Quoting Destiny Scott:" arent some of the things they give you just HORRIBLE?! lol i had totally planned to bring my own stuff ... [snip!] ... to need feminine products...nobody told me anything as far as that for my first pregnancy....i guess they assumed i knew lol"
That's how I was. I didn't even have "emergency" pads at home b/c I NEVER use them so we had to stop at Walmart on the way home to get them and some other "essentials" like yoga pants (since I didn't have any non-maternity pants without zippers and I had a c/s so I wanted NOTHING touching my scar if I could help it).
This time around I also might bring my own pillow since IDK how comfy the hospital ones will be (and they're kinda stingy on pillows) and also my comfort blanket (though I brought it to my other 2 deliveries). I'm actually going to PACK a bag this time since the last 2 times I didn't but we lived MUCH closer to the hospital then and I had family that was always coming and going.
What about a gift from baby to big brother? We weren't going to do that this time (and didn't when we went from 1 to 2) but after thinking about it, we decided that the baby should give each of the older kids a little something (probably a book for each of them since Lord knows both of them need more toys/stuffed animals like they need a hole in the head, LOL!)