Tuesday, April 5, 2011

NICU days go something like this....

Finn, Carter, Everett


Carter- aka our little Benjamin Button


As you can see, there's lots of cuddling babies. 

I worried about what it would be like to essentially get to know your babies in the NICU. Before having these guys I'd never set foot in a NICU and the image I'd conjured up in my mind was pretty less than ideal to say the least.

The NICU experience is full of ups and downs, no doubt about that. The babies make awesome gains one day and then take a step back the next. It's to be expected with premature babies who are still so little, but none the less the set backs can feel like a real bummer sometimes.

Overall, getting to know each of these little babies in this setting has been one of the greatest joys of our lives. It truly has. The NICU space is incredibly peaceful and very quiet. We spend all day going baby to baby kangarooing them, feeding them, changing their diapers, soothing them and just getting to know each of their little personalities, which are already revealing themselves. It doesn't feel overwhelming, rather it feels amazing that somehow WE get to be the ones chosen to care for these boys.

We absolutely love it.

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