Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mom Time with Luke

As Michael said, Tuesday was a special day.  For the first time, we felt like parents.  We felt like a team, united by love and this true miracle.  For those of you waiting on the parenthood experience, please know it's worth the wait.  And remember that I say that without an ounce of bitterness or judgment in my heart.  I have such compassion for those who God asks to wait.  It is NO easy feat.  As one who has waited, please know God will bless each and every day you wait.  Joy comes in the morning. This I know for sure.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate Michael stepping up and taking the lead in neonatal care.  This recovery is far more intense than I expected and as much as I'd like to be in the NICU all day every day, my body simply isn't ready for that. My blood pressure is unfortunately still at a higher level and my pain isn't managed completely. Still, I love to go visit the children as much as I can.

In the meantime, Michael is there with them, singing songs and reading books to each one of them.  He's already such an amazing father (as I'm sure you gathered from his blog post last night).  People say you fall more in love with your spouse at different times in your marriage.  Well, they're right.  I've witnessed Michael's demeanor evolve as he welcomes these sweet children into his heart.  There's nothing in this world that brings his more joy and love.  I'm honored to be a part of this family.

Yes, this is my new make up line called exhaustion.  Quite fetching, isn't it?

In one of these posts, I'll have to tell you about the actual surgery/delivery, but I don't think today's the day.  Let's give me some time to gain a bit more perspective--my hormones are still all over the place.

I did get the opportunity to do skin to skin with Luke on Tuesday.  He is such a popular dude.  More than one nurse and even a doctor call this little man their "boyfriend."

Luke Thomas Baudinet

Getting more info from one of the doctors.

Yesterday (Wednesday) is what the doctors are calling a "do over day."  Apparently these happen in the NICU and it's part of the (very stressful) experience. We'll explain more about the challenges our little ones face in another post.  For now, everyone is stable and we pray that today God enables these children to take breast milk and digest it properly.  Happy Thursday!

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