At some point late in the evening, I was taken off the Mag drip and moved over to the Mother & Baby unit across the hall essentially. This was bittersweet as ideally we would have been moving there with a baby staying in our room, however, this meant that we were free to go up to the unit at our own leisure! We did have to be mindful to not go during shift change or when the staff was doing sterile procedures.
Since I was up every 3 hours pumping or having staff coming in to check on me, we were able to go up several times to visit June. It was soooo nice to have a little more freedom.
June was on a bubble which is a little more intense than just being on straight Oxygen so she had that tube around her face and in her nose. She also had a feeding tube in which was how she was getting the colostrum I was pumping which was the TINIEST amount. In the beginning, I would take up the milk in these tiny syringes. She also had a pulse ox on her foot and then the heart monitors and a tiny IV where she was getting nutrition (TPN)
The best part of moving into day 2 of June’s life was being able to hold her. It was truly one of the best days of my life. Hands down. (Pardon the odd camera angles)