Saturday, July 5, 2008

35 Weeks, 1 Day - Part II

We decided on the spur of the moment today to make the drive to the hospital where I'll deliver Peanut, because we were both getting nervous I'd go into labor and we'd have to drive somewhere we'd never been before and perhaps get the surprise(s) of our lives once we arrived! Kindof silly we'd waited so long, really.

BUT. The hospital is super nice, the nurses we met were very kind and helpful and full of information, and the place looked so clean and bright and windowy (I made that word up). Very inviting and warm. I am thrilled with it so far. And I'm really, really glad we made the trip today because the directions we got from Yahoo maps and from our GPS system took us on a really weird circuitous route through the countryside and cornfields over bouncy, bumpy roads that would've been AWFUL to be on while in the throes of labor.

Once we were there and figured out where THERE was, we knew exactly how to get home (and thus how to drive there next time) on familiar roads through civilization and that way cut off 12 miles and 15 minutes from our trip. I feel so much better having been there and seen the place and now knowing exactly where it is, too. I didn't realize how anxious I'd been over it until we got home and I could check that trip off my mental to-do list. Looks like depending on the time of day the trip might take us maybe 15-20 minutes. Whew!

Just wanted to get this in here before I forgot. Nice hospital, nice staff, nice husband/Daddy for taking the initiative to go ahead and get that DONE, already!

7 comments:

Mari said...

Good idea! There is something to be said for the peace of mind this trip has given.

Melissa said...

I agree that knowing where/how far/what traffic/etc. the hospital is is a HUGE relief! And to have nice nurses, and clean, windowy facilities really takes the cake! Peanut is a lucky little legume to be borned in such a fabulous place. I have to say, though. It cannot be better than where Mookie was borned. THAT was the bestest. :o)

Leigh said...

Good idea. I just asked our midwife for a hospital tour and she is going to organise that for our next visit. Since we have moved from when Emily was born, we will be going to a different hospital, so it will be good to have our midwife take us through the place and show us where to go, what its like etc.

Megryansmom said...

Sniff sniff, I guess that's what I get for being a lurker for so long. You and I having been having morning coffee for weeks. Today, here I am, hot coffee in hand and Fried Okra is only open to invited guests. I'm so sad :( Please say it isn't so. What can I do to get back into your good graces. I've so enjoyed reading your blog.

Rebekah said...

Sounds like things are prgressing nicely. Good idea to make the drive and check out the hospital. I hate trying to go some place I hve never been when I am in a hurry

The Fritz Facts said...

I completely forgot about Peanut's blog!!! Now I have to go back and read. Better get a snack....hmmmm

Torsion de Citron said...

MEGAN!!!! It's nicolerenee from D-Land. I cannot BELIEVE you are having another baby!!! CONGRATS!!! WOW!!!

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