I had a great day at the NICU today. First I had a double snuggle, which was wonderful. The girls were reunited at last.
After that, we gave them a bath, so I got to see them without masks and leads and everything for a few moments. Both girls did great without the breathing support.
This picture of B makes me laugh, because she looks more like a bird than a baby. Part of it is because her face is indented from the mask. But I think it gives a sense of how tiny and fragile these little people are.
Cora also did wonderfully and cried loudly after being bathed. Then she gave me some eye contact. We have another meeting tomorrow to talk about the future and the kind of follow-up care she’ll get given her diagnosis. I’m not sure I even want to talk about it though, because at this point I’m just learning to live and enjoy the moment. I can’t control what’s ahead and no one can tell me with any certainty what it looks like, so I think we just need to forge ahead together and enjoy the positive moments. Here’s a picture of C.