Big steps.

March 20, 2010 at 11:27 am 8 comments

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!).

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. VA Blondie  |  March 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Fantastic news about the hospital! Glad things are working out well.

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  • 2. Sunny  |  March 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    What a great visit! I’m so glad you were reassured about how you, M, and the babies will be cared for when the blessed event occurs. I am SO excited for you!!

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  • 3. Sarah @ whentwobecomesthree  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Such wonderful news!!! It’s an amazing feeling knowing all the information!

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  • 4. Emily  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Oooh how exciting! I’m so glad they’re being helpful and inclusive! xoxo

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  • 5. Frenchie  |  March 20, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    So glad the hospital is working so well with all of you to make you feel comfortable. That is so great!

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  • 6. Amanda  |  March 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Ain’t it great to get all these ducks in a row! I’m glad the hosptial was so welcoming and accomidating, not all hospitals are!

    A great appt indeed!

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  • 7. Niki  |  March 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I’m so happy that the hospital is working with you to make the birthday of your children a day without any hassles. Woo hoo for being 30wks very soon!

    BTW … I emailed you. I have tons of domperidone that I’m looking to give to someone. Let me know if you’d like it or if you know someone who might take it off my hands. I paid out of pocket for it and would hate for it to go to waste.

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  • 8. MEG.  |  March 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Sorry I’m so late on this! First of all, Yay!!!! Today you are 30 weeks, 1 day. =) The finish line is so so so close.

    It sounds like you had a really great experience at the hospital. It appears to be the absolute perfect set-up, actually (and a lactation consultant to work with! yay!).

    I’m just beyond excited for you.

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