We never imagined 19 days ago that we would have Stephen here on Earth with us and after his setback on Wednesday night, we figured it wouldn't hurt to ask just once if we could have a visit with the grandparents. So on Friday, we did just that and the amazing NICU staff and our nurses made the visit happen today despite the strict visitation policy. Of course it was a huge help that Stephen is in own private room, and we were able to sort of sneak the grandparents, two at a time, into Stephens room through a "back" door. Not only was the visit great because they were able to see and touch their grandson, but it was also great because they now understand and have seen first hand what it's like for Bill and I on a daily basis. They can now relate a little bit and understand better about what's happening at the hospital when we talk about our day.
We owe everyone at the NICU a huge huge THANK YOU for making today happen. You made four grandparents' wishes come true today!!!
Grandma Tish got Stephen his Giants jersey and Mimi (Grandma Noll) got Stephen his Terribel Towel. Some of Stephen's nurses are Steelers fans, so he's now an honorary Steelers fan! And this week we are going to work on decorating the rest of his room. Momma needs to learn to get crafty!!!