Scott and I had another doctor's appointment yesterday. Everything looks good with baby girl. My doctor said she wasn't going to move my due date, and that I'm likely measuring small just due to us having a small baby. (Neither Scott nor I are setting any records in the height or weight department. Ha!) I still think my due date is off by a week because of the reasons I mentioned in a previous post, but I'm not going to debate the doctor. We'll just see when she comes! We've got another ultrasound scheduled for 38 weeks, just to ensure baby girl is growing on track. From now on, I'll be visiting Dr. Pearman on a weekly basis, which means that baby's girl's arrival is getting closer!
After our doctor's appointment, we had a tour of the maternity ward where I'll be delivering (St. Luke's East). The facility is top-notch and probably the most secure maternity ward I've seen. There's only one elevator that has access to the maternity wing, and you have to be buzzed up by the nursing staff for the elevator to even work. The maternity ward is not connected to the rest of the hospital, which means there isn't a bunch of traffic in the halls. The waiting room is exclusively for the maternity ward, and it's really large with lots of chairs, TVs, and food. The rooms are spacious & really nice (for a hospital). There are two flat screen TVs, rocking chair, couch that converts to a bed and jacuzzi tub. I will be able to labor, deliver and recover in the same room, which will be great. It was a bit surreal to see the bed and think that in a short time I will be having a baby there! I have never been a patient in a hospital, so this will be a new experience for me on many levels. I'm trying not to think too much about it. Thousands of women give birth everyday, right?!?!