Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kodak Photo Book & What to Pack for the Hospital

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my post pregnancy progress! How has your week been? Things have been going well around here! I am happy to report that I got in another run yesterday (thanks to Josh’s Mom who watched the peanut) and did 5 1/4 miles!

Recently, I was selected by the FoodBuzz Taste Markers Program to build my own Kodak Gallery Photo Book (disclaimer: I received a coupon code to make this photo book for free).  This opportunity came at the perfect time! I made a photo book of Kaylin’s first two weeks.

Kodak Gallery is super simple to use:



I uploaded all of my photographs:


And then began cropping:



adjusting the order of my pictures, layout of the pages in my photo book (including backgrounds), and adding text:


I was super happy with the outcome and cannot wait for my book to arrive!


Want to make your own photo book? Kodak Gallery is providing an exclusive 40% off a medium photo book for you! You can redeem this offer at anytime before 8/31.


I have been getting a lot of questions lately about what to pack in your hospital bag for labor and delivery. There are lots of great lists out there (including this one), but here were the items I thought were important to have:

  • Flip flops for the hospital shower
  • Dry shampoo (once you have the baby, if you just want to clean up without fully taking a shower- dry shampoo rocks)
  • A robe
  • Socks
  • Snacks (for both you and your husband/partner)
  • Laptop (you won't get on it much- but its nice to have)
  • Video Camera & Camera
  • Pads (the hospital provides heavy duty pads- which you may want to use, but its nice to have your own too)
  • Comfortable clothes (easy to nurse in if breast feeding) & a going home outfit for you and your baby
  • My breast friend/boppy (whatever you’re going to use for breast feeding)
  • Nipple cream/butter (apply after every time you breast feed- I used one by Burt’s Bees)
  • Chap stick/lip balm
  • Drivers license & Insurance card
  • Contact case/glasses (if applicable)
  • All other bathroom necessities/toiletries
  • Slippers
  • Music!
  • A change of clothes (or a couple) for your husband/partner (warm clothes and cool clothes- the hospital room temperatures can be unpredictable)
  • Cell Phone
  • Car seat

Hope this helps! Be back with more food & a giveaway on Friday!!

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