We’ve had a big day so far

Thank you all for your thoughts and well wishes. It means so much to Dave and me, and I’m sure Ian feels like a little rock star right now.

It felt like it took forever for me to get down to see Ian. I felt a million times better after spending time with him. He’s pink, he looks relaxed, and he was getting lots of rest. We were able to do his mouth care/temp/diaper routine, which was the first highlight of my day. We never got to do any of that with Jillian, so it meant a lot. He wasn’t a big fan of any of it, and he made sure we knew. His furrowed brow makes me feel bad because he is obviously unhappy when he’s doing it, but it’s so perfect and adorable that I can’t help but love it.

While we were there, one of the doctors from Jillian’s stay came over to say hi. He introduced himself and I mentioned that we’ve met before. He then acknowledged that we had, which made me think he was letting me take the lead on whether we’d address that. He commented on how well Ian is doing and how different this experience will be. He mentioned that they were going to start weaning Ian off the CPAP. That’s obviously a big step, but I also knew it might mean I wouldn’t get to hold him today because we don’t want to overwhelm him. That’s okay though.

While we were there, my peri came in to visit. I’m not sure if she was in the hospital anyway or not, but I was shocked to see her. We talked about the delivery and how much trouble the doctor had removing the cerclage, and then she left. Ian’s nurse’s jaw dropped as my doctor walked out. She said she thought she was my sister or something and that I am a very lucky person to have a doctor like her. I agree. She’s been amazing for the past several months.

We came to my room for some rest and went back down a little bit ago. As we entered the NICU, the doctor mentioned that Ian was doing even better. We got to his bedside and I could finally see his sweet little face because the CPAP was gone. It makes me so nervous to know he’s breathing on his own (even though he’s constantly monitored), but being able to really look at him was amazing. I’m starting to think he actually looks like my other little brother.

Then his nurse asked if I was ready to hold him. Obviously. We got all situated and she placed him in my arms. I melted. He’s perfect. As soon as someone dimmed the lights, he opened his eyes and looked right at my face. It was one of the most perfect moments of my life. He then spent the rest of our snuggle time looking back and forth between Dave and me, and it seemed like he was fighting to stay awake. I eventually had to give him back because we all need to rest, especially because today has been so eventful.

I’m almost afraid to post this because it seems like things are going too smoothly. Obviously that’s a great thing, but Dave and I are both terrified to acknowledge the progress. Hopefully things will keep getting better. We don’t have any idea how long he’ll be here, and we’re both too scared to ask. I think it all depends on how the next few days go. We’ll see.

23 thoughts on “We’ve had a big day so far

  1. megan, you have to keep posting these! I love reading them! he is just so cute, i can’t take it. BTW, I think dr. P came in to just see you! because she stopped by after seeing you and talk to me and said she was leaving! she really is the best!


  2. CONGRATULATIONS MEG!!! I was so excited to see your last blog post. I am so happy for you guys, and so glad that Ian is doing so well. I love his name, by the way 🙂 Can’t wait for more updates!

  3. I have tears in my eyes…..this is so wonderful. I’m so glad he’s doing so well. Hugs to all of you.

  4. Awesome update! Sounds like he is doing great so far. Ella hated care times, the temperature in particular. She would hardly make a peep when they placed an IV, but when her mother held a thermometer under her armpit god help us. Glad to hear that Ian is doing so well. Makes me so happy to hear such wonderful updates.

  5. Hey Megan-
    I teared up reading this post. I am so glad Ian is progressing well. I am also so happy you have what sounds like a wonderful team of doctors supporting you. Love you guys!

  6. I’m so happy Ian is making such great progress, and so happy for all of you. I’ve got everything crossed that everyone’s good progress continues.

  7. Congrats on your sweet little boy. I am so happy for you 🙂 My thoughts are with you, hoping that Ian makes it out of the NICU very quickly.

  8. I don’t know you, but I’ve been following your blog from the beginning and I have to tell you, I’m in tears right now. I don’t know that I have ever been happier for a person before. You so deserve this happiness and wonderful moment in your life right now. Hold tight to that little boy and know that everything will be alright. So happy for you. 🙂

  9. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LITTLE BOY! It must be so surreal that he us here. I’ve been reading with bated breath! I’m glad he is finally here and doing well. You guys are in my T&Ps! xo best of luck and enjoy every second. They grow so quickly!

  10. I have never met you before, I sort of stumbled onto your blog by way of The Bump so long ago I can’t remember when. I have followed your story and I could not be happier for you today. I had tears in my eyes reading how you got to hold your new son, and how you felt about him. You have decided to share a part of your life with us and I feel so fortunate to “know you” this way. I wish you and your family all the best that is possible under this sun. Congratulations!

  11. I have tears in my eyes. I came here first thing to get an update, so happy to hear he is making such great progress! Ian is beautiful!

  12. This made me cry, in a good way! I’m so glad Ian is doing well. He will continue to make progress and soon you will all be home together. I will keep you in my prayers! 🙂

  13. Congratulations and I wish Ian the best of luck to leave the NICU soon. He sounds so adorable. My heart is brimming with warmth for you and your family.

  14. Many congratulations for your newest addition. I’m so glad he’s doing well. Hopefully soon you’ll be bringing him home. Congratulations again.

  15. Just returned from vacation and was SO happy to hear that Baby Ian is here!!! Congratulations!!!

  16. Congratulations!!! We will continue to pray for you and baby Ian! Good luck and try to stay positive!!! 🙂

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