Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Preparing for our new bundle of joy!

I noticed that since the beginning of March, and even during the end of February, I didn't even have at least one post here in my blog.

Since I started reaching my 8th month of pregnancy, I've been so lazy. My baby's getting bigger and still very active like before. Here's a photo of the 3D scan taken last month (he's trying to cover his face with his hand... the sonographer actually tried to make him move his hand away by jiggling my tummy, but that only made him try to lift his feet up... haha...)

I wasn't really in bed the whole day, or throughout the week (even though sometimes that's what I want to do... just sleep, eat and sleep) I rather be at the office, finishing as much work before I take my maternity leave. Sometimes I also feel like having the office at home instead.

As my pregnancy passed the middle stage, I fear that I am blatantly unaware of how to take care of my baby. I spoke to my friends about this and asked them to help me and my hubby find some childcare classes that we could attend to teach us about all the important things to take care of our newborn.

Luckily, one of my friend is a nurse and has offered to help teach me when my newborn has arrived.

Basically, I'm treading on new water and having to rely on my friend, books, doctor, internet and instinct. But doing all the necessary things beforehand parents, especially the mommy, to rest instead of rushing around everywhere when the baby is born.

I mean, let's face it, we would rather spend all our time with our newfound happiness, instead of trying to frantically get everything prepared for him.

So, my hubby and I browsed through the internet to get a list of what to prepare before the actual day of delivery.

Just to share with other Moms-to-be out there, We found this list from a website. This list has been accumulated from pregnancy sites, so it should be somewhat accurate:

Hospital Stay

Tip: pack your hospital stay bag 1 month before your due date.

Nightgown/t-shirt to give birth in
Nightgown/slippers to wear after delivery
Nursing bras and pads (pads even if you're not breast feeding for leakage)
Birth plan
Wet wipes and/or a sponge
Books/magazines/personal stereo & music
Hand mirror to see your baby being born
Warm socks
Drinks & snacks
Money/phonecard and telephone numbers
Camera/Video camera, film, batteries, and tapes
Shampoo & Conditioner

Makeup (if you feel like it)
Toothpaste and toothbrush/Mouthwash
Stop Watch with second hand (to time contractions)
A picture or stuffed animal to use as a focal point when in labor
Journal or Diary
Going Home Clothes
Diaper bag with diapers, wipes, changing pad, burp cloths, and a change of clothes for baby
Car seat
Bottles and formula (if not breast feeding)
A knitted baby cap
Recieving blankets

Baby's First Months


6 cotton shirts
6 stretchsuits
6 vests/bodysuits
2 cardigans
4 pairs socks/booties
4 Bibs
Hats & mittens
4 socks or booties
2 hooded bath towels


2+ bottles (for water)
1 bottle and nipple brush
6-8 nipples and caps
Breast Feeding
Breast pads
Breast pump
Milk storage kit/bottle


6 bottles, teats & tops
Sterilizing equipment
Bottle warmer
Bottle brush


Bath tub (optional)
4 washcloths
Nail scissors/clippers
Brush & comb
Toiletries: baby bath,
shampoo, lotion, powder,
wipes, cotton wool,
ear buds, Diaper cream
Changing mat
Diaper disposal unit
Diaper sacks
Diaper pail
Disposable Diapers
(10-12 diapers a day for first month or so)
or Cloth Diapers
(can use for burping too)
Diaper liners
Rubber pants or diaper covers
Diaper pins


Car seat
Baby Carrier
Changing bag
Sun canopy/parasol


Cot or cotbed
Crib & Mattress
Crib bumper pads
Nursery thermometer
Baby monitor
For Cradle, Pram or Carrycot
3-4 fitted sheets
2-3 flat sheets
3 blankets


Activity centre
Play mat
Crib Mobile
Musical night light
High chair
Baby swing
Play pen
Changing table

We're both really excited to see our baby boy. Our friends have also helped us during the preparation.

We can't wait to welcome our new baby to our home.


  1. good luck and advance congratulations! :)

  2. Your baby already has a personality, LOL. Don't worry too much about the other stuff... the most important thing is you're healthy and comfortable.

  3. @Lynn: Thanks Lynn. My friends' been telling me not to worry so much as well. Thanks. =)

    @Dori and Auj: Thanks =)

  4. Congrats on your baby boy... bakit nga ganoon ano? ang tamad-tamad natin kapag preggy tayo?...