Today is Gunner’s special day! One year ago today Gunner (who at the time bore a strong resemblance to Kermit the Frog) came home to Sweet Ole’ Mississippi!! I remember being nervous, scared, happy and sad!
The van looked full yet overwhelmingly empty!
Within five minutes of him being home reality was sinking in with a vengeance! I needed to feed him, pump for the other three at the NICU, make sure he was wrapped well so he could stay warm, everyone that touched had to be sufficiently Germ-X’d and Lysol’d.
We made sure to keep him on the NICU schedule so it would make a better transition for him and for the other three as they trickled home. 8-11-2-5 repeat 8-11-2-5. I wish I had a nickel for every time I said, we feed at 8-11-2 and 5.
Gunner has, by far, the biggest heart of the group (no pun intended on his size!) His lip sticks out further than his nose when he’s upset. His eyes could make even the toughest soul smile! His size is absolutely astounding, an overweight preemie just doesn’t even sound right! He currently is our only biter! He has 7 teeth so he makes every bite count!
Gunner actually started out as or weakest baby even though he was the largest at 3 pounds, 1 ounce. He was the only one to receive surfactant and have to be intubated! He’s had two hospitalizations since leaving the NICU and no other major health problems!
Gunna-Boy, we Love You VERY VERY much!!!