Every day in the NICU is a long day there is so much to be concerned about, your childs life is in jeopardy, your dreams have been forever changed and there is little you can do but pray and stand by your newborn babes side. We sang and read to Ashley all the time it was the only way to comfort her when we couldn't pick up your newborn and cuddle them. They also many other sick little ones around and many many worried and devasted parents. I remeber just getting by sometimes minute by minute at time i called one of my friends often to tell her i thought Ashley would be discharged within the week.. she really must of been wondering what i was thinking as i coutinued to tell her that same message week after week until she finally came home from hospital at 7 1/2 weeks old. i couldn't think further ahead then another week.. the idea of being there for many weeks or months wasn't something i could handle at the time.
This is the photo i took as we headed home from the hospital for the very first time ever Ashley was 7 1/2 weeks old that day. She was finally going to see her beautiful home and sweet nursary. She was dressed in a beautiful dress from the gap a very close friend gave her the day she was born.