If you click and buy, Change-Diapers may receive a small commission, thank you. I just got home from delivering baby number 2 and I must say, my hospital bag contents were quite different this time around. My bag was much smaller and what I chose to bring was very different than the first time. This time, I also used everything that was packed. The following four items were things I could not have lived without. Most of these items can also be purchased from your favorite cloth diaper retailer.
This is Kiera’s birth story, written by Jenn.
Kiera is my 3rd child and my 2nd VBAC. My first child was born via c-section 5 years ago. We decided to go with a c-section after 2 hours of unsuccessful pushing and a sunny side up baby in lieu of a vacuum extraction. Baby boy ended up being 8lbs 5 oz, which was huge for me at 4ft 11inches! He had large contusion on his head from being stuck and I am convinced that a c-section was the right decision.
I felt like a caged animal, pacing back and forth with no where to go. Greg had taken our daughter to her Grandparents’ about an hour before and we were watching TV, trying to wait until the last possible minute to go to the hospital.
Translation: DH=dear husband, DD=dear daughter, DS=dear son
My “due date” was anywhere from 12/4/11-12/6/11 depending on what date you use. The first “due date” I got using the suspected ovulation date & an online calculator was 12/7/11.
Around 1 A.M. on 12/7 I woke up with cramps & back pain. I’d been having Braxton Hicks Contractions for weeks upon weeks, and they had gone from annoying, to uncomfortable, to painful, and I’d had a few with some cramping. I thought to myself that I might want to tell DH to stay close to a phone that day in case this was “it.” After I was awoken by “cramps” and back pain every few minutes, I realized that this was, in fact, “it.”