This week of pregnancy things have continued to all get a bit more real! We had two more NCT classes (I’m going to write about the breastfeeding one separately, I think!) and have been buying more bits to go in the hospital bag(s!).
After being a bit unsure as to whether we’d wasted a significant amount of money on NCT classes, now that they’re done I’m really pleased that we invested in them. We’ve met such a great group of people; we all went out for lunch after the last class on Saturday and it was really fun. We’re trying to arrange another meet up before the babies arrive but all our diaries are starting to look rather busy so it’s proving something of a challenge!
As for the contents of the hospital bag, I’m still not sure we have everything we need (I’ll do a post on this when I’m feeling more confident that we have!). I do enjoy chatting to mums, though, about things they found useful in theirs. For example, I didn’t realise until this morning that you’re supposed to take vests AND sleep suits, to be worn by the baby simultaneously! Who knew?! I thought the baby would be too hot with two layers, but I suppose it makes sense that the little thing will be a bit chilly having been wrapped up at body temperature for the past nine months!
We also bought some cute little hats to go with the baby grows we’ve already purchased. Having bought quite a few girly bits, we’ve now started hedging our bets as we’ve still not had clear confirmation of the gender and have purchased some more gender neutral newborn stuff! We bought the cutest giraffe baby grow and hat from Jojo Maman Bebe as I had a gift voucher left over from Christmas – I do wish we could afford to buy everything from there though, it’s just gorgeous!
It is tough to know what to buy though, as everything you read seems to have conflicting advice about how much or what to include. Thank goodness we are lucky enough to only live five minutes away from the hospital, so hubby can pop home for anything we’ve forgotten!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. We paid for the items mentioned ourselves.