Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Hospital Tour

Last night after work, Natasha and I went down to the hospital for a tour of the birthing and maternity wards. We may not have any experience in all of this, but at least we know where we'll be going when the baby decides to make its grand entrance, and start the whole thing off on the right foot.

The tour was extremely informative. We got to see the birthing rooms, which were very nicely set up, better than I expected in fact. They went through the various stages of the labor process, and discussed the various pain control methods that can be used. The amenities available are impressive too, and appear to really make the whole thing happen as comfortably as possible. We also got to see the maternity ward, where you go after the baby is born. Nothing remarkable there, although it's nice enough and will be just fine.

Overall, I think the tour made us a little more comfortable with the whole process, as we won't be walking into things without knowing anything that's going on. As the support person, I am concerned with the logistics of the whole process, and I feel more prepared now to handle things as they come up. Since there isn't much I can do, really, I feel better knowing as much as I can and being able to make decisions based on the information I have.

In other related updates, there is only eight weeks to go until the expected due date. Getting really close now, and we're starting to feel the full realization of what we're about to get ourselves into! We are prepared as best as we can though, and have the nursery set up and ready to go. There are a few things we still need, but the basics are there. Now, all we have to do is wait!


6 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous mrs. trooper said...

I know you're going to be an awesome support person and an even better Daddy!

with love - mrs. trooper ;-)

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...'s amazing how fast time has gone...8wks will fly by too!

I'm sure you and Natasha will be a great team, and everything will go smoothly.

All the best...glad to hear you were pleased with the Hospital..that makes a big difference!

We're excited about our new niece/nephew!!!

10:07 PM  
Anonymous e. said...

I can't believe it is only 8 weeks away !!!!

It's nice that you both know where you are going to "meet" the lucky new member of your family !!

I am sure you will both make wonderful parents !

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

What hospital are you delivering at? Are you taking prenatal classes too? I remember doing those things. It was fun! Its good to be informed as much as you can for the big event! We took prenatal classes offered at the hospital here. It was informative and glad we did. It was interesting to hear the old wives tales regarding pregnancy and babies. The instructor went through a big list of them and saying which were totally off and some that were somewhat true. I had never heard most of them and couldnt help but snicker. Some were way out there, and I said people actually believe this??

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Sandi H said...

Time has gone fast. Can't wait for the day to arrive to meet the new baby Hoyer! You'll be awesome parents.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

Those hospital tours are great...
now you are all prepared for the
Big Day!

There are exciting times ahead....
and SO much to look forward to!
You guys will make GREAT parents :-)

8:04 PM  

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