Seante'

Seante'

In January 9, 2012 was simultaneously the most scariest and the happiest day of my life. It was scary, due to an very unexpected and sudden labor at 25 weeks gestation. Some hours later I gave birth to a baby girl weighing 2.5lbs and 22 centimeters long. Prior to delivery, hospital staff attempted to prepare me for the worst. What was explained was that the baby's complexion indicated somewhat the rate of survival and that purplish, bluish we're not good signs. Being a positive thinker, I asked what colors were more favorable and the answer was flush, bright reddish in color. Only a few moments following that conversation, the infamous Neonatal team arrived! Accompanied by the steroids shot that would enable my baby's lungs to function. Next thing I knew, it was time to push. I felt like a movie star for the crowd of people that surrounded me during that moment. My husband, his mother, doctors, nurses, EMT's and a Neonatal team all had the same bubble eyes expression on their faces as this little tiny person entered into our world. One push, (patting myself on the back) and she was here. The first thing I said when I saw her was look at PINKY!!!! Needless to say her complexion was Hot Pink! My neonatal team was awesome! Every shift of neonatal nurses taught me so much. I resided at in the NICU from 1-9-2012 until 3-22-2012. During that time I learned so much about the extent of care and attention given to all of the baby's in the NICU. The Neonatal nurses formed such a bond with Pinky and myself, it was like we were family. Eventually, I made their job light, because I would be there filling up the water level in the bed, changing diapers, kangaroo care, I was always there. I named my daughter Mone' but in the NICU and even to this day she was known as PINKY! She was a survivor, and it was no doubt about that! THANK YOU ALL! We truly Love you for saving our baby's life.