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  1. This is a great list! We are pregnant with our first, and I probably would not have thought of half of these things. We have 3 1/2 months to go, and we are realizing that, yikes, we have a lot to learn and figure out! The months fly by!

    1. I was not aware of any of these when I was expecting my first so don’t feel like you are behind at all! Glad you have found this list helpful! 🙂

  2. This is such a great list! I was pregnant for 5 years in a row so boy can I relate to this list!

    1. 5 years! Oh my, you are amazing. I had two back to back pregnancies then took about a year and a half off and ready to give birth to my 3rd any day now. So I have been stocking up and getting things ready 🙂

  3. I would add those waterproof flannel pads to lay under your torso when sleeping. My milk leaked constantly throughout the night and caused crunchy sheets. The pads meant I didn’t need to wash all the sheets.
    The other thing I was always appreciative of having were those blue plastic backed pads to put under my hips at night. It caught the mess when my pad wasn’t set correctly or filled up. You can usually get the ones remaining in the pack that the hospital opened.

    1. Those are great suggestions Marla! I remember many a night waking up to wet sheets because of the leaky milk. I remember with my first baby my husband wanted to put a plastic table cloth on my side of the bed in case my water broke in the middle of the night!

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  5. I am stopping in from the Frugal Friday Link Up. I think this is a great list of essentials for a new mom. I would think a note pad would be helpful. I like to write stuff down. 🙂

    1. Yes! Me too. I actually just placed my memory journal into the diaper bag so that I could record his birth story and other important events from the birth that I don’t want to forget.

  6. This is a great list! I found iodine a great essential. The hospital gave me some, but I ordered more online to mix with water for my squirt bottle and it really helped with the healing.

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