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Vroomiemama- I send you many .
The NICU is so hard, such a surreal experience, and only understood by parents who have had a child or children in it. It is so hard.
My twins were in the NICU for 6 weeks. The longest 6 weeks of my life. They had a bumpy go of it. It was an emotional roller coaster.
At first all of the cords etc coming from them were so daunting. After a while I barely saw them. I know I was scared holding them when they still had the arterial line in their belly buttons b/c if it fell out they would bleed from an artery. Once that was out I felt better.
I was able to breastfeed them and I still am. That will get easier closer to them hitting "term". They were very sleepy for a long time and were fed by tube and then by bottle while I would try once a day with each of them.
That said, here we are at 16 mos., all caught up developmentally, so healthy and joyful. You will get there.
I think being a preemie parent has made me a better parent that I perhaps would have been. For that I am thankful for the experience, even though I wish it had never happened.
Can you keep us updated on Jayla and Evelyn's progress?
FYI- we need a password to see the pics of your babies!
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