Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Is it narcissism if you heart swells with pride each time someone comments on how beautiful your daughter is? Cause seriously, I can't get enough of it. =)

Today, during Linda's morning visit, they needed to give Alicia eye drops in preparation for her eye appointment. No sooner had they taken off her blindfold than four or five nurses all made a beeline for our incubator to coo and ogle Alicia. And of course Alicia was eating up all the attention. Linda says that as she was being held and surrounded by all these people, she just looked up at everyone with rapt attention, smiling and making cute expressions. Our little girl, such a ham already. Where in the world does she get it from? ;)

Alicia is still doing really well on her thinner nose cannula, so that's a good sign. Linda confirmed that if she does do well, then they will start making preparations to get her upstairs to the step-down unit.

Both Linda and I are excited but apprehensive about this move. I mean, our 5th floor NICU is all we've known. The nurses and hospital workers there have become our friends. It'll be really hard for us to leave, and the nurses have readily admitted that it'll be hard for them to let go of Alicia as well. Linda even asked if we could just stay in the NICU and just go home from there. =) But we'll see.

Also, with the prospect of coming home looming closer and closer, I'm becoming more acutely aware of how much more there is to prepare. People have offered to help but the problem is I don't know what I need help with!

I have no idea what I need to prepare for a newborn, let alone one with such a dramatic birth story.

While it can be nerve-wracking, I have to say that this is a VERY, VERY nice problem to be having. I mean, we're preparing for the home-coming of the queen and princess! What a celebration that will be!

1 comment:

  1. Aww, yeah. So exciting. :) Maybe one of the new moms could come over and help suggest ways to set things up that you'll probably find convenient? Is her crib (or whatever she'll be sleeping in at first) ready to go? Bedding washed? I did that and put their clothes away in their dresser, had the changing table all set up and ready to go, bottles and pacifiers sterilized and ready to use, bouncy seats and swing set up, all that good stuff. It was really helpful to have all that ready to go!