*I’ll be uploading my Instagram posts from our time in NICU, followed by a more recent picture of Rex, so you’ll be able to see the difference and keep-up with our journey*
25th June 2019
“So, yesterday we made real progress…WE ALL LEFT NICU! It snowballed pretty quickly. It started with switching off all his monitoring equipment for his heart and breathing (I had a tiny meltdown). Then we got to remove all the wires, meaning we can pick him up without the fear of pulling something off, or making an alarm beep.
Then it was time to wave goodbye to the incredible team who have cared for my boy since day one. We headed out of NICU and into a room of our own, in a separate ward, for a sleepover.
I’ll be staying here in hospital with him, to establish round the clock breastfeeding and to learn how to give Rex his medication. Night one went well on the whole, but I was very overwhelmed, and I didn’t sleep much – like any new parent’s first night with their baby. It was lovely though; being 100% responsible for him meant that I felt like a proper mom for the first time in 8 weeks.
Rex has to have a minor operation this week, so he’ll be back in NICU for a night. However, it finally feels like we’re at the end of a long stint in hospital, and are all ready for family life to really start.
I have so many blog post/article ideas in me. I’ve been writing many a list, and am going to be sharing my experience, along with some ideas to help those in similar circumstances. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself…I think the excitement has taken over.
Here’s Marv enjoying a wire-free cuddle with his son; he came in to drop off snack supplies, because even though I adore the NHS; the food here sucks!”
Peace, love, and progress, Fay x