Sometimes you need a friend…

5 11 2012

Life in the NICU is rough. Its rough for the babies obviously, but its also rough for the mommies or whoever the primary caregiver is. I mean, the mommy spends hopefully 9 months carrying the little one inside. Her entire life and time is spent growing this little person. So when they come out before they were expected, the mommy has to find herself again. Its rough. No one can understand what the mommy of a preemie feels unless you have one yourself. Not even the daddy. I mean in most cases the daddy lived as a spectator for the pregnancy being there, but not as involved completely as the mommy. No offense daddies. Its just not the same.

So once the baby comes and the daddy is back to work, the mommy has to rely on someone to take their minds off their troubles (or hormone!!!). This is the job of the best friend. I am so thankful to have my best friend who can help me deal with my postpartum depression/hormonal changes/whatever you want to call it. He listens to me cry, but unlike the daddy does not take my emotions personally. The daddy should’t either but, its your partner….sometimes you take their sadness personally especially when you can’t ‘fix’ them.

So, this one is for all the best friends. Thank you for being you and thank you for always being there.

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