Various thoughts and musings
Here are various things I noted at the hospital. They're primarily tech-related, but neat.
First, the sink. Has anyone wondered how establishments keep the faucets of the sink clean when people keep putting their dirty hands on them? Here, there was a wonderful solution: faucets are pedal-operated instead of hand-operated.
Printout of the fetal heartbeat and placental tightness was interesting, because it gave me a glimpse into what was happening, and some indication of when I needed to comfort My Ruth (before she showed any discomfort).
Instead of transitioning from Labor & Delivery to Mother-Baby (adjacent to each other), we went to the former site of the childbirth center which is now an oncology ward. We actually ended up liking this because there was a second patient bed, so I got some good sleep after all.
Pleasant and professional staff. Would definitely recommend Overlake to anyone in the Seattle or Bellevue area for childbirth. Good experience all around. The midwife practitioners were overjoyed to have their prediction of a c-section proved wrong.
So now we're at home, and transitioning to domestic life with a child.