Friday, February 12, 2010

Yay for Friday!

Here we are at the end of another week...another week closer to meeting this little guy in my exciting!

We toured the Sutter Davis birthing center last night. It was smaller than I expected, but the nurses were friendly, even joyous, and the atmosphere was calm and serene. They have 6 birthing suites, two of which are outfitted with birthing tubs - available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The nurse who gave our tour said most people don't use the tubs, so there is usually one open...but we should call ahead and reserve it! The nurses at the front desk said they would start filling it when we called if we explained that this was baby #4 and we tend to have pretty quick labors...what a refreshing change from the attitude I got when we delivered Josh. The impatient nurse who doubted I was having contractions every minute and wanted to do a sterile SPECULUM exam in the middle of transition...having back labor! The only downside is that it is going to take us about 40 minutes to get there (we timed it last night), which includes dropping off the kids at Mimi & Palfs (blessedly it's on the way!) I really want to make it there in time to get to experience a mother-centered labor. They even had birth balls, mats, a rocking chair, and a chart showing you how to use all of them to help you labor! It was pretty awesome. Much different than the lay on your back and remain hooked up to 3 monitors and an IV at David Grant...

Anyway, that was the we are all ready...just have to wait!

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