Isolette graduates

As expected, the conversation with the neonatologist quite depressed me and set me back emotionally a few days. I think it was intended to be a hopeful talk but I was so drained afterward I slept for 14 hours – waking only because of the neverending need to pump. I get the sense too that when I show sadness that they think I am grieving some sort of parental experience. I’m not. I’m sad for my daughter – for what she may have lost. I also don’t like how they keep eagerly offering to show me scans of her brain. I don’t want to look at a picture I can’t understand – I want to know what it means.

I was buoyed afterward by some double snuggles. Being with them is very calming for me.


Both girls also graduated from their isolettes today into a crib (for C) and some sort of combination bed (for B). This change means they get dressed! I forgot to bring my few preemie onesies so for now it’s hospital garb.

C was not impressed with the concept of clothing!


And B in her big girl bed.


They may also try B without breathing support early next week as she does well. C is a few days behind her because of her lung injury but fingers crossed we get there soon.

One thought on “Isolette graduates”

  1. Am sure you calm them as much as they calm you.
    So happy they’re getting stronger. xxx

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