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Posted on Sep 24, 2013 in Pregnancy | 0 comments

Hospital Tour Questions for Labor & Delivery

My hubby and I recently took a tour of the hospital where I will be giving birth to our baby in a few months.  We also registered there, so we don’t need to worry about that when I am in labor.  Below is a list of questions that we compiled before the visit.  It’s very handy to have this list, because I knew I wouldn’t remember all my questions with my pregnancy brain when I actually got there!

 

Checking in

Can we pre-register?

When should we get admitted to the hospital?

Where to go (and during after hours)?

What happens if all birthing rooms are taken?

 

Rooms and facility

Private vs shared rooms

Cafeteria hours

Visiting hours

Partner sleeping over policy and accomodation

What labor tools are available (Labor chair, labor ball…etc.)?

Is a fridge to store food available?

 

Policy

How long can I stay?

What is the camera/filming policy?

Is it ok to eat during labor?

Is IV required?

NICU policy?

How late we can opt for epidural?

 

Availability of medical staff

When does the doctor come?

Availability of anesthesiologist (How long does it take if we opt for epidural?)

When does the pediatrician see the baby after birth?

Will baby be in my room or in the nursery?

 

Breastfeeding and post-birth

Is there Lactation consultant on staff and available?

Breastfeeding, will it be taught/consulted after birth?

Will baby be separated from me shortly after birth?

Skin to skin contact policy?

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Posted on Sep 24, 2013 in Pregnancy | 0 comments

Final Piece of Furniture for Nursery

I have been in nesting mode for probably the longest time…since a few months ago.  The transformation of my studio to nursery has been slow, but definitely happening. 🙂  The last piece of furniture that we need is a recliner.   We initially wanted a twin bed, so I can sleep there at night if I get too tired running back and forth between our rooms.   However, the room is not big enough to fit a bed, so I decided to get a recliner instead to serve this purpose.

I have narrowed down to two recliners, but my hubby refuses to give me opinion because he thinks I will regret either choice and blame him. Smart decision.  Haha.

So here are my choices:

 

recliner

 

The reason I am struggling is because I have tried the Simmons and it’s soooo comfy.  But, it’s not white.   I haven’t been able to find the other one, Monarch,  in stores.   So I haven’t had a chance to try it.  But it is WHITE, and it goes with the design of the nursery.

This is seriously my struggle between style and comfort…  I am still deciding… Will share my final decision and nursery once everything is done. 🙂

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Posted on Aug 28, 2013 in My Life, Pregnancy | 0 comments

Pregnancy Announcement

p-announcement-(final)

 

It’s been a few weeks since we announced our pregnancy to our friends on Facebook.   I created this announcement animation using our caketoppers from our wedding.  Unfortunately, I found out Facebook does not allow the use of animation photos… so I ended up just splitting 4 frames from the animation to use on there instead.  Not wanting to waste it… here it is!

We are very excited to become parents.   I loved using the cake topper from our wedding, because it signifies the beginning of our story.  And from that beginning, we are looking forward to another new beginning.   We are so excited!!

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