After all the waiting and anticipation of the big day, it is hard to believe that it is nearly here. I am very ready to not be pregnant anymore, but am a little nervous about everything that will be happening tomorrow.
Apparently, getting ready for a scheduled c-section is an all night process. In about an hour or so, I will have to take a "cleansing" bath to help get rid of any bacteria that might be present. Around midnight, they will come in and put not one, but two IV's in (better safe than sorry is their motto.) Then I will need to take another cleansing bath, in case anything was missed the first time. At 5 am they will take me down to the Labor and Delivery area, where they will continue to prep me. (Don't ask me what they are going to do during those 3 hours before delivery, but they insist that it takes that long!)
The delivery itself should be quite the "birthday" party. There will be three people there for each of the babies. For me, there will be Dr. Park, who is the resident that will actually be doing the slicing, Dr. Elliott, and another doctor doing a fellowship with the practice, Dr. Freeman. Then there will be a couple of nurses for me as well as the anesthesiologist. In addition to the medical people, there will be two videographers and a still photographer from the hospital PR. Last, but definitely not least, there will be my husband, Jayson, and hopefully my Mom and my Aunt. There is a separate viewing room (which doesn't really have a view of me, more of the babies once they are delivered and in their incubators) where my kids, dad and other family members can watch some of the excitement.
I can't wait to meet all these little ones and I hope that all will go well with the delivery for both the babies and myself. I can't express how grateful I am for all the prayers and support that we have received throughout the pregnancy!!! Stay tuned for pictures of the Wilkinson Quints!!!