We were in the Baptist Hospital area this afternoon for Calee's appointment, so we decided to stop by and visit the place where this incredible journey started almost 7 months ago!
On December 8th, I was admitted to the antepartum floor at Baptist. I remained there until Cohen was born on December 23rd. He was in the NICU at Baptist until March 1st...we were transferred to Vanderbilt that day for the swallow study, that turned into the MRI, G tube....etc, etc......
We had not been back since he went to Vandy. We were thrilled for the doctors and nurses to see how great he is doing and how much he has grown.
It was really strange to be there....to see other babies in Cohen and Emma Claire's spots!!!! We saw several teeny babies, many that were just over a pound . I don't care how many little babies I have seen, I am still amazed at the sight of those little miracles. I was also shocked at how quiet it was-----I don't think it was ever quiet when we were there! (much due to us and the Warren's =)
Going back is a great reminder of how far Cohen has come. I pray every night that I never, never, ever take for granted the gift we have been given. No matter how tired we get, how many appointments we keep, how many worries we may have....it is all SO worth it. Cohen is such a blessing and today was a beautiful reminder.
I did manage to snap a few pics of our visit.-Cohen with Suzanne (aka Barbie), one of our awesome nurses...and Cohen with Dr. Haynes, one of the NICU doctors that we love dearly. (he loved looking over her shoulder as you will see in the pic) One thing I don't need to be reminded of is how blessed we were by the Baptist NICU, they are true testaments of love and compassion. WE LOVE YOU!