Have you ever noticed that no matter how far your preemie has come, you can often find yourself thinking of the beginning?
This past Friday I had to take Olivia to Stanford for some testing. One of them required sedation so after it was done we had to stay in the PACU recovery area until she was fully awake. Even though she wasn't there for something serious and she came out of sedation fairly quickly, just being in the room surrounded by monitors, vents, nurses, etc. brought me right back to the NICU. Right back to the moments of fear and worry.
Thankfully this time I had a beautiful little girl to hug and take home right away.
Are there any specific things that can trigger a trip back to those NICU memories for you?