Monthly Archives: September 2010

NICU Babies

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is as foreign a world as Avatar. Unless you’ve had a baby in the NICU and been there with him, you don’t have the capacity to fully understand the emotions, energy, and exhaustion that goes … Continue reading

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Today Hurts.

God has been gracious, but it’s days like today that my emotions don’t seem to care about that. I’m sorry. Gabriel had a semi-hard day yesterday. He looked pale this morning because his red blood cell count was low and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Fair

I finally understand what unconditional love is all about. No words suffice in describing it; no words are needed, period. Gabriel is my perfect baby. He is the gift I never thought to ask for. I’ve had a couple of … Continue reading

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He’s Perfect

He cried! The doctors told me not to expect to hear him cry, hold him, or see him. He sure showed them! Gabriel was born in the afternoon of September 11 weighing in at 2 lb 5 oz, 14.5 in … Continue reading

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OMG

My last blog was 48 hours into my stay in Antepartum in the hospital. Gabriel and I were stable the next 48 hours as well. Boredom was starting to set in for mom and I. By friday night (the fourth … Continue reading

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Whirlwind

The last few days have been a whirlwind. I’m writing all of this down more so for myself than anyone else. It will all seem like a blur by the time its over. Two days ago I had an appointment … Continue reading

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Expectations

In doing my best to prepare for Gabriel to be here, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about services the state and federal government can offer. Funny how my preparations for a child without special needs would be so different…or maybe … Continue reading

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