Leaving the NICU is just as unnerving as it is relieving! Here are a few items that helped us through the transition.
Category: our micropreemie journey
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.
"No one better take my doll. She's so tiny. Makes me feel big and strong. I love her."
She has a lot of hair on her head. It's red like my Dad's. So very VERY special to me. And look at all the precious lanugo all over her body.
"We need to keep her head warm." *giggles*
video: Journey has her daddy's temperament. So far. And I adore her. Tears... Oh, those sneezes.
Her throat culture results show MRSA / staph infection.
Can't return calls or texts. Hope people understand. All I can do well is repeat "my baby" to no one around over and over.
She lost a little weight so she's back under 3 lbs (1350 grams). Grateful for her cute little kitten cries.
video: She's been handed to me 13 times, but I've never picked her up and held her, until tonight, December 6, 2014. What a JOY!
Born 1 lb 11 oz (765 grams) and 12.25 in. long, our little 24+6 week baby girl changed it all. We had no idea what we were getting into when I went in at 23 weeks, 2 days...
This post chronicles October 6-16, 2014 -- my stay in the Santa Monica UCLA Labor & Delivery unit.
I want to honor you for surviving your pain each day.
We 'should' have a 5-month -old goo-goo-ing while we decorate for the holidays. And every day.
What brings you the greatest JOY? The thing you're really passionate about? I'm not always good at it, because I also find great joy in people helping me!
This is our personal story about our memory foam mattress.