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Friday, April 8, 2011

The New Normal

There is an IV in my daughter's head.

Let that sink in for a second.

My beautiful, perfect little baby girl has a NEEDLE in her HEAD.

"Don't panic," the nurse said as I approached her isolette this afternoon (which of course, does nothing but make panic bubble up in my belly). I lifted the blanket that stays draped over her cover and I know my eyes gave me away entirely. "Every baby gets them at some point, it's totally normal" the nurse started quickly, "it doesn't bother her any more than the one in her arm or her foot did. That's actually a better place for them because she can't pull at it. Plus, look! She can kick both her legs now!"

It took me a while, but by the end of our visit it didn't bother me near as much, not any more than the other tubes and wires she's attached to. She's still my pretty little lady.

Though I will say, I never thought that my "normal" would include a needle in my baby's head.


  1. I love you Jessica and I am so extremely proud of you and your love for your babies! Keep writing....it is so very good for the soul! I love you!

  2. Yes it is good for the soul. I love your blog. And as for the needle in her head...that is the best place for babies to have an IV. She's gonna be fine...just keep prayin like we all are, cause it's workin!


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