Visitors – In Person and In Spirit

One of the best parts of the hospital in which I gave birth was their very generous visitor policy. While visitors (defined as anyone aside from Matt who was given a special parent bracelet) did need to check in every time, they were able to come during the day or night and I was allowed multiple visitors at one time. One of the first visitors was Matt’s brother, Scott.

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Maternity Overflow Ward

One of the great things about the hospital I’m delivered at is that they have an overflow ward in the Main Hospital for moms and babies following the birth. It’s a quieter wing with only a few rooms and the rooms themselves, while technically built for two adult patients, have only one bed remaining and are huge.

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Welcome to the World, William!

Today at 10:26 a.m. our lives changed forever for the better when our baby, William Hunter Perri was born. He was born at 39 Weeks as scheduled by Dr. G. I had felt some contractions the night before and day of, yet they were not strong enough to be true labor pains I was told when we were at the hospital Labor and Delivery.

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Bottom of the Ninth (Our Last Weekend as Just Two)

This weekend marks the last one of my pregnancy. There were many things to do to prepare, some practical and some fun. Last night we went out to celebrate our impending parenthood at LB Steak in Santana Row.

As you may have guessed from the photo my hair is now a diffenet color, as I put an Auburn over the Strawberry Blonde in preparation of the first photos with our baby.

A friend had recommended writing a letter to baby to be given to him or her later. So I bought these cards, one of which will be the right gender, and the other to be sent someday to other parents as appropriate.

I snapped a photo of my belly to make sure my belly button has not popped out. It appears I will not have had an outtie for this pregnancy.

I bought some detergent for washing clothes for baby. While at the store spotted this onesie for baby to wear for our apartment complex Halloween get together on next Saturday.

Since I will not be able to drive for weeks after my C-section I made sure to socialize with everyone before and after church. Ashley whose baby was born a few months ago even shared some great nursing tops and tanks with me.

I can hardly believe I’ll be 39 Weeks tomorrow and that I was able to continue this long to give our baby the best chance to develop and be healthy after being told a while back they would need me to deliver at 37. While it was wonderful of Dr. G to offer to deliver me this week if it was too uncomfortable to keep going, this extra role has been a gift to Baby and to Matt and I, as well.

~ Danielle