Wednesday, December 16, 2009

on tour in a city near you

Last week we headed over to UNC for our maternity floor tour. Which is slightly ironic since we have already been to Labor & Delivery several times this pregnancy. But you know us, we can never be patient and wait to do things like everyone else. Always have to jump the gun! We still thought we should take the official tour and see everything the proper way.

First of all, you would think that other pregnant women would not stare so openly at a pregnant woman being pushed in a wheelchair. I honestly think they were just jealous I got to sit down and they didn't. We got to hear all of the check-in procedures for both us and our family. We also got to visit a delivery room, hear about the different options for laboring they provide for pregnant women which was impressive. Next, we headed up to the recovery floor where I will stay from about an hour after Lila's birth until we go home 2-3 days later.

It was so awesome to start thinking about her coming into this world. And now that we are finally 28 weeks (which is a huge development milestone for Lila) we are feeling less scared about her coming too early and more secure in the fact that she will survive, no matter when she's born. And she is getting so strong! Nothing like a swift kick to the stomach and lungs to remind you that you have a healthy little baby growing in there! I have kindly told her that she has no more room to grown vertically (as you can clearly see by the picture above) and should please start busting out horizontally.

I get no kick from champagne
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
So tell me why should it be true
That I get a kick out of you?
~"I Get A Kick Out Of You" by Frank Sinatra


M.A. said...

Yay! This is great news!!!

Victoria Rust said...

Looking good, Lindsay! We enjoyed delivering at UNC, and I know they will take great care of you!

Joey&Casey said...

You look as beautiful as ever mamas and I am so happy to hear that you are doing well and that baby Lila is continuing to grow strong and safe in your cozy belly:). I pray she keeps hanging out for as long as possible cuz it is much warmer in your belly than in NC from what I hear:). Looking forward to being back in NC soon and seeing you all again:).