After a month in the NICU, just in time for our five year anniversary and Mother’s Day, our boys came home.
No wires, no monitors, no more commuting to parenthood in Providence.
Having children in the NICU is a very scary, emotional and stressful experience. It’s like being a parent in limbo – nothing is in your control. Fortunately, we had our NICU experience at Women and Infants, where our babies were in a private room rather than a bay packed with babies. Our parental role was respected and encouraged. We had a month of caring for and bonding with our children, learning from experts some tricks of the trade and being allowed to confidently transition into parents ready to come home.
We cannot thank Women and Infants enough for the quality of care we received. The extra month of gestation due to bed rest in a unit specifically designed to meet the needs of women in that situation was priceless. Our boys came into this world at just under 3 1/2 pounds and are coming home at just under 6 pounds, happy, stable and healthy.
Our deepest gratitude goes to the nurses and doctors that cared for us and our children in such a personal way. The hospital’s design laid the groundwork for the highest quality care, but at the core of it all is the heart, experience and dedication of its staff.