WHATS IN MY HOSPITAL BAG

With labor and delivery right around the corner we have been very busy every weekend preparing for our little one. One of the many items on my "to do" list has been getting my Hospital Bag/Labor & Delivery "tool kit" ready to go! 

Ive done loads of research, Mason thinks I am overly prepared but ive never done this before and you never know what to fully expect. If I have learned anything in pregancy its to expect the unexpected, so I would rather be that cray cray mama that is overly prepared. 

I will be going all natural so my hospital bag is tailored towards my natural birth. When looking at any reference make sure you are taking into account what your hospital does and does not provide so you know, they are all different! 

Check out the video below! 

- CLOTHING FOR ME -

-FlipFlops/Slippers
-Fuzzy socks with grip (2 pairs) 
-Yoga socks
-Sweat pants, mine are from Gypsy Warrior.
-Leggings
-Nursing bras/boobie pads for both breastfeeding & for labor/delivery
-Long sleeved shirt, thrift find! 
-Short sleeved shirt, Urban Outfitters.
-Cardigan or sweater
-Robe & nightgown for labor/delivery, robe is also a good layer to have after delivery, the one I snagged is from Target. 
-Glasses

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- TOILETRIES - 

-Dry shampoo
-Deodorant
-Soap
-Face Wash, TruSelf Organics. 
-Moisturizer, TruSelf Organics. 
-Lip balm, overnight balm from Bath & Body Works. 
-Nipple cream, Earth Mama. 
-Bottom butter, Earth Mama.
-CC cream/tinted moisturizer, IT Cosmetics. 
-Coconut oil for lubrication & lotion for both me & baby - doTERRA always. 

-Bobby pins/hair tyes
-Headbands

- PAIN RELIEF - 

-Heat pad
-Essential oils (deep blue, black pepper, Past Tense, InTune, balance, vetiver, lavender, geranium, Wild Orange and Peppermint). 
-Ziploc bags for essential oils, check with your hospital on diffusing oils.  
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- ELECTRONICS - 

-Power strip
-Phone charger, mobile & plug in
-Cameras, Canon G7X & Canon Rebel T2i. 
-Camera chargers
-Headphones
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- FOOD & DRINK - 

-Water, my hospital provides a water bottle. 
-Coconut water
-Pistachios & almonds
-Energy bar
-Apples & peanut/almond butter (to be eaten at home) 
-Mints

- FOR BABY - 

-Boppy, for breastfeeding (also good for a c section)
-2 swaddles, aden + anais muslim & baby blanket. 
-2 sleepers, Carters. 
-3 onesies, Carters. 
-2 take home outfits (gotta have options), Carters. 

-Socks, gloves, hats, etc..! 

-Soap & shampoo, we want to use our own non toxic soap (Honest Co) if we decide to give her a bath at the hospital. There is alot of benefits to delaying the bath. 

- MISC - 

-Birth Plan
-Wallet , drivers license & insurance cards
-Worry stone (focus item) 
-Birth stone dedicated to baby (focus item) 

I hope this is a valuable resource if you are in preparation mode right now! Sending you all so much love and light! 

Much love, 

-Magnolia Rose

In Honor of our Little One!

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I cant believe how quickly pregnancy goes by, I am now 36 weeks and feeling totally huge and very hormonal! I remember like it was yesterday when I was just a mini 4 weeks and first finding out we were pregnant. Now ive got just 4 weeks left, potentially less if my intuition is on point. 

In honor of baby Leona, we put together a baby shower last week with some of our closest friends and family. 

My mom went above and beyond to make this celebration possible, taking care of every detail so that Mace and I could just relax. It was so nice to just enjoy our shower and not stress about any of it. 

She had print outs of ideas found on Pinterest and took her time picking out the cutest boho decorations for weeks.

I felt so spoiled with her attention to detail and diligent research! She really went above and beyond! I hope she knows how grateful we both are.  

My grandma added her own personal vintage touch with some handmade decorations and everything turned out so cute! 

We wanted a really casual coed baby shower so that everyone could come and go on their busy Saturday. It was very relaxed and very stress free! 

Peeps were in and out with their families and it was great catching up with everyone.

My mom got pictures of all of the decorations and Masons cute sister helped out a lot with snagging pictures of our guests with my polaroid camera. I plan on hanging all of the polaroid pictures in her room and putting a few in her baby book.

I am so grateful for the love and support that Mace and I have, we are surrounded by the greatest people. Thank you to my sweet mom for taking such great care of us, both mine and Masons family for the continuous love and support, and all of our sweet friends and co workers who have been our greatest cheerleaders from day one. 

In addition to our overwhelming circle of support I couldn't ask for a better partner in this crazy journey. 

From day one with Mason its been magic, I know I brag about him OFTEN but the way we came to be and the way everything has turned out is a miracle and I am filled with so much gratitude.

It blows my mind that he is mine and I feel so lucky to have him. He is the most incredible man with the goofiest personality and the sweetest soul.

I cant wait to see him be a daddy to our little one, he will be the best dad and together this baby will be surrounded by so much love. 

Crazy to think that we are down to the final weeks and we'll be holding our little creation so soon. Who knows, my next blog post could be about her! C-R-A-Z-Y!

Sending you all love! 

-Magnolia Rose