On Saturday night we had our hospital tour. Uh, ohmygosh, we’re having a baby in like a month. This is craziness!
Overall, we liked the L&D floor a lot. We keep hearing from everyone that the nurses are amazing at our hospital, and on the tour today the whole place was very clean and calm, which was reassuring. The labor/delivery/recovery rooms were great, although the post-partum room was VERY small. Like matchbook small. I don’t have a clue how anyone except John would fit in there with me. Which is why it alarmed me a bit when my dear husband brought up the issue of hospital visitors (non-family members). I wonder, do people actually visit a woman in the hospital who has just given birth or do they just stop by the house later on? I was under the impression that family is who comes to the hospital but maybe I just made that up. I need your help people … what is the normal policy on hospital visitors?
And while I’m on the subject let me just say for the record that I’m not entirely sure I’ll even WANT visitors at the hospital. After all the lovely wonderful birth stories I’ve been told I’m thinking that learning to breastfeed and crashing out for a nap at every opportunity will be my number-one priority while I have nurses around to help me. And my stay will be short if I have a normal vaginal delivery … only 2-3 days. Does it sound selfish that I’d rather wait until we get home and the dust has settled to receive well-wishers?