Morgan Matkovic, our dear friend and local mom behind the ever-so-popular blog Lilies & Lambs, is expecting Baby #2 VERY soon! To celebrate, Greenwich Moms is teaming up with Lilies & Lambs to share Hospital Bag Essentials and to give away one bag filled to the brim with all the must-haves to one lucky reader.

We put together a list of hospital bag essentials to give you the gift of time! Giving birth is no easy feat. Arrive at the hospital prepared with the necessities to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. We have also learned a few tips along the way… if this is not your first rodeo, a gift for a sibling is always a plus!

Scroll down to see what’s in Morgan’s bag…

and scroll further to see all of the goodies we are giving away and to enter to win!

Take a Peek Inside Morgan’s Bag:

Comfy PJs
“I think I lived in PJs for about three weeks after having Maddie. Once baby comes there’s nothing like finally getting out of that hospital gown and cozying up in a pair of your own comfy pajamas.”

Take Home Outfit for Baby + Baby Blanket
“I’ve already packed my take-home outfit from Sammy + Nat- they have the most adorable prints in itty bitty footie sets that are perfect for hospital photo-ops. I’m also bringing along a super soft baby blanket- I brought Maddie’s with me when I delivered her, and she still sleeps with it every single night.”

Scrunchie
“To comfortably pull this hair back during labor, and probably for many days to follow.”

Sleep Mask
“Rest can be scarce in the hospital- with the bright lights and feedings, and nurses constantly checking on you throughout the night it can be hard to get some sleep. But this time around I’ll be bringing along my favorite monogrammed sleeping mask to soak in every second of rest I can.”

PartumCare
“Finally! A comfy, stretchy, breathable pair of underwear to get your through that postpartum stage.”

Water Bottle
“To stay hydrated in those super dry hospital rooms.”

Snacks
“I gave birth to Maddie at around 3am. I was starving after hours of labor, and NOTHING WAS OPEN. I’ll be bringing along all the snacks this time around.”

Gift for Sibling
“Whenever I ask advice on prepping for Baby Number Two, seasoned moms typically recommend bringing along a gift for the soon-to-be big sister. I will be wrapping a little gift up to give to Maddie in the hospital from the baby upon her arrival.”

Travel Sized Skin Care
“The shower situation left me a little wanting first time around- showering in the bathroom with a hose doesn’t exactly scream luxury- so this time I’m making sure to bring as many of my favorite beauty and cleansing products along in hopes of feeling as much like myself as possible after having baby.”

Flip Flops
“Again, due to the shower situation.”

Cozy Towel
“I forgot this key item the first time around, and I deeply regretted it. This time, I’ll be bringing along a big, cozy towel that will make me feel clean as a whistle and a little bit like home.”

Warm Socks
“To keep those toes warm in those chilly hospital rooms.”

Google Home Mini
“We listen to music on our mini at home most days, and it always puts me in a good mood. I’ll be bringing one along to the hospital to play some of our favorite tunes while we’re there.”

What We’re Giving Away – A $1500 Value!

One Jujube hospital Bag

Roller Rabbit PJ set

Sammy + Nat Take Home Outfit

SheLaLa Scrunchie + Earrings

Monogram Mary Gift Card + Sleep Mask

PartumCare underwear

Kali Pads

Milkful Lactation Cookies

Dudley Stephens x Swell Water Bottle

Buckwhat + Mike’s Organic Snacks

Funky Monkey Gifts for Kids- Water Wow + Chalk Kit

Sherwood Green Life Travel Sized Beauty Products

Shoes ‘n More Gift Card + Teekee Flip Flops

Back 40 Mercantile Towel

Kinney Lane Meal Service – free one week custom meal plan

Mary Heaven Acupuncture  90 minute cosmetic facial ACUPUNCTURE treatment

ENTER TO WIN HERE!

Photos & Video Cred: @juliadags

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