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Meet Oliver: A Finley Baby

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Oliver James Sears was born on January 13, 2020 at UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital.

Parents' Names: David and Sarah Sears

Baby's Name: Oliver James Sears

Weight/Length: 8 pounds, 8 ounces, 20.5 inches

Birth Date: January 13, 2020

Our favorite nurse: Each nurse that took care of us, day or night, was amazing! They were all very patient with us, as we adjusted to being new parents. We appreciated how each nurse was able to provide us with information about our newborn and the care he needed. Cat was very straight forward, yet kind, and we appreciated that. Leigh was also a huge help, as we adjusted to breastfeeding. She made us feel calm and supported, as we left the hospital to do this thing on our own. 

Things we liked most about our stay:

  • The time the nurses took to updated the next nurse about what our family had going on in terms of medications, goals and concerns we were dealing with. Overall, every nurse, even ones that didn't work directly with us, were kind and helpful. 

  • The snacks/drinks provided for us in the magic fridge (as we called it). The ice cream was enough for us to feel so much better about our stay. It provided a nice treat, after we experienced lots of learning curves (first time parents, remember). 

Words of wisdom: Take their birthing and breastfeeding classes. Both classes were given by nurses we were able to see during our stay. It was nice to have already felt comfortable with some staff. Plus, the classes eased a lot of our worries, prior to our son being born. 

Thank you so much to the nurses, staff and Dr. Anderson for making the birth of our first baby the best day we could've wished for. 

Love, 

The Sears