Yesterday I was woken up by PCN so the doc can get my permission for baby Eden to get her tongue clipped & the nurse told me she had been doing very good drinking all her bottles & that we needed to get her car seat in because they needed to do the car seat test on her because she could go home soon. So during the night we went to see her & brought them the car seat. We witnessed our first hospital bath because they would bathe her when we aren't there. After her bath my boyfriend fed her & then we enjoyed her for a little while. We were so proud she was doing so good & she's been doing great enough with everything. Today they called me again saying she had run out of milk & she needed some & to also let me know she passed the car seat test with flying colors! So I asked since she passed the test if they had an idea of WHEN she will be coming home, she said that she believes she will come home between tomorrow or the day after but that she doubts Eden will be there by the end of the week because she is doing far too good for them! I was super excited because she will finally be coming home!!!
When I went to drop off the milk the nurse told me she had woken her up just enough to be fed & that if I wanted to try to BREASTFEED her!!! I was shocked & said yeah! I was super excited I was told or asked if I wanted to finally try to latch her on & I got myself ready. I picked her up right away & got my right breast ready for her. She was beyond hungry & kept looking to latch on & when I put my nipple on her mouth she took it right away & started sucking, I started to tear right away & was so happy she was able to latch on! For a few minutes she was struggling because since it was the first time she tried my nipple & she's been using the bottle nipple she could tell the difference but that didn't stop her!!! She eventually just stayed latched on & fed off of me!! I burped her a few times & then latched her on to my left breast & she latched on with no problems & drank for a while until she put herself to sleep. I burped her again & she kept asking for more so I gave her what was in the bottle they had warmed up for her because I didn't want them to throw out the milk I had pumped for her in the morning when I woke up because she had latched on & she drank a lot of it & left a little behind. She fell asleep & I held her for a little bit. A lady came in & showed me how to do Infant Massages on a fake baby since Eden was passed out from the milk & I thought it was a really neat thing to learn! I stood there for a few more minutes & then left with the happiness of the fact she will be coming home this week & she was able to latch on to me!!!!
I want to thank everyone here who has helped me with this crazy part of my life, every time I get an e-mail saying someone sent something I get excited because it feels like I have a connection with you guys & reading what is left always makes me feel so much better. For my boys I never truly had any sort of support, with my oldest I hid my pregnancy for 6 months & with my now middle child I was going thru an even more rough patch & I was always stressed & brought down. But with this last pregnancy even though I have been thru some stress I have finally had the support I've never had & though it feels weird & odd it also feels amazing because it's nice to have people who truly care. Not only a boyfriend who cares & supports me but his mom & then you guys. It truly means a lot to me. I don't know where I would be mentally if it hadn't been for you guys. When she comes out of PCN & comes home I will still post on here...it's honestly easier to type here than writing in my journal I have where I write every once in a while. Thank You!
I am so very thrilled for you and that baby Eden is doing so well in the NICU!! It is wonderful she was able to latch and breastfeed. You are so very very welcome for all of the support, it's what Share is all about! I hope you keep us posted on her discharge date and how everything goes at home with her and the boys. I'm very happy that we have been able to help you and that you feel a connection here. Its what keeps us all coming back, knowing there are people who get it!
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I am so happy to read this post! I just loved reading this. I'm so glad to hear you felt so supported here! That's exactly what we are hear for. We are cheering you on and sending you lots of comforting, supporting, positive vibes.
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