Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A star is born

Sunday night was a really special night for our small family, we made plans to go back to the Conway Hospital and have Whitney "meet" some of the nurses that helped her.

Since she was whisked away the night she was born and taken to Florence NICU, most of the nurses did not get a chance to see her or meet her. Most probably had a horrible vision in their head and it was important and exciting for us to bring her back and show them how their hard work paid off. It was also a chance for me to see some of the nurses who helped me through the difficult few days after Whitney was born.

Gina, the nurse holding Whitney was my nurse during my recovery. She was so kind and wonderful and shared many uplifting stories to keep me positive. She is the mother of a friend of ours, who always told us what a great nurse she was, so it was extra special that she was assigned to me. She was one of the many blessings that happened to us at Conway Medical.

Katie, on the far right, worked on resuscitating Whitney immediately after birth. We were told she was the nurse that first heard Whitney's heartbeat. It was quite emotional for us to meet her and her to meet Whitney. The words "Thank You" hardly seem right to say to someone like her. Someone who is responsible for saving your babies life. Someone who was with her from the start and DID NOT give up on her. Someone who KNEW this little girl was destined for great things. Unbelievable. This past month has truly been a month of emotions and disbelief.

Conway Medical also has a beautiful mural on the wall with personalized stars that you can purchase (proceeds go to the nursery) in which you can have engraved with your child's name and birthday on. We didn't get a large photo of the mural, once the star is there we will take another one, but we reserved a star for Whitney and can't wait for it to come in. We picked a star right in between the trunk and leaves of a palm tree, a perfect place. For some reason I can't figure out how to make our vertical pictures show up vertical on the blog, so use your imagination for the photo below.
A star is born!

1 comment:

  1. I have tears in my eyes reading this...those nurses will always have a special place in your heart!!!!!!