Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hospital/NICU Tour

Last week we went on our hospital tour. I was able to see the amazing LDR (Labor, Delivery, Recovery) rooms. Some of them have Jacuzzi tubs or Jacuzzi showers that have all these different nozzles to massage you everywhere. I know I will not be utilizing one of these rooms, but I told the nurse I'd love to come for a day for a little "vacation"! Then we saw the mother/baby unit. I have seen this before, when my nephew and neice were born years ago and most recently when my almost 2 year old nephew was born. I will be utilizing this room, however it is a bit of a bummer that most likely I won't be able to have my babies "room in" with me. The nurse that gave the Family Birth Center Tour gave us the name of another nurse who could give us a tour of the NICU. I wanted to see it first before our babies are in there...I thought it could make it easier that way. I am glad we did it. I mean, let's face it, these babies will most likely be in the NICU for some period of time. I have seen pictures of friends and their babies that have had to be in the NICU so I felt a little prepared. Ryan, on the other hand, was amazed at the little babies. I was glad he was able to see it. He made a comment that you see babies in the NICU on TV shows but you never really see the whole picture, the nurses, the 2 chairs for you to sit in while visiting, etc. It was good preparation for both of us. We were able to peek in and see a C-Section OR too. We met one of the neonatologists and many of the nurses. Hopefully if these babies do end up in the NICU, it will be for a short period of time, but whatever happens, at least we feel a little more prepared!


MasonTripletsPlusOne said...

I'm glad you got to tour the NICU. It made me feel better to "know" what to expect as much as possible. It will be here before you know it.


KRISTA said...

Hey Lisa--Yeah, I was on the opposite side--never stepped foot in the NICU until I HAD to. I was incredibly unprepared, which is a big regret. So, I am glad you're gearing up for the possiblity. I wish I would have done it. Have a wonderful weekend and let that darling husband of yours wait on you hand and foot! :)