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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Labor and Delivery Tour

So, yesterday hubby and I did the tour of where are little bundles of joys will enter the world. It is a brand new hospital so everything is brand new and sparkly.  They have no visiting hours, so family can come and go all night. They have maternity suites which are similar to a hotel suite and have flat screens, DVR, fridge, bed for husband and etc.  Very very nice and very excited we are getting to deliver there. patient room

Babies stay in the room with us the whole time, unless they have to go to NICU of course which I am nervous about because they are twins and may came early.  If they go to NICU and because I am having a c-section, it will be 12 hours at the earliest I will get to see them. I am so upset about this.  Luckily, Jason will get to go in within an hour after they get them set up but I dont like I have to wait so long.  I am just going to keep praying we will not have to worry about the NICU. 

Another surprise, even with a c-section, you are on track to be discharged at 48 hours.  I thought with c-section it was longer but hey, less time in the hospital the better. 

So, as you can see we learned allot yesterday.  Made everything so real and so close.  I havent been feeling the greatest this week, I have a very heavy feeling and lots of pressure.  I called my OB and she said since I wasnt having any contractions or fluids, I should be able to wait till my high risk apt on Monday but to take it easy for the rest of the week.  She thinks the babies have just changed positions and have made it more uncomfortable but doesnt feel concerned. However, if I get any heavy fluid or contractions, I am to come to the office right away.  Guess we will see how the rest of the week goes. 

Just for your information.... I AM NOT READY nor want to be on bedrest already. I am hoping the Dr is right and they have just changed positions. I am starting to realize how short my time may be.  We are now setting up appointments with daycares and pediatricians.  Nursery is not even close to being done...just feel like so much to do and not enough time!

3 comments:

Just Us & A Miracle Baby too! said...

I can only imagine being pregnant with twins is twice as uncomfortable as with a single, and within the last week I have started to feel super uncomfortable as well. Not so much pressure but I am sure my 1 baby has more room to float around still, then 2. Your hospital sounds amazing!! It does feel more real as we get closer. So close yet so far away! Take it easy and drink lots of water :) Wish I could help with the nursery!

Josey said...

I am so jealous that you have such a wonderful facility to give birth in! We're doing our tour tomorrow, and I already know it will be nothing like this. *sigh*

Praying those babies stay inside for quite awhile longer!!!

michelle said...

My hospital (& insurance) allows for 4 nights. Scheduled c-sections happen in the morning and you're supposed to "check out" by noon after the 4th night. I will cross that bridge when I get there but I don't like hospital stays either. On the other hand, I also don't want to go home if I don't feel like I'm/we're quite able to handle 2 newborns quite yet...

Don't worry about NICU or bed rest (I know, easier said than done). Just take it easy and take good care of yourself! Worrying never helps anything! :)