Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The hospital tour

Today Francis and I took a tour of Providence Holy Cross Labor and Delivery and it finally hit us. We're going to have this baby soon, whether we like it or not! Of course I wouldn't have it any other way, but I think it finally kicked things into gear for us. We haven't moved into the Liggett house yet, we haven't packed the hospital bag, we haven't built the crib or set up the car seat! So many things we have been postponing because I don't think it really hit us yet. Until now....

The tour started off with a slideshow of all the renovations that the hospital has made to Labor and Delivery, one of which was a whole new floor! Each L&D room is brand new with more space and new equipment. We were then escorted through the floor by 2 nurses. As beautiful as the rooms were, they couldn't shake my fear of going through labor, and when looking at the bed, that was all I was picturing: me laying on that bed going through the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced in my life. Great!

But the fear soon turned into excitement as we walked past NICU and saw the tiny babies in the cribs. A rush of emotion came over me as I pictured Francis and I holding Alana in our arms for the very first time. I knew at that moment it would all be worth it to have her.

See you in about 1 month L&D!!!