our hospital bag + a Pink Blush Giveaway!

So my doctor told me to be packed for the hospital at 30 weeks… I had a small heart attack… what do we pack?! I have to tell you – the jackpot of information is found in blogs! Go momma bloggers, go! I’ve found tons of lists, even a whole list of what you don’t actually need to bring for baby babies. 

Unlike a normal singleton pregnancy, I’m at a much higher risk for a c-section. Oh twins. Making things crazy from the very start! I’ll be packing for four days, and if we need anything after that, I’ll send hubby home for a quick restock.

Most likely, I’d go into labor on my own at home, or, you know, in Target… and we’d head to the hospital. After an ultrasound to see how sweet babes are positioned, we’d make decisions from there. The less likely scenario is that they just don’t decide to come, and we hit a scheduled c-section around 38 weeks. Y’all raise your hand if you’d want to carry twins to 38 weeks. Anyone? Anyone? Me either.

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For Husband: This one’s easy. 4 t-shirts. 4 boxers. 4 pairs of socks. 2 Jeans. 2 Gym Shorts. Oh the bliss of being a man.

Toiletries: travel size!

Maxi Dresses: With the likelihood of a c-section, I’m planning to wear dresses instead of pants. I’m taking two!

Nightgown: I found a great nightgown that’s gasp long enough for me + loose around the midsection… It’s also loose enough up top that it’s nursing friendly.


Robe: Let me tell you what! Finding plus size clothing is hard enough. Plus size maternity clothes? Affordable? Near impossible. That said, I’m so excited to be teaming up with Pink Blush Maternity – where I finally found the pregnancy clothes jackpot!

What's In My Hospital Bag | Labor And Delivery | Packing For The Hospital | Twin Delivery | The Salt Water Wife | Pink Blush Maternity Giveaway #GIVEAWAY

What's In My Hospital Bag | Labor And Delivery | Packing For The Hospital | Twin Delivery | The Salt Water Wife | Pink Blush Maternity Giveaway #GIVEAWAY

This robe is not only perfect for wearing before babies come due to its cozy size and high waisted tie, but it will also be perfect for after babies, when I’m needing something comfortable to wear & still wanting to feel like a mildly decent looking human being. Honestly, I’d have ordered this robe even when I wasn’t pregnant! It’s so soft, I basically plan to live in it from here on out.

What's In My Hospital Bag | Labor And Delivery | Packing For The Hospital | Twin Delivery | The Salt Water Wife | Pink Blush Maternity Giveaway #GIVEAWAY What's In My Hospital Bag | Labor And Delivery | Packing For The Hospital | Twin Delivery | The Salt Water Wife | Pink Blush Maternity Giveaway #GIVEAWAY

If you’re in need of any apparel (women’s, maternity, nursing, baby, etc), I’d recommend taking a peek at everything Pink Blush has to offer!

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GIVEAWAY!! One lucky reader is going to win a $75 Gift Card! Leave a comment below and share this post on Facebook for your chance to win! *If you have already won a PinkBlush giveaway within the past 3 months, you will not be eligible to win. Winners must wait 3 months before they are eligible to enter to win again.*

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Super duper big thanks to Pink Blush for the beautiful robe, and for sponsoring this post!

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Unmentionables: Nursing bras and socks… & I found quite a few mom-bloggers that recommended packing… wait for it… Hanes’ Men’s Underwear for wearing the week or so after babies! Highlights: high waisted, looser fit. I’ll let you put two and two together. I’ll be sure to follow up on this trick!

The (real) Camera: Not relying on the iphones for this one! Given our likely ample time in the hospital, we’ll have tons of opportunity to get lots of pictures with our brand new babes!

Headphones + Chargers: There’s no telling who will be sleeping and when. Don’t wake sleeping babies? How about don’t wake sleeping new parents of twins.

For babies: Going home outfits! Our hospital provides everything they need while we are there… So we’ll bring a blanket for each, and a going home outfit for each…. with maybe a few extras.

What about you? Is there anything you wish you had at the hospital? Things we definitely won’t need? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts on packing for the hospital!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Sarah Woodward July 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Love reading your blog! So excited for you and Marshall! I would love to win!

  • Reply Julie Satterwhite July 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Take EVERYTHING they give you at the hospital, and even pack some before you leave and ask for me. I’m talking mesh underwear (seriously they are worth it), diapers, wipes, pacifiers, baby hats, giant pads (again seriously), squirt bottle, nipple cream, any pump parts they might give you, inflatable thing to sit on (I had some serious stitches), ice packs, etc… it’s all rolled into your full hospital cost so don’t leave anything behind. I took enough home with me to store some away for the next round.

    • Reply Julie Satterwhite July 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Oh and when you are packing food for snacking on at the hospital, make sure to pack snacks for dad. I know one mom that didn’t and her husband almost passed out his blood sugar had dropped so much. I didn’t eat much during labor (it made me queasy) but Will did and he appreciated food he liked since the hospital didn’t provide him food and the cafeteria left much to be desired.

  • Reply Alyssa July 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    love the robe!! I need to look them up!!

  • Reply Andrea July 30, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Good luck. It sounds like you have everything covered. I love pink blush but didn’t discover it until my last trimester of my second pregnancy.. I packed my own extra large and soft bath towel. The ones at our hospital were small and hard.. My hubs also had to bring more clothes for our newest addition as she was so tiny and the hospital provides shirts that were way too big for her. He actually has to go out the night we had her and find preemie clothes as we did not expect to have a 4.5lb babe. Can’t wait to see pics of your precious babes!

  • Reply Carmen McGugin July 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I will have to check out Pinkblush! Love the robe!! 38 weeks with twins is amazing! Although I can imagine how ready you’d be by that point haha I would love to win! 🙂

    We didn’t pack much with our first. Two outfits for us both, toiletries, camera/chargers and snacks. An outfit for baby!

  • Reply Ashley July 30, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    So excited for you! Praying you still have a few more weeks to go!

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  • Reply Amanda chandler July 31, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    You look absolutely amazing! You and Marshall are going to be unbelievable parents! I would give you some tips about once you go to the hospital. But honestly it all happens so fast…and you all have eachother! Please let us know if you need anything 💗

  • Reply Mary Gaudet August 2, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I’m expecting twin girls and have been slowly packing my hospital bag this week! I love the PinkBlush robes…so pretty and great for all the pictures people will be taking! Thanks for hosting this giveaway 🙂

  • Reply Seasonal Blog Joy August 2, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Twin! Good thing you’re so organized!

  • Reply Jeanne August 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful Mother To Be

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