Friday, March 5, 2010

A Day in the Life...

Today, I've decided to participate in a blog that I've followed for a while... Kelly at Kelly's Korner has "Show Us Your Life" on Fridays, and today she has asked us to tell what our typical day is like.  

So this is a typical day for a Mommy with a baby in the NICU. :) Keep in mind, none of our days are the same, but this schedule is one of my favorites that we've had during the past 50 days in the NICU.

Wake up, pump, eat breakfast, watch GMA :)

Shower, get dressed, maybe throw a load of laudry in the wash

Travel to the hospital in Nashville to see Addie

Find a spot in the parking garage, get scrubbed-in to the NICU

11:00 feeding...
Take Addie's temperature, change her diaper, feed her, and cuddle :)

Pump again

The NICU closes for lunch, so we head out to grab a bite, too.

Back to find a spot in the parking garage, and scrub back in to the NICU

2:00 feeding...
Temp, diaper, and food for sweet Addie... and some extra cuddling and watching her sleep :)

Pump again

We stay in the NICU until her next feeding at 5:00... just watching and loving on her as much as we can.

NICU closes, and we head back to the house.

Dinner time (sometimes brought to us by sweet friends and family!)

Run errands, watch a little TV, clean up around the house, etc.  Sometimes it feels like our day starts when we get finished with dinner...

Pump again.. then get ready for bed.

Usually around 11:30 or 12
Lights out.

We sleep pretty well each night so that we are ready to start it all over again the next day.  This schedule may not sound like much, but it's pretty draining!  No matter how hard it is, though, we wouldn't do it any other way.  You do whatever you have to do to see this sweet face each day:

I can't wait to start our own schedule when Addie gets to come home with us!  Hopefully, that will be in the next couple of weeks! :)


Lesli said...

Thank you for sharing.. Adelyn is so precious and truly a miracle! I look forward to reading more! BTW, I love your daughters name, my daughter is Ayla... Have a great weekend!

Last of the Southern belles said...

Whew that made me tired just reading it! God bless the dear family and friends who bring over a meal. I can remember some days after being in the hospital with our son Tristan I didn't even feel up to putting one foot in front of the other. I am so glad you are documenting this experience Johnell. It will let Addie know how much she is loved and will show what a little miracle she is.

Nonna said...

Ahhhh! What a sweet, perfectly beautiful face it is....just like her Mommy's! That new schedule for you and Addie is gonna start real soon! I love you both..and I love these gorgeous pics! :)