Most people tell me to just relax and enjoy my stay in hospital with our new bundle of joy, and for the most part I will be lapping up the snuggles and cuds and time to bond.
But anyone that knows me well, knows that I despise being left alone in hospital for hours at a time. It gets much worse when the doctors start talking days…
Since I will be having a planned Caesarean section again, they have already suggested that the minimum stay that I will have in hospital will be 5 days. Longer if there are any complications.
5 freakin’ days!!! Oh and did I mention it’s also 100kms from home…..
For starters, I don’t cope being away from the kids that well. It’s the control freak in me. I worry myself sick about them and how my hubby will cope with everything on his own. I worry about other people having to help look after them all so hubby can spend some time bonding with bub as well.
For the 5 days I will be in hospital I will feel like I am in prison. I don’t sleep there, the food is average and the thoughts of the loved ones that I have lost in the same place haunt me.
So this time, I am going in prepared. I am creating a Pregnancy Hospital Stay Survival Kit to keep me busy in those hours when bub is asleep and I am bored and lonely.
Here’s what I plan on packing:
* My MacBook.
I will miss it far too much if I leave it at home, and I will have 50,000+ photos of my monsters with me the whole time.
* My iPad.
This will double as a distraction for the monsters when they come to visit and will also connect up to the internet on my phone which will allow me to keep up to date on Common Chaos Chronicle on Facebook.
Hubby is also planning on loading the iPad up with some TV shows etc for me to watch if I get really bored.
* My Crotchet.
I may as well use some of the time to make something special for bub. That’s if the sleep deprivation doesn’t have me missing stitches and adding stitches everywhere….
* My Nikon Camera.
Why not document the first few day’s of my baby’s life in full detail??? I will become the hospital paparazzi for 5 days.
Which I will load onto my MacBook & my iPhone. Yes, slack me has not got a single sound on it yet!
* Notepad and Paper.
Sometimes I just prefer to write or draw rather than type.
Just a few healthy choices in case I get hungry and cannot stand their dry bickies any longer 🙂
* A lockable suitcase.
To store all my valuables in. I am usually given my own room as I have to have surgery, but if I do end up sharing a room I want to know that my things will be safe.
What other things can you think of that would be good to take into hospital to keep me entertained??? I would love some more suggestions!