Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What we did...


























This is the DOOR to the NICU from the waiting room (this was my "World")









Phillips birthday on November 11Th...






Paul took the day off from work and we headed down to Santa Barbra! We went to the Cottage Hospital where Phillip was born and where we spent the first few weeks of his life. We had a FUN time walking and reminiscing! We had lunch in the cafeteria (like we did MANY times in the past), we hung out in the waiting room connected to the NI CU, we talked about "those" days, and shared memories with Little Paul. The best part would have to be seeing his little hand print on the wall (when Phillip was a few months old we were invited back to the hospital to do the hand print and have little reunion with some nurses and Doctors), so this was very special to me, to see his HAND. We walked over to see the little place we stood at while Phillip was in the hospital, we walked over to the Doctors offices, and we let balloons go for him!




This is "Paul's Window", he used to look out of this at the "outside world" many many hours in the NICU waiting room! (He wanted this picture taken:)


Here is one of the cottages that we stood in, we were only allowed to stay a three day maximum, then we would have to leave for a night and try and re-check in if it was available (it gave other families a chance to). We actually only had to leave a couple of times, that's when we stayed at a hotel or came home for a night (which was hard). We only payed $25 a night here, and of course a hotel was a lot more down in SB, but God always provided for us! This was our little home; It was like a studio on the inside, but NO cooking area:( but my dad brought us a mini fridge, and Paul's cousins brought us a microwave (so we could warm up left-overs, little Paul's milk, and POPCORN:) I remember sweeping the floors, doing laundry, and moping!! That's SO ME:)






The day was just perfect....

4 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful, perfect day indeed! Your family is precious - thanks for sharing!

Bonnie
extendedhope.com

sk* said...

That was one of your best posts yet. :-)

Gombojav Tribe said...

I'm so glad you are posting all this. {{HUGS}}}

Lady Dorothy said...

What a wonderful celebration of his life! A perfect day, indeed!