Today I went and met with someone at the hospital from the "Birthday wishes" program. They basically have a sheet that you fill out that says everything that you are expecting during the birthing process. Some of the questions are like Epidural, yes or no? Pacifiers? Breastfeeding? Donor milk or formula (if medically necessary?) Circumcision? Visitors right after birth? Who can be in the delivery room?
I also requested one of their "big" postpartum rooms if one is available. Last time, there was hardly room for Brian and both of the bassinets with the babies in them! They moved us to a larger room for our last day, and I am hoping we can just have one from the beginning.
I found it very interesting that they give you FREE donor breastmilk if the baby needs to be supplemented and you aren't making enough milk. The lady I met with said that they won't give it to you if you are just choosing not to pump/breastfeed or just want to sleep all night instead of nursing the baby during the night. There is a milk bank in town that they get it from where the milk is tested and pasteurized. I really hope I can just make enough for them and not have to worry about it... so we will see. She also said that babies born around the 37 week mark often have trouble nursing because they are just developing that sucking reflex. I'm hopeful that they will do okay :)
On my way up to meet the woman today, I ran into a NICU nurse. I told her that I was 36 weeks with twins and she thought it was miraculous that I was still walking around! I'm sure they are used to only seeing teeny tiny twins and she seemed happy to know that I probably wouldn't be seeing her.
36 weeks 1 day taken yesterday on Valentine's Day!