baby arrival checklist

baby arrival checklist

Today’s post features a “take to the hospital” checklist download.  I found all of the items on the list very helpful and handy to have, although you might find me to be somewhat of an over-packer.  (I like to live by the boy scout credo, “always be prepared.”)  Chip and I arrived at the hospital around midnight, with bags on shoulders and pillows under our arms and me having contractions.  The nurses actually laughed at us, saying they have pillows there, but I loved having my own.  Getting good sleep at the hospital is an absolute must before bringing home an infant who has no concept of night or day!  I hope this is helpful to you, as I found this to be one of those last minute, had to get done things that left me not knowing where to start.  Also included in the links are my favorite pair of yoga pants ever (that are great post-baby, because of the waistband that can fold up or down) and the extra art boards I brought so the nurses could put Vivi’s footprints on them for us to take home (more on that later!).  Happy Memorial Day!

20 Responses to “baby arrival checklist”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I adore this!! Thank you so much for the print out, I will use it for gifts and myself next month!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I adore this!! Thank you so much for the print out, I will use it for gifts and myself next month!!!

  3. Rachel @ Gilly Grey says:

    I love this!  I’m using it for myself and for a baby shower gift in the next few weeks!  Thanks so much for sharing.

    Rachel
    xoxo

  4. Elizabeth Meeh says:

    what a precious idea! i can’t wait to give this to my expectant friends and make one for myself, too!

  5. jenn king says:

    thank you SO MUCH :) i love that there is a pdf link. you’re the best!

  6. Meghan Bennett says:

    Thank you! This is super helpful! I was just looking for a list yesterday since I need to pack my own bag… I have 3 weeks left so I better get on that! 

  7. Megan Wright says:

    Ah this is so great! I will be using this for gifts. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Stacy Hanna says:

    Thanks for sharing! Say, you mentioned Art Boards for bringing to the hospital to have baby’s footprints put on. Do you think you could share more about these Art Boards? I’m really interested. =)

  9. Stacy Hanna says:

    Thanks for sharing! Say, you mentioned Art Boards for bringing to the hospital to have baby’s footprints put on. Do you think you could share more about these Art Boards? I’m really interested. =)

  10. Stacy Hanna says:

    Thanks for sharing! Say, you mentioned Art Boards for bringing to the hospital to have baby’s footprints put on. Do you think you could share more about these Art Boards? I’m really interested. =)

  11. Heather says:

    I just came across your blog via Pinterest. I LOVE it! Everything is so darling! I posted about your checklist on my blog. I hope you don’t mind! I made sure to link back to you, of course! Thanks for the download!

    http://www.thecoterieblog.com/2011/07/baby-arrival-checklist.html

  12. Heather says:

    I just came across your blog via Pinterest. I LOVE it! Everything is so darling! I posted about your checklist on my blog. I hope you don’t mind! I made sure to link back to you, of course! Thanks for the download!

    http://www.thecoterieblog.com/2011/07/baby-arrival-checklist.html

  13. Heather says:

    I just came across your blog via Pinterest. I LOVE it! Everything is so darling! I posted about your checklist on my blog. I hope you don’t mind! I made sure to link back to you, of course! Thanks for the download!

    http://www.thecoterieblog.com/2011/07/baby-arrival-checklist.html

  14. Heather says:

    I just came across your blog via Pinterest. I LOVE it! Everything is so darling! I posted about your checklist on my blog. I hope you don’t mind! I made sure to link back to you, of course! Thanks for the download!

    http://www.thecoterieblog.com/2011/07/baby-arrival-checklist.html

  15. Meg says:

    This is such a cute idea!  I love it!

  16. Caroline Cook says:

    Such a great checklist – thanks for sharing!  I’d love to know how you used the artboards with the footprints…

  17. amy says:

    Hi, so cute! I’d also like to know what you did with the boards for the footprints?  Can you elaborate?

    thanks!!!

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  19. Bee Bee says:

    thanks for this list I have so much to do to get ready for the baby sometimes I just forget and now I have something to help keep me organized you don’t know how much this means to me thanks.

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