Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One Year Ago-A Homecoming Story

One year ago we finally got to bring our babies home, well Landon came home on the 5th, but Ava followed on the 8th, so I'm writing this today.  It had been 28 days of leaving my babies at the hospital, 28 days of my hubby and I going home to an empty house after months of anticipation of having the twins, 28 days of two empty cribs in the nursery just waiting for a little baby to sleep in them.

Those days were some of the longest days of my life and now they seem like they only amounted to a half second compared to the last year.  I have a hard time remembering every day in the NICU, I think I was in the fog of new mommyhood, traumatized from our birth story which you can read here.  Every morning from May 14th-June 8th, we woke up and went to the hospital.  We would stay there from 9am-7/8pm, I wanted to stay 24/7 but the amazing nurses kept reminding me I had to heal too, I had major surgery as well as pushed a baby out, not to mention my body had been on rest mode for 8 long weeks while on bedrest.

The NICU is a rollercoaster in which all you want to do is get off at the next stop.  Luckily at the time I didn't know the extent of a lot of information until I got their medical records for our insurance.  Like the fact that Ava was intubated (I never knew), only for an hour or so because her AGPAR scores were so low at birth. When I found that out I got upset, I felt like she must have bee sicker then I knew, but thankfully she is perfectly healthy today.

The one thing that kept me sane was the nurses, I knew my babies were in good GREAT hands of the nurses and doctors at the hospital.

Here are just a few pictures of our time in the NICU and the babies homecoming.


Totally Momma said...

I have to agree about the NICU nurses, they really are the best. My DS was in the NICU as well. ( by the way love Your DDS name it's the same as mine!) so glad you babies are doing well :)

Ashley Hunt said...

Our little peanut was in the NICU for 77 dayd, so I totally feel your pain as well as your feeling that time has since flown by. Our babies are miracles and blessings!

Andrea said...

Such adorable miracles!! It funny how fresh the NICU journey is the first year, but the second year starts to fade. By the third it is a distant memory. I loved our babies nurses too!! True angels on earth! Thanks for sharing these pictures..breathtaking!

Jamie said...

Happy Homecoming Little Ones!
They are so adorable! I'm glad everything turned out ok.

Molly BW said...

I just read your sweet homecoming story. You have two beautiful babies and I am so glad that I found your blog. I enjoy reading it very much. (And I LOVE the new blog look).

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