

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Alyssa April 29, 2014 at 10:28 am

How fun! I’m 13 weeks 4 days along with my first baby and this would be perfect for my hospital trip in October of this year! Good luck to you with your delivery :-)

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McKenzi Kent April 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

I am due in just 6 short weeks with our third girl! I haven’t even thought about packing a bag (should probably get to that). I am not nearly as organized as I was with the last two. Good luck with your delivery! Looks like you are ready and waiting!

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Lorraine April 29, 2014 at 10:36 am

One thing I loved having was my own pillow and I used a fun pillow case so that it cheered up the room a bit. I’ve been reading for years and wish you and Adam the best of luck!

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Selina April 29, 2014 at 10:42 am

Those travel bags are so cute!

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Sarah L. April 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

Good luck, Jenna! You’re in the final stretch :)

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danielle April 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

my favorite tip I received: use your colostrum (while you have it) instead of the lansinoh. smear it all over your nipples (sorry I just wrote that) after a feed. it tastes better than lansinoh to the baby (and is organic/resourceful). =P and most hospital baby shirts have the fold over sleeves (if you want to avoid losing those mittens in your bed linens). =) happy laboring!

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Erin April 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

Love the bag!

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Melania April 29, 2014 at 10:49 am

Good Luck! Getting close … and, so so so organized! Wishing you the best. :)

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Morgan April 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

love this list! I’m due June 4 and I’ve been looking at any and all hospital bag lists as humanly possible!

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stacy April 29, 2014 at 11:18 am

So fun!

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Kristen April 29, 2014 at 11:42 am

Those booties are SO cute! Great bag. I think you have everything covered. :)

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leslie April 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

take an ipad or a kindle!

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Nicole April 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Congrats! It’s been awesome to follow you on this adventure :)

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Laura April 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

sounds like you’re organized and ready! Love the bag!!

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Angela Y April 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Very cute! Thanks for the chance.

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Kimberly Roberts April 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Really hope I remember to come back and look at this post when I’m pregnant in the future! Looks like a great kit. Love the bags too!!

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heather from nc April 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Love the brand name. Petunia Pickle Bottom. So cute!

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Lynn April 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

I definitely over packed for my hospital stay last August! But I can’t leave the house without packing everything, so it wasn’t out of character for me. Amazing giveaway!

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Devin April 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I’m due with baby #2 next Wednesday and although I’ve done this all before, your list was a nice reminder of what I might be forgetting for my hospital bag. Good luck with your delivery!

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Stephanie April 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Those bags are so cute!

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Leah April 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Cute!

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Lauren April 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I’ve loved following your pregnancy! Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your delivery! and thanks for the giveaway!

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Taylor April 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Weekender bag pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease :)

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Sara April 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Cute, I need a travel case!

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Jessica April 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Great list!!! Best of luck with delivery! The weekender bag is adorable.

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kate April 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Love the bag!!

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Tiffany April 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Great packing list and best of luck!!!

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Marissa April 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Love the bag! Good luck!! Looks like you are ready!

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AshinMT April 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm

I just found out…. saturday. Mixed emotions here… is it always supposed to be so exciting/terrifying? But this is appropriate for some future day!

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Stacy G. April 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Looks like you are very prepared! Blessings!

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Pam April 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Great list! I’m filing it away for October when it’s my turn :)

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Jessica April 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I’m due with my second child on May 27th and would love to win this!

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Renee C April 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Love Petunia pickle-bottom bags;)

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Megan April 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Can’t wait to see your cute little family when the new baby arrives! :) Best of luck to you!

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Deidra April 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Cute bag!

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Cassie L April 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I love the Honest Company products, including the chap stick you listed!

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Emma April 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Those bags look amazing!

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Sandra April 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Good luck!

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Christina C April 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Love the bags!

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Ashley C April 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I adore all of the fun prints for Petunia Picklebottom bags!

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Katie April 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I just started my hospital bag list, and this was super helpful! Best wishes for you and the little one!

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Jennifer S April 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

I’m 31 weeks and just starting to think about packing my hospital bag. I plan on copying your list and would absolutely love packing it all
In that gorgeous bag!

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Ashley April 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Good luck with everything! You are so organized :)

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Emily B April 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Seems like you have everything covered!! Wishing you the best!!

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Heather April 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

This bag is so wonderful!

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Lauren April 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm

This are wonderful! I definitely need this for my LDR travel :)

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Allison W. April 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I absolutely love Petunia Picklebottom as well as Petunia handbags. The print of the train case and powder room case is my current fave!

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Penn April 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm

So excited for you!

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julianne April 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm

good luck with the delivery!

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Melissa R April 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm

I just found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks ago. I’m definitely pinning this list to use for later. Congrats on your baby boy!

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Laura T. April 29, 2014 at 7:06 pm

best of luck w the delivery!

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talar April 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm

love the bag, thanks for the awesome giveaway! best of luck with the baby!!

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India April 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Learned about Petunia Picklebottom when a friend was pregnant. Amazing bags! So excited for you.

