Diary Entry – 9 June 2022 (The Big Day!)

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

https://www.mediclinic.co.za/en/corporate/mediclinicbaby/guide-to-pregnancy-baby-care/preparing-for-childbirth/packing-for-hospital.html

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
  • Moisturiser
  • 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.

HOSPITAL CHECKLIST

Packing for two

  • Lightweight, front opening cotton pyjamas (one set per day)
  • Three feeding bras
  • Maternity pads
  • Slippers and socks
  • Gown
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer and brush
  • Mirror
  • 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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