Every year Ogden Regional has a NICU 'Halloween' reunion for all their 'graduates'... Last year we went and Jacob was only 4 months old...he was very sleepy at the time, so he didn't have too much fun. This year was different though. We went today and since costumes are encouraged, we took our little busy bee with us. He had so much fun! I think the more kids there are around him, the more fun he has. He is a very social boy so he had no trouble walking up to perfect strangers, and saying 'eh-llo' Which is how he says 'hello'. It was neat to see some of his nurses again and for them to see how much he has grown in a year. Those nurses are truly gifted. I think it takes a special person to become a nurse, and all the nurses Jacob had were just so in- tune with the babies, it was incredible! One of the nurses was talking to Randy and as she was talking to him she started talking to Jacob, and he thought she was the funniest person ever!
They had all sorts of games and treats for the kids at this reunion, and I'm sure Jacob will have even more fun as he gets older. One of Jacob's favorite food is chicken nuggetts, and they had them there for the kids! He devoured them in no time! There were some activities for the parents to do as well, we could get Jacob's picture taken and then make our own halloween picture frame, which we did. Every year they have you bring pictures of your little one so you can make a scrapbook page, and they have a scrapbook from every year they've held the reunion. It's incredible to flip through those pages and see how some babies born at only 2 pounds can grow and develop to be perfectly healthy! Wow! Modern medicine and modern technology is amazing! I'm grateful to live here and have access to all of that.
We were grateful to have the opportunity to go and remember how far Jacob has come, how blessed we are to have him, and how much we look forward to more NICU reunions!
Here's our busy bee before we left
Chillin' with dad
He found another little bee friend
Walking around...checking things out
One of the nurses gave him a balloon and he just loved it!
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