WriterMum said a lot of what I was thinking. I never bring a laptop as the hospital I would be in is so big and there is no security for laptops. I also don't bring my cell phone for the first few days...I don't feel like talking right away usually and I also have had warnings about cells disappearing in the hospital.
Magazines for light reading, Soft Lips lip balm, my house shoes, I use their pjs but bring my own robe
I also bring a baseball cap....I am a woman and don't want to feel like guy hehehehe but I do want to hide that disaster hair I get in the hospital. I also bring ponytail wraps and things to tie up my hair as it snarls horribly lying in bed for too many days