Leaving the NICU is just as unnerving as it is relieving! Here are a few items that helped us through the transition.
Today is a day when moms are celebrated, while the "hopeful mom" or the moms who have lost, ache with a pain they can't express...it hurts holding it in.
Surely she's still considered a baby. I'll decide when she's a toddler...
She's attempted to eat a long-dead lizard, pine needles, spider legs, R2D2, essential oily jar bottle caps, and other things that prove she's SUPER smart.
Best day off with my two faves. We took a "holiday" from our jobs to celebrate Kyler's birthday. Love having a job that allows this freedom!
Get more sleep. Work can wait. People can wait. Laundry and dishes can wait. Get in lots of snuggle time. Cuddles and love have the strongest healing power.
"I like to smell her and listen to her hum songs fro hours. She stares at me and smiles until I fall asleep. I love Mom and Dad. I love life. Home will be my favorite."
Born 765 grams (1 lb 11 oz), now 1535 grams (3 lb 6 oz). Now 15" (born 12"). Today Mom left the freezer slightly open for a few hours...40 bottles tossed. Tears.
"Back to isolation we go... positive staph/MRSA results. Brand new hospital protocol requires it. I'm changing things around here, people."
Is there a way to earn a living by stretching? I'm so good at that. I can stretch fast and slow. I push up when I'm on my tummy. There's really no stretch I cannot do.