A Hospital Stay for Oligohydramnios
(Oh yes, whippin' out the big medical words)
-An introvert, wall flower, "I just wanna be invisible" getting wheeled across the parking lot to the hospital = AWESOME
-Getting stuck for an IV...yowzas! But babbling about how "your brother just had open heart surgery so surely you could get an IV" does kind of help
-Once you get the initial cry over, everything gets better. Also helpful: saying "I miss my Mom" in a 5 year old voice.
-Relying on people (even your husband and mother in law) is quite humbling
-Leaning the hospital bed back slowly can make you feel like an astronaut getting into position, ready to orbit the moon
-Hospital food is decent. Loved the pizza, fruit and chocolate milk. Will skip the french fries and breakfast (altogether) next time
-It helps to pretend that you're just on a Babymoon vacation complete with cable tv and room service
-Visits from siblings provide a nice distraction. Thanks Ben, Wes and Sara.