"Have you packed your hospital bag yet?" That is what everyone asked me in my last month of pregnancy. I remember answering, "partly." I said that because my bag was partly packed and partly because I didn't know what to put in there!
I was fortunate to have a few friends that gave me the low-down on what to pack and what not to pack. The trouble was that I didn't want to be unprepared so I ended up packing all of the what-to-packs...just in case.
My friend Shawna told me that I should bring some warm socks because her feet got cold in labor (and, actually, I had read that in several books)...so I did. In the end, I didn't end up using them in labor, but I was happy I had them when I arrived home because I spent the first few weeks pitter-pattering around the house in my extra soft and snuggly socks.
At the time, I wasn't sure what brand my socks were, but I just received a pair of socks from Karen Neuburger and now I'm fairly certain that that's where they were from. KN socks are luxurious to pull on. They're unbelievably downy and it's the next best thing to a pedicure when you can't get out there to have one done (like right after childbirth).
KN offers a variety of chenille socks for women and also offers lounge socks for infants and kids. They can be purchased online or at a retail store near you. Prices range between $9 and $15 per pair of socks.
YOUR TURN: What were your "must-have" items for during labor and immediately postpartum? You can find my "what to put in your hospital bag" list here.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a pair of women's socks and a pair of infant socks from Karen Neuburger. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Saturday, May 31 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, June 1. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #58 Glenda D. Congratulations!