Youtube Channel

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I am still in the newborn bubble and still adjusting to my new life with a baby. Lucas is now 1 month old now and I feel like this month has flown by. Look out for a one month update later on this week. 🙂 However, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that my boyfriend and I have decided to start a new Youtube Channel!!!

This, for me, is stepping out of my comfort zone slightly, but it’s also very exciting and something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. We explain our reasons as to why we have decided to start this channel in our first video which has already been posted, you can find it in the end of this post.

We aim to post at least 1 video every week (Wednesday) and we will focus mainly on us, our life with a newborn, our struggles, travelling and living in London. All video ideas are welcome so if there’s something you’d like us to talk about or something you’d like to see then please let me know! It would mean the world to me if you could support us and follow our journey on Youtube. To subscribe to our Youtube channel, please click here.

Please see our first video below. We promise we will get better at this! First times are never easy and talking to a camera is pretty awkward the first time you do it! However, we hope this is just the beginning for us so stay tuned and enjoy the video. 🙂

Love,

K.

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Packing my hospital bag

Hello everyone! After preparing the house before the baby’s arrival, this week I finally have everything ready to start packing my hospital bag. I know we still have a few weeks to go, but given my obsessive planning nature I thought I’d feel more calm and relaxed if I had everything ready to go. I have decided to take 2 separate bags. One for me and one for the baby. If I’m too tired to explain to my partner where things for the baby are packed then it will be easier for him to look for them. My baby bag is all ready to go, but I am still waiting for some bits and pieces to be delivered for me. I have decided to create a list for those of you who are struggling with what to pack with you. After the baby is born, I will update this post with the things I didn’t need in the end and those I needed but didn’t pack.

Baby bag

baby hospital bag
  • 3 bodysuits
  • 3 sleepsuits
  • 1 sleeping sack
  • a pair of socks
  • mittens (most of our bodysuits have ‘built in’ mittens)
  • cotton hat
  • blanket
  • nappies
  • wipes
  • 2 muslin squares
  • snowsuit
  • car seat – not in the bag obviously!

My bag

hospital bag
  • phone charger
  • maternity notes with birthplan
  • buttoned nightie
  • headphones
  • snacks ( I bought some dried fruit and granola bars) and isotonic drinks
  • wash bag with toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, soap, hair ties, deodrant, lip balm
  • maternity pads
  • towel – in case my waters break before I get to the hospital
  • dressing gown
  • flip flops
  • outfit to wear when I leave the hospital
  • cash – in case me or my partner get hungry
  • breast pads
  • nursing bra
  • nipple cream – all mums I’ve spoken to swear by this
  • nipple shields
  • socks
  • camera with extra batteries

I’m hoping that we will have a straightforward birth with no complications, but just in case we need to stay at the hospital overnight I packed some extra clothes for the baby. My partner will also have a bag of his own in case he stays with us. The hospital is a 10 min drive from our house so if there’s something missing or we desperately need something then he can also go and pick it up. I’ve decided not to pack a breast pump as they have them in hospitals.

I loved packing my hospital bag and I hope I have thought of most of the things that I will need, but if you think that there are bits and bobs that I have forgotten then please let me know! I know there will be things that will be forgotten when the time comes and that’s ok. After all, this is a first for me! 🙂

Love,

K.

33 weeks pregnant
33 weeks pregnant – excuse the face it was very early in the morning!
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