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2/21/92 — Our NICU Journey Day 97

February 21, 2011

Isaac — 1087 grams

Molly — 1465 grams


Miss Molly all wrapped in a real pink blankie, not just standard issue hospital striped baby blanket. Her poor little face was all taped up (look closely and you can see that pug nose was actually the result of hospital tape. Right from the start, Molly was quite the contortionist and escape artist. By this point, she was an expert at getting her little fingers wrapped around the hose and dislodging the nasal cannula, so they had to tape her up pretty well.


Ike, you look so cute in your crib. Little you in this great big bed. The have you under an oxygen tent, but it is much bigger than the one you had in the isolette. We also got to try you at my breast today. You had no clue what was happening, but you seemed to like just having my nipple in your mouth. You were satting at 98 percent.


Today is your big brother Ian’s 13th birthday. Another holiday that you are kind of missing. You seem to be loving your new big-girl crib. They have you sitting in a little Cabbage Patch doll seat with your binky propped up by your mouth and you are happy. Daddy put up the crib mobile that Uncle Eddie got you. It’s very cute with little stuffed Beatrix Potter characters hanging on it. You still can’t quite figure out how to do the breastfeeding thing.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Ligia permalink
    February 21, 2011 4:55 am

    Hello, dears. My baby Julia was born with 670g, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I understand very well your situation. Julia is now 4 years old. She’s a beautiful, healthly and smart girl. Everything is going to be all right, just be patient. I wish all the best for you. Ligia

    • Ligia permalink
      February 21, 2011 5:17 am

      Sorry, I didn’t understand your history. Just 5 minutes later I saw the calendar… hahahaha
      I’m very happy that all is right.

    • February 21, 2011 10:35 am

      Thank you for your kind comments. As you discovered, Isaac and Molly are now happy, healthy young adults. Thank you for reading and all the best to you and Julia.

  2. February 21, 2011 8:12 am

    It’s strange to say, but they are getting so big in the photos!

    • February 21, 2011 10:27 am

      They were getting big. We thought they were huge! My dad laughed out loud every time we said it, but that’s how we felt at the time.

  3. February 21, 2011 1:12 pm

    I had a pink blanket just like that as a baby that my great grandma made me! I love reading your story

    • February 21, 2011 4:04 pm

      Molly’s great grandma made her that blanket. It was just a tiny square, not really a blanket at all, but it fit her at this time. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  4. Ligia permalink
    February 21, 2011 2:08 pm

    Beautiful project!!
    I want to share it with people from the hospital where Julia was born.
    Hey, look Julia’s blog about food (because she has only 1/3 of intestin):
    I’m really happy that she can eat anything and love good food…

    • February 21, 2011 4:02 pm

      I will definitely look at Julia’s blog about food. Isaac had a lot of eating issues for nearly 10 years. And please do share our story with your hospital. They are welcome to link to our site. Let me know if they do. Thanks again.

  5. February 21, 2011 2:11 pm

    I so enjoy following along with you and I can’t wait to see what is next. -Thank you

    • February 21, 2011 3:59 pm

      So glad you’re coming along for the ride.

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