So, Austin couldn’t sleep last night because he knew something out of the ordinary was happening and so it wasn’t the most restful of nights on our birthday eve.
Mummy and daddy carried us downstairs for breakfast and there were big shiny balloons everywhere and our high chairs were all decorated. How exciting.
We had our porridge as normal (whilst eating our decorations)….
Then daddy went to work and we played with balloons whilst watching Milkshake….our birthday card was shown….yippee!!!
We made our way through the hospital to the neonatal intensive care unit. Mummy pressed the buzzer and took s deep breath, unfortunately daddy was at work so mummy took us on her own and she was feeling nervous. The nurses came to say hello and couldn’t believe how big we were. They showed us our old room because it has had a makeover. It is much bigger and lovely and blue.
We could see the mums and dads sat aside the incubators and mummy knew exactly how they were feeling. She tried to project some hope as she explained that a year ago we were right here at just 26 weeks gestation.
We entertained, Rory giggling away silently and Austin clapping his hands every time someone said happy birthday.
And Rory started to get poorly. Mummy rang the consultant and he checked Rory’s secretions. He has pseudomonas growing. Mummy needs to go to a&e with Rory to do another test. Not the end to our first birthday that we imagined….
But here’s mummy and daddy….
Mummy has been doing some promo support work with Jessops in a bid to raise awareness of the superheroes walk and fundraising opportunities to support Jessops and as a result the Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star and Barnsley Chronicle are doing stories on our Jessops journey.
Other than that, we are hoping to have Easter fun with daddy and will blog all about it when he goes back to work! Unless of course Rory gets worse and we spend Easter in hospital!
Keep your fingers Crossed 🤞🏼!