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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sweet shout-out

Micro-preemie diaper perspective photo courtesy of Kami of It's No Biggie

One thing I love about this blogging hobby of mine is the community you find with people I like to call my imaginary friends. They exist in real-life, just not in my real life... as in, we've never met in person, but we've become friends online. One of my favorite imaginary friends is Kami of It's No Biggie.

Most days lately, I barely get my e-mail read, and don't get to check in on too many of the blogs I used to read on a daily basis. Yesterday comments poured in from a bunch of you that I'd never "met" before, wishing us well, and offering us prayers and support. When I finally put it all together, I found this sweet shout-out that Kami had posted, directing her readers to our little blog. I think I had clued in over the past month that she, too, had her own preemie daugher, Avery (now a happy, thriving 6 year old!), but she really hit it home with her kind post. (To see a video of adorable Avery that I guarantee will make you grin, go here.)

Thank you, Kami, (and all of Kami's readers) for your generous support! That was just the boost I (we) needed. All of this has been so overwhelming, it's so comforting to know we're not alone.

The past six weeks of our lives have been such a blur... and sometimes I feel like a total zombie with my physical recovery issues and the struggle to pump, the drama that is Connor's day-to-day status, the lack of sleep, and the amount of stress we've found ourselves under. However, I.am.not.complaining. Connor is worth every minute of joy and every bit of heartache we might have to experience. This just isn't how we imagined the adventure with our first baby to be - this is not the ideal I dreamed about.

All in all, we're hanging on... life consists of a bit of work for Brian, a lot of pumping for me, some sewing for Mom, and we visit the hospital a few times a day. I wish we could spend more time each visit in the NICU with Connor, but it's just not a very comfortable environment (cramped space, noisy alarms, uncomfortable chairs). So, we do what we can with multiple short visits. Mom's planning on hibernating the next couple of days indoors (kinda don't blame her - right now it's -27 F, with a wind chill of -47 F).

Meanwhile, Connor's been doing really well, and has had some really good test results lately. Look for a more detailed post (fingers crossed) tomorrow!


Christy said...

You can do it!

Anonymous said...

I came over from Kami's blog and wanted to say Connor is absolutely precious. Just keep the faith and hang in there it might be a long ride but worth every minute!

veronica said...

Sounds like good news! Hang in there! Still praying for you!

Adam & Kristen Birkmeyer said...

How sweet of Kami! It is always nice to connect with people who share(d) your same life experiences. I hope tomorrow's post brings good news!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

You're welcome. I know how it is and how you can use as many thoughts and prayers to get you through this time.

ps. Yay for internet friends! :)

Scott said...

Are you full-on flowing now with the things that attach to your things and pull out that stuff?

Reyes Family said...

I just want you to know how impressed I am with you and the strength you are showing. It is so kind of you to keep everyone posted with all you have going on. You are and have always been amazing!

tiburon said...

I am glad you are getting some good news.

I feel for you - I really do. I can't imagine how hard this must be.

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