To all my Moms (three of them) as well as all my friends who are Mamas, what you are about to hear is a true story...
In other, mostly related news, today is the third anniversary of Marissa receiving her trach and g-tube. May 9, 2007. For three days, she was given a paralytic drug. She needed to lay perfectly still so the trach site could heal properly. We did range of motion exercises for her on her arms and legs, so her muscles and joints would stay loose, but we could not hold her. That was so hard on this Mama's heart.
Then, on Sunday, May 13th, I got the best Mother's Day gift I have ever gotten or could have asked for. Jeremy and I came in that morning to see that the night nurses had made Mother's Day cards for all the babies' mommies:
Isn't that so sweet?
But that wasn't even the best part of that day.
After 3 1/2 days I was finally able to hold my girl for the first time after her trach was placed! I held her for hours and my heart was so full! She was even awake and alert for a short time.
Happy Mother's Day to me!
And now, some Mother's Day laughs:
I hope you all are having a wonderful Mother's Day!