Our bags are packed and in the car. This, I assume, ensures us several more days before the little one arrives. :)
Even though my bag is already in the car, I decided to do some research on what the mighty expert known as Dr. Google would have to say about it, just to make sure I do have what I need. There were obvious things, like something to wear home, something for the baby to wear home, a toothbrush. (These I could figure out for myself.)
Then there are some outdated things. For instance, almost every list I saw told the dad to bring "change for a payphone, calling card, and a list of phone numbers."
Since when does someone these days need change for a payphone? Every 15 year old pregnant patient I've delivered has either made a phone call or sent a text with in minutes of giving birth. Even my Mennonite patients use the cell phone in the delivery room.
And they all also still say to bring camera and film. Which also seems like a somewhat quaint suggestion.
I did see some good suggestions - I don't have lip balm packed- which does seem like a great idea. Anyone else out there with good suggestions for what to bring? Or things you wish you had but didn't?