Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I'm sitting in the NICU, having 'a moment'. There is a baby down the hall from us who I dont think is doing well. There are doctors and nurses all around them, and the mom is a young girl who I know is having the worst day of her life. And I couldn't help but notice that there was no one with her that looked like the father. But her mother is with her. So its made me realize how incredibly blessed we have been. Our babies are doing so well. They are gaining weight like crazy. They all have bad days, and need help... but they are going to be fine. Things could have been so much worse. The other day, our nurse Jane, who we love (we offered her an in-home job if she'd come live with us. I think she thought we were joking)... anyway. Jane told me the other day "I'm so glad they are doing so well. There are so many things that easily could have gone wrong. They could have had so many more issues, and look at them!"
And she is so right. It's amazing. Our babies are here. And they are making progress. That's all we can ask for.
Seeing that young girl also made me realize how lucky I am to have Matt. Clearly I dont know her situation, and I never will, nevertheless, I'm grateful to have such an amazing husband, who is already an amazing father. I'm grateful that his job allows him to spend so much time here in the NICU with us.
I will never again feel sorry for myself for being in this situation. Right now I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.


Teresa Boyd said...

What a month! I can't wait to hold them! I've stopped holding my breath when I see your name on my phone, but I caught myself holding it again while reading this. You really are blessed and you're a great mom!
PS- has Matt been able to give them blessings? Answer by text, please.

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

I love every picture, every pair of great big eyeballs, all 60 (previous comment deleted because I put 30 instead… wait a second! got to double that!) of those perfect fingers and toes. I love you and Matty to death, and I'm so glad your three sweeties are strong fighters. It was so amazing to see them last night, and how much they've grown in a few short weeks. Their guardian angels (you and Matt at the forefront) are doing a fantastic job.