Friday, April 25, 2008

The Waiting Game

Sorry for the delay, but very good distractions. Perhaps this post will explain why. It’s amazing how the look of hospitals are the same throughout the world. This was taken in a patient’s room at the Frauenkinkik in Munich, but it could have easily been taken anywhere. With that said, it’s interesting how delivering a baby in the US is different than in Munich. Here are three very specific examples: 1. The lock down on security that exists in the states doesn’t exist in many places in Europe. 2. The role of mid-wives is paramount in Germany and they deliver babies as doctors stand back and engage only in emergencies. 3. And the checkout was a breeze. Once the doctor says it’s OK, then no other protocol necessary – not even a check whether you have a proper car seat. Let’s hear it for personal responsibility. Everything in between, felt like the same ol butter and bread.

4 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Well, it sounds like congratulations are in order. Boy or girl?

LynzM said...

Congrats!! :)

stephanie levy said...

Congratulations!

Hope all is well :)

Kim said...

Beautiful light in this photo!
I was checking in today because I had this niggling thought that you guys had a new baby due soon. Looks like all's well, but we'd like a cuteness factor and settling in with sibs report soon ;^).
Wishing you all lots of sleep!
-Kim
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