My doctor said he liked to keep women at home on bedrest as long as possible before admitting them to the hospital. “At the hospital you get a lot of interruptions and people bothering you”. Really….what do you think?
6:30 AM – Resident comes in to see how I am doing. “Are the babies moving, any vision problems, headaches, etc.?” I just woke up, I feel sleepy and that is all I know right now.
7:30 AM – My daytime nurse comes in to take my vitals.
8:15 AM – Nutrition and Food Services comes in with breakfast. I love this lady! She is so sweet and cheerful. I get a lot of “wow, 3 babies”, “oh my gosh, how are you going to do it?” but this lady always just smiles and says “What a blessing, you are such a lucky lady!”
8:45 AM- The doctor’s come in on their rounds. More of the same…”babies moving, vision changes, etc.” This morning I was informed my delivery would be scheduled for 35 weeks if I am still here…yikes!
9:00 AM- Nurse comes in to give me my progesterone shot.
9:15 AM – Food services comes and picks up my meal and drops off morning snack
10:00 AM – Cleaners come in and take out trash
10:45 AM- Nurse checks to see if I need anything, baby heart rates are collected
11:00 AM- Nurse assistant takes my vitals again
11:45 AM – Different cleaner comes in to wash mirrors and floor
12:30 PM – Lunch is here!
12:45 PM- PM Snack is here
1:30 PM- Lunch is taken away by different Food Service employee. I attempt to nap
2:00 PM- Volunteer comes by to see if I want newspaper or magazines
2:30 PM- Nurse assistant comes in to weigh me
2:45 – A lady comes in to check on supplies (gloves, paper towels, etc.)
3:00 PM- Nurse checks on me
3:30 PM- Time for vitals again
4:00 PM- I try to nap again but….
4:15 PM- afternoon nurse comes in to check babies heart rates
4:30 PM – My doctor comes by to check on me.
5:00 PM – I often have outside visitors in the evenings.
5:30 PM – Dinner is here! Max usually arrives around this time
6:00 PM – Nurse checks on me
7:00 PM – Vitals again by nursing assistant
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM – It is usually quite. I watch a little TV and go to bed until….
12:00AM – Night nurse comes in to take my vitals and check babies heart rates.
12:00 AM – 6:00 AM – SLEEP!!!!!!!
The hospital is such a calm, restful, private environment. I don’t know what my doctor was talking about.