As usual mommy is a silly…with some emotions going on.
There is much nervousness and also Super excited to see God’s Blessing of you in our family!💖
Sad about no visitors to the hospital and of course going to miss your Daddy so much.
When you think of having a baby, you seem to have all these ideas about the pregnancy, what your baby shower will be like, the excitement of a 3D scan, the prenatal classes, the visitors to the hospital to see you in the nursery – but here we are through Covid lock down, safe and glorify the Lord from bringing us to this point without all of those things.
From what I gather we should be in hospital for 3 days, to be honest I think I am feeling a little numb in order to handle it all. I should be thinking about many things but all I know is I will see you this evening, I have all the mentioned necessities for you and I while in hospital. And I know the Lord is with us!
Especially a very warm outfit for you to be going home in, it being winter and all…
Many beautiful messages coming through from everyone and they bring tears to my eyes.
I am taking in every moment this morning of the last bit of pregnancy – feeling all your movement, talking and singing to you (mostly hymns).
Your Dad, myself, brother and sister, all oupa’s and ouma’s, aunts and uncles – all so excited and in-love with you – even before we see you.
Bible verse at the bottom of my book
Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is your strength
Packing For Hospital
Because babies do not always arrive according to schedule it is a good idea to have a suitcase packed and ready to avoid last minute panics. Your hospital can advise you on what you need to pack for yourself and for your baby.
As a member of the Mediclinic Baby programme, you will be given a free mother and baby bag* when you arrive at the hospital, containing everything you need for the first few days.
- A pack of newborn nappies
- Baby wipes
- Petroleum jelly
- Surgical spirits
- Cotton wool
- Cleansing lotion
- Mediclinic Baby beanie
- Disposable panties
- Pack of maternity pads
- Small changing mat
- Contents may vary.
The Mediclinic Baby team has compiled a handy hospital checklist to help take the worry out of preparing for your hospital stay.
Packing for two
- Lightweight, front opening cotton pyjamas (one set per day)
- Three feeding bras
- Maternity pads
- Slippers and socks
- Hairdryer and brush
- Money (at own risk)
- Black pen and copies of ID documents of both parents (for birth registration)
- Set of clothes and shoes for going home.
- Two facecloths (preferably dark-coloured)
- All chronic medication, pregnancy vitamins, etc.
- Cellphone, charger and double adapter (at own risk)
- Camera and charger (at own risk)
If you are having a normal birth, as opposed to a caesarean, don’t forget to bring:
- Energy sweets, lip balm and fruit juice
- Baby powder/oil for massage
- Comfortable T-shirt
- Magazines, games or books
Packing for baby
- Five sets of clean baby clothes; vest, babygro, wrapper/receiving blanket, socks, beanie
- One warm blanket
- If you are bottle feeding, our milk kitchens are fully stocked and equipped. You are welcome to bring your own bottles, teats, formula milk and sterilising unit if preferred
- Dummy and holder (optional)
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