This Little Miggy Stayed Home: Hospitals

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Other than my overnight stay when I had Beanie, I've never really stayed in a hospital.  Here's what I've learned so far.  

1. I don't know why, but it's a little shocking to me that some hospital workers are not that nice.  There is part of me that expects if you're working in a hospital that means you're working with people in distress or need of some sort and that they would be nice to you.  I know it's a job and you get used to seeing sick people or pregnant women or what-have-you...I'm not asking for people to use kid-gloves but you don't have to be a jerk.  Admittedly no one's been a huge jerk, but I've had some odd encounters.  

2.  I used to think the idea of being on bed-rest and being in a hospital for a few days sounded luxurious.  Just a couple of days off from mom duties, lounging in bed and getting your meals brought to you.  Well it's not.  It's boring, not that relaxing and you actually get sore from laying around all day.  And bored.  Luckily the hubs and Beanie have been here with me a lot, but there's only so much you can do in a hospital room.  

3.  The food.  Surprisingly, not that bad.  I know, weird.

4.  Boredom.  I'm bored.  Hey!  What if I posted my hospital number number?  Would you call me?   

I guess that's my hospital report.  So you can probably tell this post is the result of a woman with nothing to say and a little too much time on her hands.  Sorry.  

I just found Mommy Dearest on Hulu...that should be fun, if not a little inappropriate for watching right before having a new baby, no?  



  1. Don't worry, baby. You won't be bored for long...guaranteed.

  2. I hope you got Gilmore Girls season 4. Let me know if you want something else. I'll be happy to drop off books & movies @ your house for Bracken to bring to you. (I'm sorry there are some not very nice nurses. You deserve to be pampered!)

  3. I am a career-minded spinster so I haven't much great advice to offer re. details, but I can definitely say that you will be firmly held in my thoughts and prayers this week. I've been strongly wishing I didn't live across the country because I would happily offer to come clean your house for you.

    My family had a very special child too and I can testify without reserve that God was utterly faithful to the very end, some fifty-odd years later. We wouldn't trade. Not for all the tea in China, and I feel so grateful that God has given this little girl a wise and gracious mommy. I am holding all of you very close to my heart, in loving memory of our Mary.

  4. I've been thinking about you guys! If you continue to be bored, watch Friday Night Lights... all the seasons are on instant play on Netflix. You will love it.

    Good luck these next few days!

  5. This is very exciting news! I'm SO happy for you and B to be able to add Lamp to your family (I'm assuming you're at the hospital for an induction?!). I'll be praying that everything goes very well for all of you :)

  6. Anonymous9:05 AM

    The worst is when the nurses change shifts at 2:00 in the morning and they feel it nessesary to flick on the lights and monitor you then and there. Bed rest is no joke. I got into the series "I shouldn't be alive." I learned how to knit and I snuck out of my room to walk the halls..I got in trouble for that one. Lots of visits help. Hang in there!


  7. I am so with you on #2. Laying around in a hospital bed *sounds* so much nicer than it actually is. And as far as the boredom... I kinda like hearing that you're bored. We don't want too much excitement in a hospital! Email me your number!

  8. I never sleep well in the hospital -- too many people checking on you all the time (which is good but not for sleeping). Get Netflix (or at least the free 2 week trial while you're in the hospital). They have a lot of streaming movies/tv shows. A comedy we really like that is streaming on Netflix is the IT Crowd (it's a British comedy but hilarious). I'll be thinking of you!

  9. Hey guys. So I should say none of the nurses have been mean...just some other random hospital peeps. And one REALLY ANNOYING resident. Not that she was mean, but super clueless.

    Rachel--yes I did get the GG. Thanks! I was planning on watching last night and then my little post worked and the phone was ringing off the hook. But we've got more time today, so I'm popping them in! Thank you.

    CL--thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

    Katie and Adrie--thanks for the love and support as well.

    Autumn--Of course you broke out of your pen and roamed the halls....doesn't surprise me one bit. :) I'm not on super strick bed rest, so that's a little better, but still there's only so much you can do in a hospital right? Especially when you thought you were leaving the house for 2 hours and haven't been home since!

    Deb--agreed--a little less excitement is probably better, than a little more excitement. I sent you my number so call!

    B--I're right...I should really enjoy the boredom.

  10. If I were your nurse, you'd be pampered for sure! I always found it really disheartening to work with hospital staff who were rude about patients. They have stressful jobs sometimes, but they need to remember that their patients are even MORE stressed than they are and treat them all with respect and concern! I hope your nurses are doing a good job, clinically and caringly.

  11. Oh my goodness, we just rolled in last night and I thought I'd check in to see how you were doing. It's crazy how things can change overnight. Just a few days ago we were hanging out at the zoo :) I have you and Lamp in my prayers.