"Sometimes the light is shining on me..........other times I can barely see"
I was just sitting here thinking that......well the title says it all!
So I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane, join me if you wish. Tears may be shed, smiles will be mandatory, and even a laugh or two. It just hit me as I was looking at him that it was time for this kind of journey.
Away we go!!!!!!!!!!
First day was a tough one. Lack of sleep and uncomparable stress (at least to me) led to our first meeting. There were 4 of us that first day and Julie was still layed up in the hospital. Lorna told me I could put my hands in the incubator and touch him and I remember breaking down and having to be coaxed by my Mother to actually do it. I later learned that the rubbing I was doing was not something I should have been doing due to his skin being so thin. We learned that about 2 weeks later and ceased all rubbing at that point. No damage done from this, so were okay!
The first time he was out of the incubator was an amazing moment. Julie just glows in this video. It was one of the more important moments of my life. Julie really loved her time holding him and it really created the bond and promoted breast milk production, just like it was designed to do!
This was a very important video. I was not there for this one live, but seeing it brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart. Latching and sucking was vital to his development since it was critial to his feeding properly.
He was getting so big.........he really started to look like a different baby all the way around.
He is also starting to "track" well with his eyes. He locks onto objects and can follow them as they move.
Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me. It is just amazing the power of prayer!