Hospital Bag #3: bringing our baby home

I love those cute little clothes for our Baby-Boy Bruno, they are just too adorable:

Clothes for bringing our Baby home
Clothes for bringing our Baby home
As we assume our Baby-Boy will be born sometime in March and as we know the weather here can be either sunny and warm or snowy and cold, we need to prepare.

I packed a few body suits, two caps, tiny tiny socks and “shoes“, a blanket to wrap him in (if he wants), cuddly pants and a cuddly jacket. If it’s really cold (or if we are being told we need it) we’ll put him in the snow suit.

He’ll be wearing the cute little romper suit which says “Thank heaven for little boys”

Thank heaven for little boys
Thank heaven for little boys body suit

Hospital Bag #2: after birth

Here are the things I’m going to take with me to the hospital:

Hospital bag for after the birth
Hospital bag for after the birth
Not sure what I need but the bag is big 🙂

  1. Throw away panties (why bother with huge pads)
  2. Breastfeeding pads
  3. Pads
  4. Panties
  5. Our Baby Book (so that I can write down everything right away without forgetting something)
  6. Warm socks
  7. Towels and wash cloth (who knows if I need towels…)
  8. Wrap around cardigan
  9. Normal longsleeve
  10. Longsleeve for breastfeeding
  11. Nightgown for breastfeeding
  12. Breastfeeding tops
  13. Jogging pants
  14. Ultra long and thick pads
  15. Bodylotion, toothpaste, nipple cream, soap, shampoo & conditioner, bodycream, ear-plugs, throw away wash cloths

Hospital Bag #1: labor bag

It’s almost complete – the bag I’m going to take to the delivery room with me

My hospital labor bag
My hospital labor bag

  1. My birth plan and all important documents and diagnostic findings
  2. A Hello Kitty blanket for when I’m freezing
  3. Two comfy pants – I’ll probably wear the black ones on the way to the hospital
  4. Baby’s music teddy bear
  5. A notebook and pen for writing my at that moment non-online birth blog 🙂
  6. Tissues
  7. Slippers
  8. My iPod with music and charging cable
  9. Boxers and a T-Shirt for my bubby
  10. Sweets for my bubby (and maybe me if I’m in the mood for food)
  11. My camera and charging cable
  12. Pads and bigger sized panties
  13. Two pair of warm socks
  14. My delivery gown
  15. A bathrobe
  16. Body oil, Lip balm, face/hand cream, tooth brush & tooth paste, hairbrush, breast-feeding pads
  17. Hairbands

Still missing something to drink and maybe a massage ball.

My 26th week baby bump story

26th week

How far along: 25 weeks 5 days
How much do I weigh: 54,8 kg (+6 kg) Are my pink pants getting tighter? I think so… thighs are getting fatter 🙁
Belly size: Circumference 92cm, Top to Bottom 32 cm

Baby Bump Week 26 - 25w5d
Baby Bump Week 26 – 25w5d

Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Getting up once
Food (non) cravings: Bavarian Pretzels
Symptoms: Calf cramps at night after the gym (once) and some lower back pain sometimes
Maternity clothes: Jeans, my regular tops are getting tighter each week too though
Stretch marks: None yet
Miss anything: Glühwein (Mulled wine) maybe a tiny bit, but the non alcoholic punch is just as good
Looking forward to: My Christmas vacation! Soon! Seeing Baby-Boy-Bruno in five days again, maybe?
Best happenings this week:

  • Looked at hospital #5 on Thursday and we both liked it, so I guess I have my two hospitals I’m going to register. I’m happy.
  • Went to a yummy Mexican restaurant which tasted just like in Mexico (or Texas).
  • Got a bunch of Baby stuff (clothes, toys, shoes) from friends, I’ll have lots to do during my Christmas vacation with sorting out the things I want and things I don’t want/need.

Movement: Daily
Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: As I was gone this weekend I only went to the gym once. Otherwise the regular 30 Minute walk during lunch and my bike ride / walk to work and back.

My 25th week baby bump story

25th week

How far along: 24 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 54,0 kg (+ 5,2 kg)
Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 92cm and from top to bottom it’s 34cm

Baby Bump Week 25 - 24w6d
Baby Bump Week 25 – 24w6d
Belly button in or out: Still in, sort of
Sleep: Good, I sometimes get up once, sometimes not
Food (non) cravings: Gewürzspekulatius (spiced shortcrust biscuit)

  • Out of breath easily when walking stairs
  • Can’t bend that well anymore to put on socks or shoes or pick up something from the floor

Maternity clothes: Jeans and tops. Got a big bag with maternity clothes from my best friend and found some cute tops and some sport pants.
Stretch marks: Nope
Miss anything: Here’s what I don’t miss:

  • getting terrible PMS every month
  • having my period for 7+ days
  • to have to pull my belly in after each meal so that it still looks flat

Looking forward to: My Christmas vacation and sleeping in daily then.
(Best) happenings this week:

  • Looked at hospital #4. We both liked it but read about this huge scandal which happened last year concerning the pediatric clinic, so now I’m a bit confused.
  • Went to the musical “Dirty Dancing”. It was made very cute but doesn’t come close to Phantom of the Opera or Grease
  • Made an appointment with the doctor who will be delivering my child (if I decide for to deliver at hospital #3)
  • Hearing that my boyfriends’ best friend got engaged and he’ll be the best man

Movement: Daily
Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, I love seeing all the Christmas lights outside when riding/walking through the city and listening to Christmas music whilst driving my boyfriend nuts.
Sports: At the moment I go on Friday and Sunday. My heart rate is a bit wacky, it’s up to 160 after I change clothes but goes down very fast. Not sure if it’s just not working correctly or if that’s another pregnancy symptom. Also started a DVD called “fit during pregnancy” today. No pain, no sweat – never had such a relaxing sport session 🙂 It felt good though, exercises for the pelvic floor, legs, arms, it was good.