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I wanted to scrap the experience of my nephew's NICU stay when he was born. He was born full-term but wasn't taking in enough oxygen so they admitted him to the NICU. He was there for a week but now he's a very healthy nine month old. : ) But before you know they're gonna be ok, before you even know what's wrong, it's a pretty scary experience. I used the Little Mai freebie from IOD's blog. Flower stem brush by Holly McCaig. Paper tears by Steph Krush, inked edge action and paper tear action by Atomic Cupcake. Fonts are FG Script Elegance and CK Cursive.

Journaling says: I Cannot Forget The sadness that came over your mommy's face when they told her they were taking you to the NICU. The tears in your daddy's eyes as he held the oxygen mask to your tiny face. The sensitivity of the alarm that monitored your levels. I can still hear the exact pitch of the beeping. How scared I was that if I didn't hold you just right, I would be depriving you of oxygen. Spending the night in a cot next to your mommy's bed - not only because she didn't want to be alone but because I needed to be near her. The pride I felt that your mommy was still willing to and working towards a successful nursing relationship, even though it would've been so easy to give up. Taking comfort in the fact that you were the biggest baby in the NICU. Thinking of every single way I could possibly help and finally understanding there was only one way: prayer. I can never forget these things. Even if I wanted to, I wouldn't. Because this was the way you came into the world. And as difficult as it was to see you like that, it was still the day that you were born - my sweet Gavin that fills my heart with love and joy. And that makes it a day I always want to remember.