Saturday, June 6, 2009

NICU Reunion

I almost forgot to tell everyone about their little impromptu NICU Reunion.

When the kids left the hospital, it just happened to work out that all their regular nurses & Dr.'s were off work. Janice worked the evening we roomed in, but she had a full lineup of babies to care for, so we didn't get to see her as much as we liked. But.... we knew she was giving other babies excellent care, so we understood.

Anyways, the day we checked out was very low key. Nobody that we knew was working, so Anna, April, & Dr. Su didn't get a chance to say goodbye. We didn't really have much going on Tue, and the gang was working, so we packed up the kids and rolled up to good ole St. David to visit the extended family.
Anna, April, & Dr. Su were really happy to see the kids and were very happy with how much they've grown and how good they looked. The kids cooperated, behaved, & were wide awake the entire time we were there. While we were there, several of their other friends were able to come out and see them to say hi.
It's funny, it had only been a couple days over 2 weeks since we exited the NICU, but it seemed like it had been a long time. Really showed Kim and I how close we've come to all the wonderful people in the NICU & how much we've missed seeing them. We can't say enough good things about that crew. They perform miracles on a daily basis, and yet it's simply routine and "doing a good job" for them.

We learned an important lesson on this trip. Due to all the things we had going on, we ended up leaving the house right when they were ready to feed. Because of the timing, Kim fed them in the truck on the way to the hospital. BIG Mistake! We weren't able to burp them until we got to the hospital, and Blake promptly threw up as soon as we got out of the truck.
So, no mas feeding while they are strapped in their car seat.

Anyways, we had a great visit and will post a couple pics when we have a moment to get them up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We loved seeing you guys too!! Can't tell ya how much we miss lil Blake and Jenna Lou....more pictures please!!