It’s nearly 5 a.m. here, and I just finished pumping. You’d think I’d be a bleary mess, doing my best to make it back to bed before I fall asleep, but here I sit, googling my brains out.
I’m getting frustrated with it.
Why am I googling at 5 a.m. and getting frustrated? Our babies’ first Christmas is 24 days from now, and since they won’t be home for Christmas, I want to bring Christmas to them. As soon as possible. We’ll be pulling down from the attic our decorations this weekend (Why is it I’m always surprised by what I have? I can never seem to remember all the decorations!) and will see what we already have that can be used, and I’ll talk with the nurses about specific spots I can use to decorate around our wee three, but I’m googling for inspiration, and I’m coming up short.
As you can imagine, I don’t really have time to sit and sift through page after page of google images and blog posts, so I’m reaching out for a little help.
Are you a NICU parent, present or past? Can you share with me any decorating ideas and tips? Or are you a NICU nurse or doctor? I’m sure you have a lot of ideas I could pull from.
No one ever wants to spend Christmas in the hospital, let alone their babies’ very first Christmas. Of course I’d prefer to have them home, but the NICU is what they need, and I can always bring Christmas to them.
I just need some ideas.