Sunday, June 21

The hospital bag is packed...

AKA an excuse to show off my sexy sexy baby bag...


So some of you have been asking after news of the "sexy sexy baby bag" that I was looking to buy. Well I did and I couldn't be happier! It is made by a small San Francisco company called Rickshaw Bagworks. They primarily make messenger bags for cyclists and the baby bag is a modification of one of those. The bulk of the bag is 100% recycled from post-consumer plastic bottles. It is incredibly well made, solid and hard-wearing in all the right places.


The main bag is their standard messenger bag, so it has pockets for gadgets, notebooks etc. However instead of the laptop insert it has a couple of 'baby specific' inserts - A super soft change pad, a two pocket square insert that fits nappies in one side and a couple of clothes changes in the other. On the side of the bag you can see the attachable gadget pocket for phones and such. Not shown are the insert for insulating food/drink, the handy stroller straps and the drink holder that clips to the other side of the bag. The strap is super comfy and really easy to adjust.

At the moment it is packed for the hospital (along with our bag and a list of things to grab as we leave, like pillows and phones..)

I think I have all the bases covered... A couple of different outfits of various sizes and warmth levels (got to love the crabby striped one!), socks, mittens, blankets, hats, nappies, wipes and who knows what else! My Girl Guide 'Be Prepared' training may have kicked in a little here...

I'll be sure to keep you posted on when we actually need to use the bag!

11 comments:

Mothersupex said...

Wow, now we understand. Guess you both are a little more excited, now that things are packed. Hope your loved one has a restful weekend to gather strength and relax.

My grand-mothering instincts are getting very excited too, Grandad in the back ground, wants to know and see all. Sends his love. Said if your not well, don't have American Whiskey with an 'e' get the good stuff, (Irish) Whisky!

Our love & hugs,

Bee the Comics Widow said...

Gosh, you guys are so organised!! The baby bag is super nice and those compartments inside are great. Weeheee!! So excited for you!!!
B and C xxxx

Mothersupex said...

Back again. Forgot to say how nice the bag was and now I understand why you got so excited. Good work, both of you. Now we just need someone who will fit into those gorgeous outfits, but not just yet.

Our love and hugs to you both.

CupKate said...

Super duper looking bag! Can't wait to hear about it in action - carting around snacks, books, toys, bottles and clothes.. It's all getting so close - must be very exciting for you both - and for everyone relying on blog news back here! Much love xx

Adrienne said...

I LOVE the baby bag - it's gorgeous!

xA

Penny said...

That bag is rockin Jac - looks very similar to a Crumpler (James can't live without his - both of them!)

https://www.crumpler.com.au

Loving all your updates so much - especially at the moment leading up to this little one's arrival xxx

Big A said...

Surely a cool bag. Guess who likes a gadget, eh Jac?

Tick tock, tick tock, tick.....

Dumblond said...

Okay, when we have our next one, that is the bag I want!!

Jac said...

Haha Shana dear I think you just gave Paul a heart attack!

Adrienne said...

I checked out the website. I want one too! The bag that is. Okay. Okay. Maybe the baby too.

word verification: marial = contagious nutpials

xA

PS Are we there yet?

Sophie said...

Hey Jac, Bag packed... not long now. YAY!!! Kick ass bag too, looks fantastic.
Hope all is going along well, You and Jo are looking really well and super happy, which is awesome.
Get as much sleep now as you cah... Fran had Bridie 6 weeks ago, and my gorgeous little niece doesn't get the concept of sleeping at night!! Hope tuesday is a little more generous with his sleeping times. Thinking of you both and wishing you all the best. Looking forward to hearing about it all as events unfold. Good luck xoxoxo