NICU mum I salute you | for mothers day

NICU mum I salute you!

NICU mum, yes you.

Sitting beside the incubator, there are things you ought know.

 

You are someone very special, someone immensely strong.

You may not know it straight away, but NICU mum it’s true.

There are times you may feel helpless, times you may seem lost.

NICU is a world away from where from where you thought you’d be.

 

NICU mum you’re special, NICU mum you’re strong.

You may not know it straight away, but I’m telling you it’s true.

Your baby is amazing; tiny fingers, nose and toes.

Not many parents get to say – I see you as you grow.

 

Watching and waiting day after day takes courage, you must know.

Forward steps and backward steps, the NICU road is tough.

Each day you accomplish the hardest; how to say goodbye.

Going home, emptied armed – it’s okay to cry.

 

NICU mum I see you, battling brave and strong,

Even on your darkest days I know you’ll carry on.

Your journey’s not for the faintest of hearts,

Shock, uncertainty, grief and loss – and that is just the start.

Your baby shows you courage, you follow in their lead.

Nappy changes, stick thin legs, wire and tubes and feeds.

How strong you are in what you do,

– a mother in NICU.

 

 

NICU mum I salute you!

NICU mum, yes you.

You are someone very special, someone immensely strong.

Know this now and in the years that come, you’re one amazing mum!

 

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4 thoughts on “NICU mum I salute you | for mothers day

  1. smilegrace

    Even 9 years later this post made cry. Unless you have been there, no one can understand what a NICU mum goes through. My experience in NICU changed my life forever. Of course I would do it all again a thousand times for my wonderful son, but the emotional cost is tremendous.

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    1. Catriona Ogilvy Post author

      The memories of NICU do fade, but I think they always remain with you.
      I am glad that by sharing our stories we can let other parents know that they are not alone.
      The huge emotional cost of neonatal care is not often spoken about and hopefully we can start speaking about it more and raise awareness.

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  2. Claire Lloyd

    Beautiful 🙂 9 months on this has just made me sob! Our 3 month journey through NICU ended 6 months ago and I am so fortunate to have a truly amazing, happy, healthy baby boy despite his arrival at 27 weeks. The experience and memories still remain so raw.

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    1. Catriona Ogilvy Post author

      Hi Claire,
      Thank you for your comment; even years later the memories can come flooding back and emotions can be raw.
      6 months after NICU take care of yourself and know that everything you are feeling now is totally normal after a traumatic journey through NICU.
      You are not alone. xx

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