Well, as any mom of a preemie knows, every day in the NICU is different. Some days they take steps back, some days they take steps forward. In the past few days, H has been doing great! Lots of steps forward! In a few days, he will be moving to a crib and drinking from a bottle! The bottle part makes me happy because that means he'll get held every 3 hours. That makes me so happy, because I can only be there to hold him for a very short time every few days.
I didnt realize how hard this would be, but I just long for him. My heart longs to have him home and watch him grow. But at the same time, I would never want to bring him home before he's ready. To be anxious all the time, wondering if he was going to stop breathing for a moment, or if his little head was leaning too far forward...that would be too much. I am so incredibly thankful for the amazing nurses at the NICU. They take such care and love what they do. For real.
The NICU has several different rooms, labeled A-H, A being the most intensive care and H being the least. Haven is in room F!
I love my life. I love my kids. I love my friends. I can't wait for this weekend, to spend time with friends who are visiting from very far away (TOO far if you ask me!) and family and eat yummy foods together.
Enjoy your life!