Today has been a whirlwind for me. Kennedy is no longer on cannula as of this morning, and the doctor brought me over to tour Special Care when she was making rounds. It is very much like a regular hospital room with a central nurses station, and I was impressed with the facilities. Then I found out that all of the babies who are MRSA positive would be moving into one nursery inside the NICU. Since Kennedy is positive and Drake is not they would be in separate nurseries, or the other option was to move Kennedy to Special Care since they would be split either way. Brian and I discussed the options and requested advice from the doctor. Bottom line...Kennedy was ready for Special Care if we were, and we wanted what was best for her; therefore, Kennedy's nurse packed her up and we made the move. It was actually much easier to move her things than ours. We had really become quite comfortable in our room 83 days into our journey.
It is bittersweet because even though she and I get to stay in the same room over in Special Care, Drake is a building away in the NICU. I feel completely torn. I used to spend my days going back and forth between cribs and now I will spend them between buildings. I am excited and nervous about our first night together over here in our new room. We are having our first "girls night" because Brian won't be here until the morning. I am comforted in knowing Drake's favorite primary night nurse is with him tonight. Hopefully, Drake can join us soon and then we can all go home together.
1) Drake in his crib
2) Kennedy in her new bed
3) Kennedy holding her paci
4) We're moving where?