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12/6/91 — Our NICU Journey Day 20

December 6, 2010

Isaac — 583 grams

Molly — 691 grams

Holding my baby girl for the first time. Don't mock my appearance. It was the middle of the night. I was exhausted, elated and crying. Look at that tiny head, no bigger than a plum floating on a pile of pillows and cloth diapers.


You are really a sad guy today, wiggling all over, pulling on your tube. It looked like you were crying and it just breaks my heart to see that silent cry. I tried to hold you to calm you down, but it didn’t seem to help. You are still hanging out at about 40 percent oxygen, but your rate is way down to 14. We have to wish Uncle Ed a happy 30th birthday. He says we need to get you some cool shades to live up to your cool nickname. We’re going to give Ian and Becky their Hanukkah gifts tonight. I hear they have one for you.


Big day for friends and family. Uncle Ed turns 30 and BJ is having his bar mitzvah. Molly is busy being a pain about her oxygen. We’re not happy about this, Mol. Your blood gases are “great”, but your saturation level and heart rate keep dropping. Cut it out, OK? I heard Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels sing “Good Golly, Miss Molly” today and it made me smile.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Lori Prang permalink
    December 6, 2010 9:47 am

    You look beautiful Susan!

    • December 6, 2010 2:53 pm

      Only another preemie mom could think I look beautiful in this picture, Lori, but I thank you anyway.

  2. December 10, 2010 12:22 am

    Wonderful picture. How could you not cry.

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