Friday, October 02, 2009

Newborns and the Swine Flu

The swine flu is supposed to hit Utah kind of hard this month and so hospitals are cracking down to protect the newborns. Utah Valley (where we will be delivering) is not allowing children under the age of 14 into the maternity section of the hospital and if you are over the age of 14 you can only enter if you are completely healthy - no kind of sicknesses at all.
This is wonderful because I want my baby to be protected. It's actually a little stressful to have a baby right now with the idea that she cannot be vaccinated and she will be vulnerable to the swine flu. This is also terrible because I was so looking forward to Henry and Ella coming to see us at the hospital. Hopefully they'll be okay with waiting the 2 days until we are able to come home.
Also, Henry hardly ever gets sick - seriously, I don't remember the last time he was sick. Today he woke up with a cold...
On a similar note, today I will get my membrane's stripped (again) and HOPEFULLY we'll have a baby today or tomorrow - stay posted!

4 comments:

hakes family said...

good luck! let us know if you need anything!

Jess and Jen said...

Good luck! I'm glad the hospital is taking extra precautions!

Mike and Adrianne said...

Good luck! I hope it works this time. Will is like Henry...never sick. But the other two boys seem to be sick all the time.

joeandcarole said...

I'm here for the duration AMy! It would be nice if she'd decide to come out and play! Or actually anything else she wants to do, just so she joins us, right!
Love you, Mom