Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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!