29 Weeks 5 Days
On Thursday we met with the nurse manager at the hospital, where, if all goes as planned, M will be giving birth to our little babies. Thankfully, they were welcoming, kind and totally understanding (which as you can imagine is a great relief). The nurse manager gave us a tour of the area, the birthing side, and the recovery side.
We learned that M will most likely labour in a normal L&D room (which all have nice big bathtubs!) and if they need to move to the OR it is literally only about 6 feet away, a huge relief for us! We saw the waiting area in the L & D, and the rooms in the recovery side.
Because I seem to have a bit of a writers block, I will give you the highlights of what we learned:
1. They have a lactation consultant and would be more then happy with helping me establishing breastfeeding (yea!).
2. We will have our own room on the recovery side where we can rest and spend time with the babies – this was a huge relief and so important as breastfeeding is important to me and I had visions of me bfing in the hallway…(we will be paying for the room, but, after all this, what’s more on the line of credit?)
3. They have a small NICU and we may be transferred to another hospital if they need more advanced care or if the NICU was full (but this is not a worry as M’s OB still thinks that she will have enduce the babies at 37 weeks).
I’m glad we met with the hospital, and I feel a huge sense of relief knowing the lay down on exactly what happens on the big day that the babies arrive. For us, it was important to really let the hospital staff know that our number one priority is the safety of the babies and M, and that we are there to work with them.
(Monday is THIRTY WEEKS!).