Monday, March 29, 2010

The Lord has done great things for us

This has been an emotional week. Miss Brynn has really taken off with the bottle feeding. This is very exciting, and very terrifying. That means soon, we'll be bringing that sweet girl home. I feel very comfortable taking care of her. I am ready to bring her home. At the same time, I am PANICKING!!! Surely I have forgotten some important piece of baby equipment, do we have enough blankets? I KNOW we have enough lysol and clorox wipes to fend off any germs. I realized today, it's not so much that I am going to miss the NICU, but I will miss being constantly surrounded by people who understand. You don't need to explain the intricacies of Suck-Swallow-Breathe to NICU mommies. We know. I'm going to miss watching the other babies grow... at least I can follow their blogs!

It was emotional in other ways, too. Baby Micah passed away this week. He was born at the same birth weight as Brynn. He had been in the NICU for over a month now. He was doing really well, even on to CPAP, but then an infection took his little life. The night that he went on, the NICU was very quiet. All of the parents were in tears. You can't help but think that could have been your little angel. It made the importance of keeping infection away that much more evident.

It was also a joyous week. Brynn is so fun. She smiles a lot, and she is learning to play with her tongue. She will remember it is there and stick it in and out for 15-20 minutes at a time. So Cute. I got to give her her first bath. While she was laying naked on her warmed blankets, she wrinkled her brow and looked at me like, "Mom, what in the world is going on?" even funnier was when the nurse started taking off her monitor leads. Her forehead got even more wrinkled and her eyes started darting back and forth. It was almost like she was telling us, "Do you guys know what you are doing?" I love getting to know her every day. I can't wait to get to know her at home!

Baby Spa

Happy Girl

100 Days in the NICU!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful post, Courtney! Brynne is a doll! What a blessing the Lord has given you and Isaac in giving you both her, and what a blessing He has given Brynne in giving her you both as parents!