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Jessica April 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

so cute!

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Natalie April 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm

This is such a great and helpful post! I can’t wait till I get to pack my hospital bag. I am due September 29th and we found out yesterday that we are having a little boy. His pregnancy name is ‘hugo..

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Madeline Jacks April 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

What fantastic finds! Makes me want to have kids soon :)

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Amanda April 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Love this, so helpful as I plan my hospital bag for October!!

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Alicia April 29, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Pack a couple snacks too! Sometimes you will be up in the middle of the night nursing and want a snack. Great list!

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kaylen April 29, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Adorable!

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Molly April 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Would love to win this!

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Emily April 29, 2014 at 10:21 pm

This is a great list. I’m only 17 weeks along, but it’s never to early to start planning!

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Trinity April 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm

That is the PPB bag I longed for when I was pregnant with my now five month old. I LOVE the print. What a great gift!

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Lauri April 30, 2014 at 3:01 am

I love the pattern on both the bags!

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Karen April 30, 2014 at 3:18 am

I brought small nail scissors, the mittens will fall off in my experience. Just a thought. :-)

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Carolyn M April 30, 2014 at 4:54 am

This would be so great … am due later this year with my first. It’s so interesting to see what other people plan to pack for the hospital.

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Corbett April 30, 2014 at 4:59 am

That bag is awesome! Love the color.

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Simone April 30, 2014 at 5:23 am

Love the bag – and it is better to be over-packed than under-packed!

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Dana April 30, 2014 at 5:36 am

Bring a BIG refillable water bottle. You will be soooo thirsty and both hospitals where each of my daughters were born had cups that were just too small. Good luck!

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K April 30, 2014 at 5:58 am

Looks like you’ll be set! Good luck!

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Lauren G. April 30, 2014 at 6:19 am

Crazy organized! Way to go….praying I’m this prepared.

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Laura April 30, 2014 at 6:23 am

Thanks for all the great ideas!

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Janelle April 30, 2014 at 6:44 am

Fabulous giveaway! Wishing you all the best in the newborn baby stage :))

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Amie April 30, 2014 at 6:53 am

Good luck! You’re so close! Thanks for the great ideas. I’ll need to pack my hospital bag in August. ;-)

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Maura April 30, 2014 at 7:27 am

How exciting!!! God luck!

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Sara April 30, 2014 at 7:32 am

Cute!

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Sarah April 30, 2014 at 7:37 am

What a cute and cheery bag! Best of luck to you!

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Ana April 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

Good luck with the birth!

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Kelly April 30, 2014 at 7:50 am

Love the travel bag! Don’t forget some lip balm!

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Angela April 30, 2014 at 7:52 am

Love that bag!

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TaraO April 30, 2014 at 8:06 am

Looks like you have a good list! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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Emily April 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

I love bags that size – they’re perfect for little jaunts, even if they’re just around town!

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Lana April 30, 2014 at 8:56 am

I’m due in August and this would be awesome! Are you feeling anxious at all, or just eager to meet your little ELR baby?!

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Tierney S April 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

I love this, it would be so perfect!

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Marina April 30, 2014 at 9:05 am

Best of luck with the little one!!

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Kim April 30, 2014 at 9:21 am

I’m due with my second in July, but this is a good post to reference to when I need to pack up! My daughter came early–so I never made it to the bag packing stage!

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Kate April 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

Good luck!! :)

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Kelly April 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

What a great post! Looks like you have everything ready and together!!

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Elizabeth April 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

Well it looks like you are just about ready!!

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Alex April 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

Best of Luck!!! You seem very prepared :)

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Elizabeth Rae April 30, 2014 at 10:09 am

What great goodies!!!! So usefully and necessary. Thanks for sharing!

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Amber Shannon April 30, 2014 at 10:20 am

This is GREAT information to know – and I’m not even pregnant! Milk doesn’t come for two or three days?? I swear I learn something new each time I hear pregnant people talk about labor. You seem prepared!

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Elizabeth Smith April 30, 2014 at 10:22 am

This is a wonderful and helpful post because I am currently 33 (34 weeks tomorrow) pregnant and have bend doing all kinds of research on what to bring to the hospital with me! Absolutely love the bag you’ve chosen as well, it’s Gorgeous!

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Sara April 30, 2014 at 10:23 am

Very cute stuff!!

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Hilary April 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

I LOVE the gray!!! I’m so excited for you guys. Best of luck! :D

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Danielle April 30, 2014 at 10:32 am

I LOVE that diaper bag. Thank you for the informative post!

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Deanna & Jerry April 30, 2014 at 10:34 am

Wishing you the best in this most precious adventure. Looking forward to seeing photos of your son. God’s best blessings for you and your family.

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Val April 30, 2014 at 11:03 am

Love the bag so cute!! And tons of great things in it!

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kaneil April 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

love petunia pickle bottom!

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Tracy April 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

Looking forward to “meeting” your baby!!

