Freeland was our first preemie. Born at 33 weeks he weighed a whopping 5 lbs. 5 oz. He did so well and was only in the NICU for 9 days. Those were 9 hard days and I glad I did not know that exactly three years later we would be back in the same NICU with...
|We stopped by the NICU on the way from recovery to my room to see Freeland|
|First night home with Freeland|
|Casper is about a week old here. You can't tell that his little arms were the size of my finger.|
|Leaving the hospital with Casper|
|The three boys around the time we began our fist adoption.|
But we will never forget the days when we called in to the NICU when we couldn't be there and stood with pounding heart and a sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs as we waited to speak with the nurse. We will never forget the exhaustion. Or the terror of witnessing a "really bad alarm". We will never forget the panic of getting a phone call from the hospital at midnight.
And we will certainly never forget the nurses and doctors who cared for our boys so carefully and competently when we could not.