With less than four weeks left I'm trying to get everything done and ready for this baby! I have no reason to think he'll be coming early, but it's nice to feel ready just in case. And four weeks will hopefully go by quickly? (Just kidding. I know the last few weeks of pregnancy do nothing but drag on. Wishful thinking.) I think I did a good job packing stuff for the hospital with Addilyn, and plan on bringing just about the same things. There really wasn't a ton I needed or used, which makes it easy!
Here are the things I'm packing for baby boy:
a going home outfit with clothes, hat, shoes and blanket for the carseat
a swaddle blanket (I know the hospital has plenty but they aren't so cute or soft)
a few hats (the one I brought for Addi was too small so I want a few just in case that happens)
a book for people to sign (a post about that one soon!)
a few pairs of pjs/comfy baby clothes (just in case we want to put him in something besides the little hospital tee. We didn't dress Addilyn at all until she went home. With the doctor's checking on her often, especially with her jaundice, and she ended up being naked under the lights for a few days, we didn't use anything!)
For his going home outfit I just have a simple pair of Carter's pjs. I made his little hat and it has his name sewn in on the other side! I love it and sure hope it fits his head. I'm bringing a soft swaddle blanket and then my favorite little moccasins. I know they might be a little big but we will surely try, and then know I will be putting him in them over and over and over until they don't fit!
I'm sure you all know of Freshly Picked moccasins. Addilyn owns a whole lot of shoes and the two pairs she has from Freshly Picked are my favorites. Especially when she was under one, and not walking but needed something to cover her feet. They are super easy to put on, soft and comfortable and formed and stretched to her feet. She was able to wear the same pair for six months and I put her in them most days! I'm super excited for baby boy to have his own pair right from the start.
I've partnered with Freshly Picked to give one follower a pair of moccasins of their choice. Enter over on my instagram (@katiejvale)! Giveaway ends Friday, February 12th!