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Ilene April 30, 2014 at 11:53 am

Those prints are so adorable! Can’t wait for the baby to come :)

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Kyra April 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm

LOVE the PPB bags! I can’t wait until I finally get to do this again with a future baby #2!

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Beverly Aragon April 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Oh, what lovely bags! You seem to be all set with your hospital bag. I’m so excited for you and Adam to welcome your sweet baby boy!!!!

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vks April 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I have a PPB bag and love it! You’ll love yours!
With the mittens, keep in mind that babies need their hands to breastfeed, especially when they’re still learning in those first 3 months or so. Best for Babes explains it here: https://www.bestforbabes.org/science-you-can-use-why-do-my-babys-hands-always-get-in-the-way/

Someone (the LC I think?) told me to clip my babies nails while he’s nursing. I’d get him latched on, get relaxed, and then my husband could grab a little hand and nip his nails real quick. He still scratched his face some (their nails grow as quickly as the rest of them!), but it was worth it. :)

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Pam April 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm

What a cute bag! So happy for you. God is good!!!

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MeredithS April 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Congrats! Enjoy your time off!

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Megan Davis April 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I love these bags! So great for the hospital and beyond.

Megan

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Mahdi Martin April 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy! You seem very prepared!

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Caylin April 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Love the weekender bag…cute bags make traveling very fun. I have loved following through your pregnancy. Thank you for sharing!

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purelytwins April 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm

love this!!! such cute items

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Stephanie Brown April 30, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Those bags are so cute! I hadn’t read your blog in awhile and was excited when I came back to it because we are about the same weeks along in our pregnancy! Congrats!!

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Jennifer April 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Would love to win – baby coming soon!

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MaryBeth (@misaacmom) April 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

so cute! I love the bags and accessories

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Laura April 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Love that bag!

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meredith April 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

awesome giveaway!!

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Amy April 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm

So excited for you! Thanks for sharing your bag! :)

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Kathryn April 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I didn’t use half the items I brought to the hospital….I probably brought too much.

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Sara April 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm

I would love a weekender and the train case- so cute!

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Shawna April 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

You have such great taste! My sister is due with her first in 2 months!!

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Annie April 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Haha I’m thinking the handsoap may be overboard but great list. I have the same target robe and loved it at the hospital. Nursing tanks are something I didn’t have but WISH I had packed!!!

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Megan April 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Best wishes, Jenna! My son is turning one in May, so I have a May baby too.

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Emily April 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I have PPB boxy backpack for my diaper bag and I absolutely love it!

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Kim L April 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

I like you “Go Bag” packing list and have used many of those same things over the years. Congrats and good luck!

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Jennifer April 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Jenna, I’ve followed your blog forever but lost touch when I had my two babies and come to find out you are expecting! How fun! You will love motherhood

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Jill April 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Happy labor vibes to you! Getting close!

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kk April 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm

love the bags!!!

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Alyssa April 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm

You’re going to be such a great mom!

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Pam May 1, 2014 at 5:14 am

I love the train case. We travel at least twice a month to our condo and this would come in so handy!

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Stephanie May 1, 2014 at 5:20 am

Those bags are so cute! Good luck and congrats — so exciting!

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kaetlyn May 1, 2014 at 8:29 am

i just had a baby 9 weeks ago and your bags look great! a couple things i learned- the mittens ALWAYS fall off! i ended up buying very small newborn socks and using them instead. also the washable nursing pads are great for the environment, but when my milk came in i was soaking through them four or five times a day and constantly washing them, also when you leak then the nipples are wet and it leads to increased soreness. i ended up going with disposables and my nipples were much happier after that, so was my laundry basket! hth! good luck!

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Lana May 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

Bring extra uUnderwear! Bring giant, old-lady, comfy, (preferably old!) underwear, bc chances are you will be in gauzey, see-through kind the first day or so, and there’s still a lot of heavy bleeding after you have your baby. Nothing worse than feeling like you have to worry about leaks in front of guests who will come to coo over your sweet bundle of joy. :) Oh, and witch hazel. It does miraculous things.

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Tania May 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Great list, love all the comfy clothes! Don’t forget your snacks and hand cream. Bravado makes the most amazing nursing bras and tanks. Well worth the money. Good luck with the delivery. While I hope you get the delivery you dream of, ultimately I wish for a happy healthy baby above all else. All the best to you and Adam!

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Kate May 2, 2014 at 8:37 am

Love this list! A friend also encouraged me to take extras of everything they offer you at the hospital, which was great advice! So exciting! And thanks for the giveaway!

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jill May 3, 2014 at 12:35 am

Nice list! I had all these plans of what to pack, but then I didn’t get around to doing it on time because my baby came 10 days early! Good luck and best wishes to you all!

By the way – does that Drift Away actually come with a sprayer attached? Or did you decant it into a sprayer?

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GREAT GRAND PA/MA May 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

WOW….;AND WE MEAN “WOW”””……..WHAT A BEAUTIFUL “HUNK”…..GREAT,GREAT,GREAT…….LOVE YOU….G R E A T GRAND US

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