How did you manage a baby in the nicu and still keep your normal life going? If you had another children how did you manage your time with them? I feel like right now I'm being ripped apart mentally and psychically. I can't quit crying, I'm in so much pain, I have not rested at all since ive had my csection, I have not slept. I just feel like I'm loosing my mind
i understand where you come frome.i am the same.i go in the morning to see her and take her some of my milk,do some shopping come back to the house.sort my partner out before he goes to work.have something to eat ,go at my mother in laws house have a cup of tea and run to the hospital till 10-11 pm.come back to the house , cook lunch for the next day and ,breastpump and go to bed.i literally feel exauhsted ..(include washing ,dishes and stuff in between what i just said) and when i go there...i feel like the world stops i could just stare at her for hours and when she is out for a cuddle ... i cant stop kissing her.i can just say to keep strong and try to involve everyone in ur family in it , if they can.dont just stay there all day all night because your baby needs you but doesnt if u know what i mean.they are happy when you are there but also need to rest and when we are there we cant avoid to touch them ,talk to them and stuff like that.and they need to grow.i know it sounds a bit harash and i know u wanna be there all the time but if u will b there all the time u gonna end up losing ur mind...i just had an emotional breakdown today...i feel like crap.
Take it one day at a time. My son was 6 when our DD was born @ 32 weeks. She was in the hospital 7 weeks 6 days. We had her at a hospital an hour and half away she was there for 4 weeks. I stayed up there the whole time. My DH and son came up every Wednesday and every weekend. We transferred her to a step down nursery that was 45 minutes away and we went up there every day. When my son got out of school we came home did home work drove there and back. My son adjusted well but did have a few moments when he started acting out and doing stuff for attention. He still got to do his fun things like boy scouts and church. We have been home for 4 weeks and 3 days! DS has returned to his normal fun loving self and the best big brother I could ask for. The nicu has lots of ups and downs. My emotions were dependent on how our DD when she was having a good day so did I, and vise versa. I wanted more than anything to take her home. The emotional and financial stress of the nicu is very draining. It does end and the fun begins