Sunday, August 23, 2009

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

This morning Grandad David and I were able to meet our granddaughter Callie for the very first time in NICU. Shawn was able to take us in one at a time. What a joyous moment. We are so very blessed.

Arriving at the hospital. I have to tell you, they have added on to the hospital however that area is not opened yet. You pretty much have to walk from Timbuktu where you park your car, and once in the hospital follow an obstacle course to find the lobby elevators. By the time you get to the room of whom you are visiting you hope there is a chair available to sit in.

It is a comforting place.

These pictures of Theresa and Shawn holding their daughter were taken earlier this morning before we arrived. Callie was awake so they were allowed to finally hold her. How precious are these pictures?

Here I am with Callie for the very first time. She was sleeping so we could not touch or hold her. Though we did not have to don gowns, we did have to scrub up to our elbows for 20 seconds with a special soap, then after we dried we had to use something else under our fingernails and then rub that up to our elbows and on our hands. Not at all a problem to do. This helps germs getting from visitors to Callie.

I was so overwhelmed with happiness, love and gratefulness that Callie is okay that I started to cry. Happy tears for sure. We thank God that Mommy and baby are both doing so well. Callie has earned the highest marks on her breathing. She is such a beautiful little girl with a full head of dark hair. The way it looks she will only have to spend the minimum time in the NICU for cases like this, which is 2 weeks. That's what we are praying for. We hope she is home soon with her Mommy and Daddy as she should be. Oh yeah, the official length has been given - 18 1/2 inches long. I knew she was a very long thin burrito!


Jen said...

Awww!! Callie is so adorable! I loved seeing her with Mommy, Daddy and Grandma!!!! How awesome!!!

txpurplerose34 said...

I am overwhelmed with love for all of you. Theresa looks with love at Callie, and Shawn has that look of surprise seen on the faces of so many new fathers: a mixture of love and awe. Much love to all, Auntie Vaden