I am not expecting a baby to come anytime before September 21, but I am starting to think about that hospital bag. Just in case. I won't pack it yet--for some reason I'm thinking it's a week 38 job--but I'm at least considering what should go into it. Which means I'm asking you. What should I bring? Is there a super important item that I won't think of? I don't entirely trust the online lists because they all include "prepaid phone card and a list of phone numbers"--seems slightly outdated and dumb. I know I need a toothbrush, camera/laptop, and (big) clothes to go home in. That's about it.
(I can't imagine going home with a baby. Driving a car with my baby in it? Scary! Kyle put the carseat in a couple weeks ago because he's excited, but I can't imagine it being occupied. We plan on driving through Arby's on the way home, because it's our tradition after leaving the hospital--and I'll probably need a chocolate milkshake more than ever. That's as far as I've planned, returning-home-as-parents-wise.)