Post by motownthrowdown on Nov 16, 2016 19:09:00 GMT -5
Every cloud has a silver lining, and every NICU parent notices and appreciates different things than a healthy, full term parent. What are some things that your NICU stay made you appreciate that you might not have noticed otherwise? Can be baby related or not.
Post by motownthrowdown on Nov 16, 2016 19:14:08 GMT -5
The kindness and generosity of strangers. In the first couple of weeks, we had so many gifts given to us through the nicu parent support group. Hats for our daughter, beautiful handmade blankets, gift bags, onesies. It made us feel like she was still worthy of being celebrated, even though she was so tiny and frail.
Post by motownthrowdown on Nov 26, 2016 21:27:09 GMT -5
I feel like I fully appreciate the miracle of pregnancy and the power of modern medicine. If I ever have another baby, I will be the happiest preggo ever. Bring on the stretch marks, please let me get as big as a freaking house. I will pray for sleepless nights thanks to baby gymnastics. I will relish being so huge that I can't fit in anything but a tarp.
Although I will only ever make it to 36 weeks in a perfect scenario due to the way they had to cut my uterus.
I'm also in awe of how far modern medicine has come. I was sure that we wouldn't get to bring dd home. Between her prematurity, the meningitis, the sepsis, the hydrocephalus...
Motown throwdown good to see you. welcome again and feeling excited for you. as for as you raise a good question. It is apart from the regular forums of pregnancy. I was bored with the same topic. But glad to see a new topic. We may have a conversation on this. According to my observation, NICU parents have such things as they know how to support their children in every phase of life. Emotional and physical toll about a child who is in hospital. They give awareness to premature infants. This is too much harder than we are considering it though. It’s a scary place. Hope so you get my point. Talk to you later. Come up with some new topic next time.
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