To see Michelle at the NICU!
I just couldn’t wait another week….I’m leaving today for Columbia SC, and then on to Florida…and it would be OVER a week before I would be back to go see this little princess, so when Michael, Michelle’s daddy was talking to DH, we asked if we could come stop by the hospital where Michelle was for observation. We were greeted with a resounding YES!
So off we went!
Is there anything more precious than first time parents? We got there just as the nurses were changing and re-dressing Michelle, and does that girl ever have a set of lungs on her! You could hear her complaining LOUDLY down the hall!
Then it was feeding time. Michelle’s mama has been pumping her milk, which meant that DAD could feed!
I do believe that this daddy is OVER THE MOON for his princess! And, at only 5 days old, she has already acquired a nickname…they are calling her the LITTLE PIRHANA because she is hungry ALL THE TIME! LOL! Of course, it’s said with love and affection… ;c)
Look at that girl gaze up at her daddy!! She has the most amazing eyes, and you’d swear there was the wisdom of the world behind them.
Then came the burping!
Look at that expression! It says….”I know he’s my dad, but does he know what he’s doing?!?” :cD
And then it was MY turn….I honestly can’t remember the last time I held a newborn. Such a tiny yet solid package…..and she was looking at ME like…WHO are YOU!? Don’t worry Michelle, you’ll get used to having me around from time to time, I just can’t resist your sweet face!
Oh, and good news....Michelle should get to come home TODAY!
Some day ---- I hope some day ---- There may be grandkids in my future. And no, I’m not pushing anyone to get them here faster, honestly I’m not! But I’m in awe and full of wonder at the circle of life and the hope and joy that new ones bring!
And with that, I’m finishing packing the car! Projects ready to go for sewing in the hotel room at night….a bit of beach stuff for my day off on Sunday….and I’ll be off this afternoon heading to South Carolina to spend the evening with MY first born! ((How did he get to be 27 after all? I swear, he was just this small…just…yesterday!?)) And I am as filled with wonder at the men my sons have become, as I was amazed at how perfect they were when they were newborns.
Oh, on the job front for Jeff! He’s got the job down there as soon as he gets some stuff together HERE so he can move down. They are holding it for him! He has some issues with his car that need to be taken care of to make it safe for being on his own. And it’s all good. My baby may be ready to fly. It’s the beginning of HIS journey --- and he’s excited, and I am excited for him.
This circle of life, yes, it’s not easy. But it’s worth it!