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6.05.2013

What's In Our Hospital Bag



It's getting to be crunch time
Matt commented last night that even though we already have Huxley it doesn't mean we are all that more prepared for birth this time around. It has been over two years since I pushed him out, and who is to say that this time will be like the last? Besides, we can't just roll up to the hospital whenever little Miss decides to debut--we now have Hux in the picture, and must plan things even more detailed than before.

Here's what is going into our hospital bag---which is more like four Army regulation duffel bags...


MOM 
Active Labor Gown, Comfy PJs, slippers, travel toiletries, phone + charger, camera + charger, make-up and face products (I will be packing my Seabuckwonders Natural Skincare Program), water bottle, birthing ball, sweet almond oil, lavender room spray, Aveda Blue Oil, chapstick, Bamboo Belly Bandit
(not pictured): Nursing cami + bra, reusable nursing pads

DAD

Tee + lounge pants, toothbrush, phone + charger, VIA instant coffee, change and cash for vending/cafeteria
 
 BABY
Take-home outfit, hat, blanket, carseat, pacifier

HUX
Snacks and drinks, bag with toys, books, crayons
 
OPTIONAL
Blanket + pillows from home, Boppy (for nursing), favorite snacks + drinks

This is a Sponsored post, brought to you by Seabuckwonders. If you would like to win your very own Seabuckwonders Natural Skincare Program you can enter by leaving a comment on what you would add to our hospital bag! 
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*Giveaway will end June 17th & winner will be chose via random.org* 

xo

Thank you for all of your suggestions!! Definitely added a few to the list!

The winner of the Seabuckwonders Natural Skincare Program is...

Blogger Nikon Day said...
Bring your own baby wash---hospitals use nasty JnJ products.
June 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Shoot me an email to claim your prize at lifewiththehux@gmail.com

xo

135 comments:

Jessica P said...

I would add an IPod or some magazines! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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Voted for your blog! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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Following you via GFC (Jessica P) - your facebook page doesn't seem to be working or available anymore, so I can't complete that entry. jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Lkay107 said...

I would add some of my favorite relaxation music.

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I follow on gfc (sweeper).

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kmcgrew213 said...

i would add some magazines/books, also some hard candy to suck on in case you get sick of ice chips!

kmcgrew213 said...

i voted!

kmcgrew213 said...

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Danielle Porter said...

I would add some Advil, and encouragement cards!

Danielle Porter said...

I follow on GFC. ;-)

Danielle Porter said...

I voted for your blog! 6/11/12 9.23pm. ;-)

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I followed you on Twitter. @rqballporter

Kendra Gillilan said...

Soft socks, even though you have slippers if they get too hot
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Kendra Gillilan said...

Gfc Kendra Gillilan
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Kalona Elaine said...

i would add a handheld gaming system for any kid or dad too!

Kalona Elaine said...

i follow on gfc

Kalona Elaine said...

and i clicked to vote today :) although it said there was an error?

Susan DeVaux said...

A nice camcorder! :)

Susan DeVaux said...

I am a gfc follower! :) suzanneedevaux@yahoo.com

Susan DeVaux said...

I am a twitter follower!

Susan DeVaux said...

I voted today!

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Austin Baroudi said...

I'd add a portable gaming system, like a psp or a dsi.
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Austin Baroudi said...

Following life with the Hux. on Twitter @Austieb7
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Austin Baroudi said...

Following life with the Hux. on GFC as Austin Baroudi.
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Austin Baroudi said...

Voted for your blog.
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Austin Baroudi said...

Like life with the Hux. on Facebook as Austin Baroudi.
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OmahaCouponClipper said...

I iPad for your child to play :)

njsunbunny said...

Don't forget to pack an outfit for mom to wear home - something lose & comfy but not maternity.

njsunbunny said...

I'm following on Twitter as @njsunbunny

njsunbunny said...

I'm following you on GFC as njsunbunny

njsunbunny said...

I voted!

Jennifer McClearn said...

I would add wet baby wipes the hospital gave us dry ones you had to wet yourself and we found ourselves using some from home for that first explosive poop!

Jennifer McClearn said...

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Amanda said...

Wet wipes, although they aren't really that eco-friendly.
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Dawn Monroe said...

You should add Tylenol to your bag.

Dawn Monroe said...

I voted today. 06/13/2013

Samantha Remington said...

I would add a book for you in case labor goes long!

Ashley Morrissey said...

I'd add a pillow and blanket!!

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Ashley Morrissey said...

Following you on Twitter @ashleythebutton

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Ashley Morrissey said...

Following you on GFC ashleymorrissey90

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Ashley Morrissey said...

Voted for you!!

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SummerSorbet said...

You didn't mention a toothbrush for yourself.
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golden storm said...

I would add something like an mp3 or small stereo with soothing music on it

golden storm said...

following on twitter
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following on GFC
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Nora Driskel said...

I would a manicure set. I always somehow tore up my nails during and babies are so tender.

Becky said...

I would add extra hair ties, extra socks, and a book (for mom and dad)!!

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Nancy said...

