Every hospital should have a NICU unit like this one! I remember after giving birth, the NICU team whisking Colton away from the birthing unit to the NICU unit - leaving me behind. While the NICU unit was merely yards away from the birthing unit, it seemed like miles and miles away. Once they moved me from the birthing unit into a post delivery room, it was even farther away from the NICU unit. While I was still checked into the hospital, I was able to visit him at any hour, but I would have slept much better being in the same room as my son. Once I was checked out (my son still checked in), the NICU unit was kind enough to allow me to occupy an empty NICU room and/or the NICU nurse on call room to sleep in every night.....which is where I stayed for the next two weeks. Thank goodness they had the room for me to be able to do that, or my NICU stay would have been on a tiny couch for two weeks.....I refused to go home. However, to be able to sleep next to my son during HIS entire stay would have been amazing. My hats off to this hospital and their NICU center!
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.