Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Two Little Blue Lines

A year ago today we found out we were pregnant. We had so many hopes and dreams about the family we were starting. What would we have? What would we name the baby? Where would the baby go to daycare? How would we finish the baby’s room? Everything seemed so great. We never expected to have a baby nearly 3 months early and spend an additional 3 months in the NICU, let alone not ever be able to bring our baby home. It’s the things you least expect that have the greatest impact on your life.

Spending all of Ella’s life in the hospital is definitely not what we had in mind a year ago. But Ella’s time there was our family time, and it has given us a reason to give back and help others who have this life-changing experience thrown at them. Believe me, when this happens to you, you are in a daze. You don’t know what is going on, and don’t know what to expect. We want to help make this intense, and extremely overbearing experience a little easier for babies and their families while they are in the NICU. I think Ella would like that.

It is amazing how two little blue lines can lead you down a completely different path than what you thought. How two little blue lines can really change your life forever.


Kristin @ The Krumwiede 6 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today (and always)... HUGS from miles away

Jackie Werner said...

I'm finally catching up with your blog Taryn, and you are so good at writing how it is for you! There is a special bond between all women who have ever seen those blue lines. My heart just hurts for you that the path isn't what you expected, but look at the wonderful things you are doing down your new path!

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