I went in for my pre-admission appt at the hospital today for my c-section next Tuesday and left in tears :P As my husband put it afterwards "I don't know why they let some crazy lady that has no idea that she is talking about do admissions for things like this." Among other things she told me that I was going to be in "recovery" for a "really long time" with a bunch of other people just out of surgery and that "they don't let anyone visit you in there" and then told me I really should bring my breast pump with me to the hospital b/c I'm going to need it (my mind of course went to needing it b/c I'm going to be apart from the baby so long - I don't really know why she was saying I was going to need it - baby will be 40 weeks at time of c-section so we aren't anticipating any NICU time hopefully...) Then she kept telling me how urinary catheters don't hurt even when they aren't done after the spinal (sounds like it should be after at least) and how she's had them before and its really just a slight "burning." Then to top it off she put a huge yellow plastic hospital bracelet on me and told me I need to wear it till I come in on Tuesday with my bloodwork paperwork but that none of it really mattered b/c it will be over 72 hours from now and they will just cut off the bracelet and have to redo the bloodwork anyway?? But I still have to wear this things for the next 4 days... Apparently, they do it early just in case I go into labor over the weekend or something but all the labwork will need to be repeated Tuesday morning b/c it will have expired... She was really strange, and I probably would have just brushed off everything as her being really strange and not having a fully functioning censor, but I'm 39 weeks pregnant, hormonal, a FTM, and I'm about to have a c-section which I'm already nervous about! Ah!
And on a more serious note, the news playing in the waiting room before our appt was all about the CT shooting that had just happened this morning. Those poor, poor children! I can't even imagine what their parents are going through!! I've been so worried this whole pregnancy about miscarriage, problems with the baby developing, stillbirth, etc... and now a big part of me just wants to keep the baby inside where he/she is safe for the time being!