I remember when Kim Kardashian was getting ready to give birth to North West she talked about a glam squad coming to the hospital and people freaked out. They called her vein, said she was self absorbed, etc. I was totally team Kim. Giving birth doesn’t mean you have to look sweaty, gross, and like you ran a marathon. People say birth is a beautiful thing- they are confused. The IDEA of birth- a new life coming into the world, seeing your baby and holding them for the first time is beautiful- the actual ACT of birth .. not so much.
Call me crazy but when I went into labor with my second son, I was straightening my hair, making sure my nails weren’t chipped, and grabbing my make up so I could be sure to fix myself after he was born. If I had the means for a glam squad I would have been right up there with Kimmy K!
While my plan was all well and good to look gorgeous when I had my second son, once the rubber hit the road and the real contractions started, I pretty much threw my hair in a clip and high tailed to the hospital. BUT I was prepared with a bag of goodies so AFTER I had him I was ready to look presentable.
Here are some Hospital Glam Bag Must Haves
Towels– It sounds crazy, but the hospital towels they have are about the size of a wash cloth. Make sure you pack your towels from home to make drying off from the shower a little easier.
Hair straighener/ Wand– I liked to make sure my hair was done after my shower. I was getting a ton of visitors and taking a ton of pictures with the new baby. I love the fact that when I look back at the pictures from the hospital, I’m not thinking.. boy I was a hot mess!
Blow dryer– We actually forgot this and I was lost. Luckily my husband ran home and grabbed mine. After I took a shower, I wanted my hair nice and blow dried.
Comfortable clothes– I’m not one for wearing the hospital gowns. I liked being able to wear my own clothes and opted for comfy sweats and a comfortable shirt.
Everyone’s bag of goodies is different, but to make your hospital visit the most relaxing, incorporate things from home!
What are your glam bag must haves?
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