Monday, January 26, 2009

Myles--5 days old

Several new family came to meet Mr. Myles on this day a year ago. My Aunt M and her whole family came. My bff J came to visit again and brought us some home cooked food. My other close friends A & K brought ginger cookies for us (these are J's fave) and they brought a separate container of the cookies for the wonderful NICU nurses. A & K brought two books for Myles: "I Love You Stinky Face" and "Where the Wild Things Are". These books will forever be special to me. I immediately started reading them to Myles and read them to him several times throughout the day. J loves to call me and our cats, Elvis & Asha, stinkies, so "I Love You Stinky Face" was a perfect book for Mr. Myles. Myles was our precious little stinky face ... we would have loved him even if he was a "super smelly skunk" or "a big hairy ape" or "a bug eating green alien" or even a "terrible meat-eating dinosaur". Our love for our little stinky face is unconditional, constant, and forever!

It was this day a year ago that we met one of the most amazing nurses, Patti. She was amazing with Myles and would quietly talk sweetly to him as she did his cares. Patti was the resident positioning expert in the NICU and did such a great job of getting Myles all snug as a bug (see pic below). Patti taught me how to calm Myles by gently bringing his little arms and legs close to his body. I would ever so carefully hold my hand over him and he would immediately relax. Patti made us feel much more comfortable touching and helping with Myles's cares. We love Patti and are still in contact with her today. I really think that Patti was Myles's favorite nurse too!

As you can see in the above photo we added a few more friends to Myles's isollette to keep him company. This day was another good, uneventful day for Mr. Myles.

12 comments:

Mrs. Spit said...

Such a sweet baby boy.

Abiding with you.

Rebecca said...

I think that is one of my favorite pics of Myles with his friends!
Remembering with you, sending you love.

Lisa said...

Niki - it is comforting to know that a lot of people were in your life supporting you, J and Myles.

((HUGS))

P.S. ginger cookies are my favorite too!

Jen said...

Niki, your strength continues to amaze me.

I too, love this pic of Myles and am remembering him with you.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

What a sweet picture of your sweet little guy!

I LOVE the "I Love You, Stinky Face" books...so goofy and sentimental at the same time. :)

Bluebird said...

How sweet to hear of you comforting Myles and getting him all snuggled down :) And what a blessing Patti must have been.

We had a special nurse, too, although of course she didn't care for our babies. . . but she cared for *us*, and I have often wondered how we would have made it through without her.

Kris said...

Niki- Thank you so much for remembering Myles by sharing each day of his precious life with us. He was such a cute little sweet pea!
Kris

The Swann's said...

Stumbled across via Stirrup Queen's and my heart just grieves for you and your loss of your precious Myles. He is beautiful! I pray that you find comfort and peace...

Also, praying that your two embryo transfers on 01/29 are a great success!!!!!!

Sheri-ct said...

Miles is such a sweet, beautiful baby.

Thinking of all of you.

Retro Girl said...

Thank you for the visit to my blog. I've just caught up a little bit on your's...I am so very sorry for your loss and am so touched by the beautiful way you have been honoring his life.

Tom and Margit said...

I love that picture of him! "I Love You Stinky Face" is one of our favorites. Now, it has even more of a special meaning!!

Your daily sharing of his life is amazing and special!! Thank you for allowing us to be part of it.

HUGS

Dalene said...

He looks so snuggly and loved in his little bed.