Mrs Negative

Mrs Negative embraces her tardy Positive. Life after IVF and loving the son I never thought I'd have.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My Son, Cooper...

I was discharged from hospital yesterday.
I am glad to be home. My God. My mind still hasn't processed what has happened. It has been a terrifying, agonising, exhilerating time. Thanks to Kay for such a beautiful entry I cry everytime I read her post.
Our darling son will be staying in special care for abut 5 weeks. I have held him on 3 occasions. He can only come out of the crib when well enough. He is breathing on his own, he has bouts of jaundice, bouts of Nil By Mouth...but today is back on milk (1 mil every 4 hours) which seems insane, but all his little tummy can process.

I will travel to the hospital as often as my health allows to deliver his milk & gaze upon his perfect being. I am being as strong & sensible as I can. Knowing he is in tremendous hands, even though they are not my own.

Although we still wait...He is here.
And the love that Peter & I feel for Cooper has altered our lives forever.




32 Comments:

Blogger Von said...

Mony.
He looks beautiful.
You look very very happy.
Many Many Congratulations to you again.
XXXXXXXXX

23/10/07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never commented before but just had to say congratulations!! I had 31 week twins and his pictures and your kangaroo care are bringing back so many sweet memories! Trust me, 5 weeks will fly by and you will be feeling almost 100% by the time he comes home! Ccongratulations again!

23/10/07  
Blogger -gwyn said...

I am sure that gazing upon the most beautiful baby in the world will have you feeling better in no time.

Mony, Cooper is absolutely adorable.

23/10/07  
Blogger The Dunn Family said...

Congrats on your beautiful boy! I know the next few weeks will be hard on you, but you are right that he is in the best hands for right now. I hope the time flies by so you can bring home your gorgeous little man soon!

23/10/07  
Blogger serenity said...

He is gorgeous.

Much love to all three of you, Mony.

xxxx

23/10/07  
Blogger Dream Mommy said...

Congrats! Hang in there on the hospital. I was there 2 months with Princess and it sucked leaving her. For the first month, we couldn't even hold her. Is he eating on his own on ng tube fed? I'm so glad to hear he's breathing well. I pray he continues to grow stronger each day and will be home with you before you know it.

23/10/07  
Blogger PCOSMama said...

Sounds like little Cooper is getting wonderful care - and all the love from his mama and daddy certainly help! I can't even imagine how scary and hard this is for you - thank God he is doing well. With any luck, he'll have a speedy recovery and come home sooner than expected. Hang in there!

BTW, he's adorable and you look great for someone who's been through hell! ;)

23/10/07  
Blogger Isabel said...

I'm so very happy for you! Welcome little guy! Hope you're all home together real soon.

23/10/07  
Blogger Dramalish said...

Oh Mony.
He's incredible. I will pray that he grows stronger and quicker than the doctors estimated so that he can be home in his Mummy and Daddy's arms soon.

Congratulations again.
:)
-D.

23/10/07  
Blogger Geohde said...

Ya need to update that ticker, lovely lady :)

Cooper is just beautiful,

xx

J

23/10/07  
Blogger Infertili-Me said...

He is so beautiful. We will pray for all of you. I am feeling much like a bovine right now. I get up, pump, go to the NICU every morning for the little one's feedings, then pump when I am there, then go home and do it all over again when the hubby gets home. I wish our hospital was closer. Get some rest....that is what everyone is telling me to do.

Oh, and losing 30 lbs in one week has been really terrific too..... I'm below my pre-pregnancy weight. :0)

I'll check in with you later....

23/10/07  
Blogger singletracey said...

Beautiful Mony!! I will keep you all in my prayers. HUGS~

23/10/07  
Blogger Thalia said...

He looks in wonderful shape given how early he was, sweetie, as do you. So glad he's doing ok although I can imagine it's torture having to leave him there. Hang in there and mazel tov!

