Putting off packing ‘that’ bagposted by: Stephanie
I have reached thirty two weeks pregnant and it is time for me to pack 'that' bag. This has been in my blogging schedule for twenty weeks - I really can't say I'm unprepared. And it's not my first pregnancy - it's my second. So I should be an expert right?
Wrong. I haven't packed it. I'm putting it off - I'm terrified. I shall not lie.
The first time around we were so excited - the bag was packed straight away! It wasbursting with cute baby outfits, mittens, socks, cute hats. There was talc and wipes and new born nappies. There were maternity pads and nursing pads (though I had no clue what I would need them for). There were magazines and a whole make up bag for me. I had several nighties and a glamorous change of clothes. I had an iPod full of music and my phone charger (most importantly).
I went two weeks overdue and would stare at the bag, by the front door, longingly - every day - when will I get to use it? I always imagined grabbing it in a panic in the middle of the night - but that never happened. I was eventually induced. By the time we got to the hospital I had a total of three bags and a carrier bag of inappropriate snacks including cocktail sausages and donuts.
Because of my emergency cesarean last time - I am having a planned cesarean this time. This complicates things further - I have no idea what to pack for a planned cesarean - for myself. And I have been putting off thinking about it all.
I have been counting the days of this pregnancy waiting for it to pass - but once I pack that bag it tells me the end is near. It tells me that this is real - and as for most things in life - I am completely unprepared, and bloody terrified.
Also - I'm no expert - I'm just a normal person; who is putting off packing 'that' bag.
So I would appreciate your help... What should I pack? And should I be packing anything different for a planned cesarean?