Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Groundhogs Day (NICU Parents)





Night time:
Wake up. Pump. Sleep. Wake up. Pump. Sleep. Wake up. Pump. Sleep(sort of).
Day time:
Steal a few snuggles with your first born before you head to the hospital.
Drive next to crazy holiday shoppers on way to the hospital.
Walk through maze of hallways and doors to NICU.
SCUB hands RAW. Distinct soap smell that you associate with your daughter.
Buzz in.
Doors open and there she is.
Quiet all around even with babies quietly crying and machines beeping.
Nothing else matters.

I am beyond grateful for another perfect baby wrapped in swaddling clothes...lying in a manger. My Savior. I am grateful that he is here with me. That he knows what we are going through and that he helps me wake up every morning and be grateful for all of my blessings. I am grateful for all of you and your kind deeds, thoughts, and prayers. Our sweet baby Miriam is growing and progressing. For that I am grateful:)
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  1. Beautiful baby, beautiful post. Hang in there.

  2. this post made me cry thinking of you guys. i hope you get to bring that sweet beautiful baby home soon! love you guys.

  3. You brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing woman you are! She is beautiful. I wish I could be there to do something. We all pray for you all day and think of you often and rejoice every time we hear that she is gaining weight. She is so beautiful and so blessed to be sent to such a wonderful family. You guys are awesome! I love you! Give Jaxon and Miriam a hug and a kiss for me.

  4. Oh, how can it be so hard and so worth it at the same time?!

    Can I do something for you? Anything?

  5. I know you don't know who I am, your husband served in the area where I lived. And I met him soon after I was baptized. I just wanted to share with you that I know what you're going through, and as tough as it seems now, it will get easier. There is a song that I listened to every day on my drive to the NICUl...
    The Storm is rolling in
    And you're wondering where He is
    As the billows are tossing high
    You feel alone
    But He truly knows
    And even when you're in the dark
    He's there, right where you are

    Hold on
    Even when your eye's can't see
    Your destiny
    He still believes
    Be strong
    He can see tomorrow's change
    He is the surest way
    Keep the faith

    He sees the daily grind
    And He feels each tear you cry
    He understands your heart
    He never forgets
    the child that is His
    Nothing escapes His view
    He's there, He's pulling your you

    I'm so greatful for your testimony that you posted. I know how trying this time can be. Especially when you have another little one waiting for you at home. Your heart can be pulled in so many directions.How wonderful it is of the knowledge that we have. My family is praying for your family and we're praying that your beautiful daughter gets to come home soon!
    PS. My name is Kelly by the way. We live in Texas.

  6. You are so close!! Hang in there. She is so beautiful. It is so hard. I cried and cried. You got to do the car seat test- miriam is coming home soon!!

  7. I love you!!!! Now don't make me cry again.. haha.