So, I thought I'd post this just in case there is a mama out there reading it that could relate to this situation!!
My favorite part of the article:
Like many parents of hospitalized newborns, my husband, Alan, and I had a very different introduction to new parenthood than what had been described in all of the pregnancy books that I began devouring as soon as I learned we were pregnant. Having a baby that was so premature meant that we would not cut an umbilical cord, I would not hold my baby after he was born, and one of the most devastating things to me initially was learning I would not breastfeed Clark for weeks or possibly months.
As a tiny newborn, he was still growing and learning what most babies have the benefit of doing within their mothers’ protective wombs.
*G did get to cut William's umbilical cord :)
Here's the link to the TCH BLOG:
XOXO to all those NICU families out there!!!
Here are a few photos that Alison took when I was meeting William for the first time!
|1st diaper change|