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Delivery – Miscellaneous Stuff

Remember I packed a lot of stuff into my hospital luggage? So here’s a review on the items which I used and didn’t not use. 

For Baby:

– 2 set of baby’s tops and pants (Only 1 set was used. Mt Alvernia provided clothing for baby during the 3 days stay, so only 1 set is worn for discharge.)

– 2 mittens and booties (Baby is swaddled all the time, hence only 1 pair is required for discharge)

– 1 hat (Didn’t use it at all)

– 1 swaddle (Used at discharge)

– 4 pcs of newborn diapers (just in case) (Nope. This is no needed. The hospital provided a pack of diapers for each newborn and is more than enough for the 3 days. Extras were given to us on discharge day.)

– 1 pack of baby wipes (just in case) (Not needed as well. Hospital provided a big pack for each newborn)

For myself:

– 1 set of button front PJ (Didn’t use it. Was comfortable with the hospital gown so I wore that for the entire 3 days’ stay)

– 1 jacket (Didn’t use it. I was feeling very warm all the time. Ended up lending the jacket to my mum. Everyone except myself felt cold in the hospital)

– 1 hair brush and hair band (This is needed for mummies with long hair.)

– make-ups (Hell yeah!)

– make-up remover and facial wash (Hell yeah!)

– face moisturiser (yes, if you don’t want your face to be dry)

– 2 breast pads (Nope. Not enough milk to leak for the first 3 days)

– 2 nursing bras (Nope. Ended up bra-less for the entire 3 days stay. The hospital gown is thick enough to not reveal that I was bra-less

– 1 set of clothes for day of discharge (I wore back the clothes which I wore at admission)

– 1 pair of bathroom slippers (Nah… Hospital provided slippers)

– 1 handphone charger (This is more important than anything else!)

– 4 overnight pads (I finished using all the maternity pads provided during the 3 days stay, so it’s good to standby a few. Otherwise a new pack will be charged)

– 5 pcs of maternity pads (You can either bring overnight pads or maternity pads.)

– 1 pack of disposable panties (didn’t use it at all. I used maternity disposable shorts instead.)

– 1 pair of socks (Nah… Feeling too damn warm)

– 1 hair dryer (Yes, used it after washing my hair)

For the Husband:

– 1 jacket (Suggest all hubbies to wear thicker clothing. The delivery ward is really cold for them)

– 1 set of clothes (The Husband was grateful that I packed this for him.)

– 1 toothbrush and toothpaste (Hospital only provides 1 set so this is needed for hubbies who are staying over)

– 1 razer and shaving cream (Required as this is not provided by hospital)

– 1 towel (not required. The hospital provided 2 towels for the single room)
I am sharing the final bill for my 3D2N stay in Mt Alvernia single room (Normal delivery with epidural):


We requested for hearing test ($76) and metabolic test ($128) to be done. So the total amount is $7839.02 (including Medisave) for delivering Baby Chloe~

Week 34 Day 3

Weighed 63.2kg at home and at clinic today. For once the clinic’s weighing scale did not secretly increase the number. Dr. Tho was a bit concerned when he saw that my weight didn’t increase from the last visit, so I told him I was sick for a week and the medications I took. 

Ultrasound scan showed that the fibroid did not grow any bigger and is “flattened” by baby’s head. Baby is still in the head down position. Good job! Baby’s head and stomach measurements are normal, but the leg seems shorter than expected. Dr. Tho said that baby has my legs… Which simply means short legs… LOL… Well… I don’t have the tall genes and the MIL is also short, so there is higher chance of baby getting the “short gene”. 

Anyway, Baby’s weight is estimated to be 2.105kg. A little on the small side. Dr. Tho said that the growth is still in the acceptable range, and the short legs may have contributed to the smaller weight estimation. Maybe I should have more avocado milk shake and some durians to fatten baby up. 

2+ more weeks and baby will be reaching full term. So exciting! Dr. Tho will brief me on the delivery stuff at the next visit (week 36). 

I have more or less packed my hospital bag. Erm… Hospital luggage to be exact. Here’s what I intended to bring with me:

For Baby:

– 2 set of baby’s tops and pants

– 2 mittens and booties

– 1 hat

– 1 swaddle

– 4 pcs of newborn diapers (just in case)

– 1 pack of baby wipes (just in case)

For myself:

– 1 set of button front PJ

– 1 jacket

– 1 hair brush and hair band

– make-ups

– make-up remover and facial wash

– face moisturiser

– 2 breast pads

– 2 nursing bras

– 1 set of clothes for day of discharge

– 1 pair of bathroom slippers

– 1 handphone charger

– 4 overnight pads

– 5 pcs of maternity pads

– 1 pack of disposable panties

– 1 pair of socks

– 1 hair dryer

For the Husband:

– 1 jacket

– 1 set of clothes 

– 1 toothbrush and toothpaste

– 1 razer and shaving cream

– 1 towel

I packed for the Husband because he will be staying over in the hospital with me. Mt. A also provides basic toiletries in the single room but I just bring extra. 

If my post-delivery condition permits, I intend to bathe and wash my hair before the family comes to visit. I can imagine how gross it is after pushing the baby out. All the sweat and blood etc… And fresh make-up so that I won’t look too shitty. 

Now I just hope that things go according to the plan! Or at least don’t defer too much from the plan!