A nursing nightgown // Criteria: comfortable, nursing friendly and one that makes you feel relatively cute. I got this one from Gap and have loved it so much. I, personally, would not want something expensive because milk tends to stain. But, you do you! :)
Herban Essentials: Essential Oil Wipes // These wipes are dreamy. Sometimes, you just need a little something special for yourself. Wipe your body down, breathe them in, do whatever you want. Just keep them for yourself :)
A good water bottle // If you're nursing, you'll want one with a straw. It makes it so much easier to drink. I would drain my 32 oz. Hydro Flask each time McCoy fed. Nursing makes you so thirsty!
Netflix or Hulu // I think I watched 25 episodes of Nashville the first few weeks. Nursin and Nashvillin. Find a good show and prepare to watch!
Protein packed snacks // I loved grabbing handfuls of cashews or eating these Protein Balls, which I made the week before Mac was born. It's nice to have easy, grab-and-go snacks on hand. Other options would be Purely Elizabeth granola, Kind bars, etc. Anything that requires minimal preparation and can fill you up a bit will do.
Nursing bras // I got these Seamless Nursing Bras and they've worked so well. They have held up with daily wear and four months worth of washes.
A good shampoo, body wash and lotion // During those first few weeks, it can feel like a 6-minute shower is the only moment you get alone. Treat yourself to delicious smelling body wash and shampoo. Follow your shower up with a nice lather.
Spare phone charger by the couch // I think this one is self-explanatory :)
A soft blanket // My temperature was so irregular during those early days. I'd be SO hot in shorts and a tank and then suddenly freezing. It was essential to have a nice blanket nearby to snuggle up as needed.
Meal delivery // My friend Jordan said they used Freshly, which delivered cooked, healthy meals to their house. Heat them up and go! We loved our Meal Train and I think this would have helped, too!