Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Xmas With Aunty Nuz

Aunty Nuz came to meet Noah and was here for Christmas with us. We went in early Christmas Day to see Noah. He had lots of presents to open. Santa (from the hospital) had visited him too and had left a gift.  It was a Christmas teddy. They also made us a card with Noah's footprints and a photo on it. We decided to take Noah for a walk outside in his pram. He loved it and he actually smiled when we went outside :)

Then it was time to say goodbye to Nuz for now. It was great seeing her and we had lots of fun making christmas-pudding-icecream-chocolate things that turned out nothing like the picture hehe.

Noah gave Aunty Nuz one last goodbye before she left and showed her how he could lift up his head.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


When Noah was about 5 weeks old he was moved to the HDU (High Dependency Unit) We continued to visit him each day and started to learn how to do all the bits and pieces ourselves. We even got to give him a proper bath :)


After 6 weeks of pumping breast milk (not the funnest thing in the world to do) and bringing it in for Noah we decided to introduce Noah to formula. He seemed to tolerate it well. We were becoming better at feeding Noah his bolus/gravity feeds in his tube. Although our first try saw Noah wearing most of it on his head when he knocked the syringe out of Aaron's hand.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nana's & Aunty's Visit

One thing that has been comforting whilst going through all this is knowing we have the support of our wonderful families. They are amazing and are worth their weight in gold!
A few days after Noah was born Nana Dot and Aunty Di came to visit. They had planned to visit just after Noah was born and although the situation was not what we had all been expecting they really took charge and helped us out immensely. We were going back and forwards to the hospital everyday and they did all our cleaning and cooking and cheered us up when we really needed it. (Love you guys xx)

Then Nana Pam and Aunty Judy came for a visit. Poor Aaron was sharing the house with 5 women! It was really nice to have them here. My Mum brought keepsakes that had belonged to my Nan who had recently past away. One was a pillow that said "A mother holds her children's hands for a while, and their hearts forever", it made me cry because I realised that no matter what happens I will always be a mother. There was a "Parents Only" policy in the NICU, but fortunately they allowed the girls to meet Noah. It was such a blessing having them all here and then it was time to say goodbye as they headed back to Melbourne.