People keep asking me if I am getting a ton of unsolicited advice, and I'm not. People have been so incredibly kind and have offered some tips for sure, but it's been super helpful. I wanted to share those with you in case you're expecting your first or someone you know is.
I won't cover everything here, but these are the items that have been sent to me over-and-over again.
Take to the Hospital:
Long phone charger/extension cord
Flip Flops (for shower)/Slippers
Cushion to sit on on the way home
Your own towels (Dark)
Your own Pillow
Nipple Cream/Coconut Oil (Your preference)
Extra bags to take stuff home
Tylenol/Advil for Jake
Thank you cards for nurses
Journal to write birth story down
Breast Pump (If you aren't breast feeding-bottle/formula)
Playing Cards/Things to occupy you
Normal necessities: Deodorant, dry shampoo or regular, toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush, makeup
(Obviously clothes for you and baby)
I have been told the hospital will give you a ton of stuff (I have been told this no less than 100x and that I should take IT ALL)...take all the comfy undies, Tucks, pads etc they offer!