Monday, November 23, 2009

NICU Reunion 2009


Has it really been a month since we went to the NICU reunion?
Apparently.
It was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back on October 25th!
That's not because it wasn't fun!
Once a year, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where the triplets were born, has a reunion for any of the babies that had to stay there.  Last year, was our first year attending. It was fun, but our gang was a bit young and couldn't fully enjoy it.  PLUS, our main nurse, Cathy, wasn't there.
This year, the "babies" were so into it!

Tattoos...

(Eli wasn't a big fan...)

Snacks (and even their first ever CapriSuns)...





and Pumpkin Coloring...


Halloween Costumes were optional.  And it was so fun to see some of the "sets".  These were my favorites:


In case you can't read their cartoon bubbles, they say: "I'm a Mac..." and "I'm a PC..."  So creative!  We, however, went subtle with the Rock, Paper, Scissors shirts (thanks Pam!)

And of course...before we left...we got to see Nurse Cathy!



She remembered each triplet...and knew their names.  We laughed about how she pegged their personalities from the start!  It was so good to spend some time with her and letting her know how well the babies have done.

A good great time was had by all!

3 comments:

Shane & Renee said...

I truly loved and think of our NICU nurses regularly. They were like family to us for 4 months. I am glad you all had a great reunion and got to see that "special" nurse. I think every family has one (or 2 or 3). It is odd how they can see things in our special packages so early on!

Pyjammy Pam said...

shoooot, your kids had the best "costumes" hands down! (though i do find the mac/pc one pretty amusing too.)

we have our nicu reunion next week, on the boys' birthday as it happens. appropriate!

The Kelseys said...

I just love attending the NICU reunion. What a wonderful time for reflection! It is amazing how far these babies have come, isn't it! :)