Post by penguin129 on Nov 29, 2016 21:17:41 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.
I think for us the Silver Lining was a new found appreciation for the role my H has and vice versa. I stay at home and he teaches. He had to take care of AG at home 50 miles away from HL and I for 4 days.
I also finally realized after 3 years of thinking I didn't bond with AG because I couldn't BF her, that I was more connected and bonded to her than I could ever be. I came to that realization while I was trick or treating for her at the hospital on Halloween. It was so hard to be away from my family then.
I think the NICU either breaks relationships, or makes you appreciate them more
My silver lining is that despite this being another high risk pregnancy.. instead of being frustrated with how much this little boy is hurting me, I appreciate (as much as I can while I groan in discomfort) what he is up to. How all the stretching and hard kicks are him strengthening up. I am so happy that it is in such a safe environment compared to a NICU.
Also.. the amazing nurses I met. In my other posts you'll end up reading about the ones I still am angry with.. but we had the most awesome night shift staff. They became almost family.
Post by runningmommy519 on Jan 16, 2017 22:49:59 GMT -5
Crying. S2 was a month old before that happened. I'm told he cried at birth but i don't remember it. When he cried for the first time because he needed something I took a video. Instead of picking him up.
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