16 January 2012
Wonderful weekend up on Capitol Hill. Nothing like snow for making things peaceful and calm.
Started our weekend with a tour of the Group Health Cooperative Family Beginnings Birthing Center. (UPDATE: a few more photos here.)
Nice to know what to expect. Also nice to see that the rooms balance comfort (pullout bed for me; fridge; DVD player) with modern medicine. Cool to know that our son will be born in a room like this:
And every room has a tub:
(Sorry about the red; definitely makes it dramatic, though, no?)
I'm also happy that Group Health emphasizes "family-centered" care. I like their focus on supporting our birth plan, and I really like that their policy is to do everything possible to make sure that our baby will spend his first hours cuddling and bonding with Emily and me. Can't wait to cuddle with the little guy!
Finally, I love the location! Here's a view from the postpartum floor:
Can you see our living room window? Click the image to see a version with our window labeled...
Sunday brought some beautiful weather. This fisheye photo shows how nice our block looks on a snowy afternoon.
Oh, and it also shows the GHC Birth Center (red brick building in the center of the frame), so that's cool :)
Great day for wandering around the neighborhood. And a great chance for photos, like the one up top.
Some streets were closed and taken over by sledders; many snowmen (and other snow creatures) were made. You can read all about it over on CHS.
Finally, Happy MLK Day! Great opportunity to reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work. Looks like our local radio station is doing a show on his involvement in the struggle for the rights of the poor.
Hope you're staying warm, reader!