Before we knew the baby was coming early, I signed us up for a hospital tour which was yesterday at 10 am. There was a group of about 10 people on the tour. Most of whom were due in March. And one couple that was due in September. Maybe I’m too cynical, but doesn’t that seem incredibly early to take a hospital tour? Unsurprisingly, I was the only person that said, “Monday” for my due date. (Though I did explain that he was coming early. For some reason, I feel like I have to give that disclaimer. I guess to avoid the “you don’t look that pregnant” comments.) The tour guide asked if anyone was having a c-section and again, just me. But some of the others might have to and just not know about it yet. Especially Mrs. September. I kind of hated that I was the only one. The guide would say something like, “This is the labor room and you will be here….but for our c-section couple, you’ll go to this other room.”
So that was the tour. It wasn’t incredibly informative or anything, but it was free so no harm no foul. What actually was really informative was that we got to see the NICU. Normally, they won’t let anyone in to tour, but I actually knew someone that had a baby two weeks ago at 32 weeks and she was there so she generously offered to let us see what the NICU was like. It really wasn’t as scary as we thought. I think we were both picturing babies in incubator type things where you could only touch them through a hole in the side of the crib. I didn’t see any of that. My friend’s baby was in a bassinet and had a lot of wires hooked up to him, but his parents could touch him and interact with him. It also helped to see a real-live tiny baby. I’ve done a lot of googling to see what a 3, 4 and 5 lb baby looks like but obviously that’s just a picture and not a good substitution for seeing one in real life and seeing what we might be faced with. He just looked like a little baby. He was small, sure, but he looked like a baby which was incredibly reassuring.
I promise this is getting to dinner.
Since it was our last night as just me and Jason, we decided to do it up and go out somewhere nice. We thought about a movie too, but it just didn’t work out that way. We did have a good dinner though.
Serpas has been on my radar for a while, but I just never really made an effort to go there.
I had the Jumbo Sea Scallops which were served with spaghetti squash, mushrooms and panang curry.
I’m a big scallop fan and loved how these were paired with curry. The spaghetti squash was an added bonus. Jason had the Porterhouse steak.
It was a really nice dinner and really surreal that this was our last date night before we become parents. T-minus 22.5 hours or so.