23/10/07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

De-lurking again, to say that he is beautiful. Sending you as much courage and strength you will need to recover, and lots of patience for the next 5 weeks, when you are wanting 1st what is best for your baby and 2nd wanting him to be able to go with you. Good luck with everything. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Chrissy

24/10/07  
Blogger heleen said...

Dear Mony, congratulations with your son Cooper. I hope you'll get better soon and that he will grow really fast. love, heleen

24/10/07  
Blogger gracechild said...

sweetie i am so proud of you & your little man just looks gorgeous. hope he's home soonest.

24/10/07  
Blogger Pixxiee said...

Oh Mony he is just gorgeous. Take good care of yourself, and let the hospital take care of Cooper and soon you'll all be together and starting your new life.

Lots of hugs
Pixxiee

24/10/07  
Blogger Rumour Miller said...

Oh thank you for sharing the pictures. He is gorgeous. The NICU is an exhausting experience but he is in great hands. Even though it is hard not being with him 24/7, just think of this as your parenting 101 course!

NICU nurses are fabulous and will teach you all the tricks (like bathing a new born, they have great technique)! Try to get lots of rest!

24/10/07  
Blogger Bumble said...

Aaaw, he's just gorgeous, look at those little arms, how sweet. Congrats again Mony!! I hope you're feeling better soon too!

24/10/07  
Blogger Mrs G said...

Congrats - best wishes for both of you. He is adorable.

24/10/07  
Blogger Sara said...

He's beautiful. I teared up when reading your post. Most of the tears were happy tears, thinking about your joy in finally meeting your son. A few of the tears were sad tears, thinking about how hard it must be to leave him in the hospital.

Congratulations my dear. I hope that those 5 weeks fly by, and he is home and in your arms very soon.

24/10/07  
Blogger topcat said...

Wow. A real, live, little baby boy. Well done, Mony. I hope you are getting stronger every day.

He's just absolutely divine. Sending you much, much love. xoxoxo

24/10/07  
Blogger hadjare said...

He's the chubbiest premie I have ever seen! I bet that five weeks will just zoom by. Congratulations on your new little boy and I hope you are feeling better soon.

24/10/07  
Anonymous mary ellen said...

He looks absolutely gorgeous Mony. Congratulations and take care sweetie.

25/10/07  
Anonymous Nina said...

he looks adorable and sweet and according to your post he is doing quite ok, being in the best hands he can be in (right after being in yours of course). You'll have him home soon, your healthy little boy. Very very happy for you Mony. I hope you will soon be doing better as well. How are you? Kay wrote about the kidney blockage, how is that one healing? Take good care of yourself and little Cooper. The older he gets the more you get to hold him. HUGS.

25/10/07  
Blogger SaraS-P said...

That's one gorgeous boy.

25/10/07  
Blogger Evil Stepmonster said...

Congratulations! He certainly does look a great size for such a premmie, I hope he will be home and in your loving arms sooner than you think.

Best wishes to you and your family.

25/10/07  
Blogger millie said...

He looks awesome! Thinking so much of you and him.

You look radiant, btw.

25/10/07  
Blogger Bugsy said...

ohh Mony he is so gorgeous. I have tears of joy at seeing him looking so good. I know how hard it is to not be able to hold him right now and I feel for you so much on that score. Before you know it he will be well enough to come home - thinking of you all. much love to you all.

25/10/07  
Anonymous OvaGirl said...

More tears here too. You sound so strong and so calm and focused Mony. I hope this time passes quickly and he is home and in your own hands very soon.

25/10/07  
Blogger Becks said...

I have tears in my eyes. Knowing how hard you worked to get him, its just overwhelming. Congratulations to you both, hey and Cooper is going to be my married name!!

26/10/07  
Blogger Jen said...

Mony! Congratulations!! Cooper is beautiful! I know it's hard to leave the hospital w/o your baby. I delivered my boys at 31 weeks, it was so hard then, but they are 5 now and have no issues related to being preemies!
~jen

26/10/07  

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