Sunday, October 26, 2008

NICU Reunion

Bronson got to finish his evening with a lick from his 1st ice cream cone
Me, Bronson, Snow & unknown baby

Sheila and Bronson

Dr. Hoffmeister and Bronson

Snow and Bronson (he remembered her, so sweet)

Snow, unknown baby, Bronson and Bob

Lily amd Bronson

Alex, Lily (twins) and Bronson

Alex, Lily, and Bronson again

Daddy and Bronson with 1st balloon given by Dr. Gladstone

Dr. Gladstone, Bronson, Kyle, and Amber (don't tell Kyle his eyes are closed)

Kyle, Amber, Bronson and Dr. Bent

Kyle and I took Bronson to his 1st NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) reunion today. They hold an annual party every year the weekend before Halloween. They ask that kids get dressed up and that the parents bring their kids to show how much they have changed. Bronson was in awe of all the kids wearing costumes. He wasn't able to wear his for very long because it is so warm and he was getting way too hot. The party was a little different than we thought it would be, but we still had fun. We were really happy to get to visit with one of our favorite nurses, Snow and to finally meet her husband Bob. Bronson was excited to see some of his friends that he shared a pod with during his time in the NICU. We finished up our day in Eugene by meeting our other favorite nurse, Sheila for dinner at PF Chang's. We also got to meet her wonderful husband, Jim. The day was very full and our little guy did wonderful. No serious meltdowns and perfect behavior at dinner. Sorry for the quickly rushed post, but baby boy is now deciding to have meltdowns.


Dreamer said...

Thank you very much for bringing Bronson to the reunion. It is so fun to see all the lovely babies!

The Beavers said...

You look so great! (so does Kyle and Bronson too of course). Fun pictures...crazy to think how much he has changed from almost one year ago. Yeah to the NICU!!

Josh and Shyann Croke Family said...

Did you have a preemie too? Jayden was 8 weeks early and 3 lbs. 11 oz.

Anonymous said...

We were so sorry that we missed meeting you in person at the reunion. Your blog is so wonderful - when Ava was so little and we couldn't imagine her growing - Michelle shared your blog with us and we saw Little Bronson from one day to 9 months, it gave us so much hope. Thank you for sharing your story and thank you for all the prayers and support. We hope to meet you in person one day. Linda, Rob, & Ava