I'd add some relaxing music.

Nancy
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Victoria said...

I would add a back massager and also some lavender oil.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I would add an MP3 player and some humor books!
Thank You

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[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I followed life with the Hux. on Twitter @ciao6211
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[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

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I voted for life with the Hux as name: fiona nuyen

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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

Books!

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voted!

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vicki howes said...

I would add something incredibly soft to snuggle in when you finally get a second to relax!

vicki howes said...

@323myrtle - I Follow life with the Hux. on Twitter

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I Follow life with the Hux on GFC

vicki howes said...

I Voted for life with the Hux.

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I Like life with the Hux. on Facebook

MaryAnn said...

Laptop and charger.

eclairre said...

Laptop & charger! eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

Kristie said...

I would take Daddy Scrubs for Dad. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

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Voted. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Katherine Donovan said...

I would add fuzzy socks and chapstick.

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Janette O said...

Definitely a playlist of some happy music!

Janette O said...

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Kellie said...

Definitely a small, super soft stuffed animal, and that would be for anyone. We all need a little hug and comfort.

Kellie said...

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Anne D. said...

I recommend cheap plastic flip-flops that you can go into shower with so you can throw them away when you go home.
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cassandra said...

I would suggest a little toy for the baby to give to Huxley. My friends mom did this for her. Her baby sister gave her a little stuffed cat toy. I guess it helped with my friend to realize it would be fun to have a little sister and be open minded about it!

cassandra said...

gfc: cassandra marquez
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cassandra said...

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cassandra said...

i voted! :)
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Anne D. said...

Follow u on twitter (i'm wowtotweet)
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Anne D. said...

Voted for you:)
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an unexpected turn said...

I would bring a bottle of your choice, just incase so you don't get nipple confusion if you end up having to give a bottle! nicolel@catt.com

Vanessa said...

Hair TIES! I had a brush but nothing to pull my hair back and hubby had to run to the store because my sweaty hair was making me crazy! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

Deb Anderson said...

Thank you notes w/stamps, books of crossword puzzles.

william said...

favorite music nd book or magazine for dad.
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Deb Anderson said...

GFC follow

Deb Anderson said...

voted!

Deb Anderson said...

FB like

william said...

I Follow life with the Hux. on Twitter @billsaylor1
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Emi Pearce said...

a Breast Pump and a little baby doll for Hux (some kind of soft baby doll) or perhap some family heirloom that shows responsibility such as a compass handed down from grandpa

william said...

I follow on GFC
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walk9 said...

Definitely a book- the tv channels in the hospital aren't that great

william said...

Vote for life with the Hux.
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Dianna said...

crossword puzzle book and Ipod or I pad would have to be packed for me

Dianna said...

Following life with the Hux. on Twitter as DiannaThomas

Megan Parsons said...

I would have to bring my dslr camera for sure! I would bring a book, magazines and my phone (and charger) too!
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Megan Parsons said...

I voted for your blog!
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Dianna said...

Following life with the Hux on GFC as Dianna Thomas

Dianna said...

Voted for life with the Hux.

greenhome said...

I would add a Kindle.

one frugal lady said...

I would add a super comfy robe!
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Holly S. said...

I would add a pack of playing cards b/c sometimes things don't exactly come as planned and the waiting can be boring! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

Holly S. said...

I follow you on Twitter as @HollyStormEtsy
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Holly S. said...

I follow you via GFC as Holly S.
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Holly S. said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs 6/17.
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FLPermaculture said...

I would add an iPad
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I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs
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FLPermaculture said...

I followed you on Twitter (@DJKathyFleming)
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Ashley Morrow said...

I would add my kindle and my iPod.

Ashley Morrow said...

I followed @lifewithHux on twitter as @Allie0289

Dawn Ganey said...

I would add some reading material or word search, crossword puzzles & coloring books for kids.

Dawn Ganey said...

I follow on GFC - Dawn Ganey.

Dawn Ganey said...

I voted for life with the hux.

blew415 said...

magazines for you and possibly change for hubbys soft drinks

blew415 said...

follow on gfc too llew415 at gmail dot com

Darby Elizabeth said...

diapers for the new baby!

Darby Elizabeth said...

i followed on twitter

Darby Elizabeth said...

i followed on twitter darbysdailydeal

Darby Elizabeth said...

I voted!

Wendy said...

Shampoo? It's always nice to have clean hair when in the hospital (with a good shampoo lol).
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Wendy said...

I follow you on twitter as @ArtsyChaos.
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Wendy said...

GFC - Wendy :)
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Wendy said...

I voted for you!
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Nikon Day said...

Bring your own baby wash---hospitals use nasty JnJ products.

Nikon Day said...

Voted for you

Sam Stamp said...

I would add hair ties & an MP3 Players

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Chris Alejandro said...

I would add an e-ink kindle! They are awesome! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Chris Alejandro said...

I follow you on twitter (@lieutcrunch17) lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Chris Alejandro said...

I joined you on GFC (Chris Alejandro)


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Chris Alejandro said...

voted!!

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