Sunday, June 10, 2012

Best story

Last night I stopped to see my friend Nicki (we've been friends since 6th grade) for her 30th birthday. Original plan was to go duck pin bowling as she was pregnant. Well pre-e decided to change the plans and her beautiful baby boy was born at 34w2d. She had been in the hospital for a few days so they were able to give her both rounds of steroid shots. So he's doing very well in the NICU, same place where Aidan was.  We were talking and she told me the best story that I've heard in a very long time. She said "I was telling Aidan's story today and the nurse in the room said Aidan? as in Chris and Maggie's Aidan?" My heart started racing trying to figure out who it could have been. I thought Ingrid or Christi or Natalie. I know it's not Amber because she's at home on maternity leave after finally bringing home her beautiful daughters from Africa. Nicki tells me the nurse is Jan. Jan was with Aidan for ONE night and she still remembers him a little over 2 years later!. That made my heart so incredibly happy and I teared up a lot little. She went on to tell Nicki that Aidan was a special little boy and that she loved taking care of him. She means the world to me that she remembers. I know that the other nurses that I mentioned above do because I keep in contact with them through FB, but the nurse who saw him 1 night remembers. Hopefully you are getting goosebumps by this point or else I haven't articulated (big word, 10 points) the true magnitude of the amazing cloud I was on when I heard the story last night. Pretty great night. I got to see my friend that I've been very worried about, got to hear how little D is doing and that amazing story.

Speaking of D (I'm not going to post his name until I get the okay from Nicki) I get to meet him today. I'm so excited to meet him and so terrified of going back to the NICU. I have to go back though since I'm going to be volunteering up there. I'm glad that my first time going back for something happy. I'm not happy that D was born early due to the pre-e, but I'm very happy that he's doing so well.

I'm not going to lie, I'm terrified of going back. Just sitting here thinking about it has made me kinda light headed and dizzy. My bereavement coordinator is going to take me up there so that if/when I break down she will be there. I know my friend will totally understand, but she has a lot going on right now and I don't want to burden her with my break down. I let you know how it went when I get home.

I love you Aidan Christopher and I love being reminded frequently that you are not forgotten. As long as I'm alive, you will NEVER be forgotten! Lucas Alexander... I love you, you crazy little goof ball!



  1. My son only spent 3 weeks in the NICU and I know that a flood of emotions would overcome me if I ever had to go back. I remember watching a tv show that had two kids in the ICU. I almost had to leave the room because I could handle hearing the sounds of the machines because they reminded me of my son's NICU stay.

    I hope your friend's little one has an uneventful stay in the NICU and comes home sooner than later. IUGR got the best of Isaac and pre-e me. He was born at 35 weeks.

  2. That is amazing and wonderful, Maggie :)