The Twelve Days of NICU-mas

I’ve not found it particularly easy to get into the Christmas spirit this year. With everything that’s happened over the past six months I’ve struggled to find the joy or motivation that the festive season usually brings.

This year I will work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (complete with a flashing reindeer antlers headband; I promise there will be photos) before being collected from work by my lovely mum and driven up to my parents house to start our family celebrations.

Therefore, in honour of the fact that I’m having a NICU Christmas before family Christmas I’ve written my very own NICU version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. 

I hope that you and yours are having a wonderful Christmas filled with love and happiness. However, I know that this isn’t possible for everyone and so for those of you that aren’t able to enjoy Christmas I hope that you are being kind to yourselves and know that I am thinking of you today, as I do every day.

I wish peace and love for you all.

Louise

The Twelve Days of NICU-mas

On the first day of Christmas the babies gave to me…one tiny nappy.

On the second day of Christmas the babies gave to me…two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

On the third day of Christmas the babies gave to me…three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

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On the fourth day of Christmas the babies gave to me…four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

On the fifth day of Christmas the babies gave to me FIVE FIRST FEEDS, four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

On the sixth day of Christmas the babies gave to me six ventilators, FIVE FIRST FEEDS, four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

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On the seventh day of Christmas the babies gave to me seven incubators, six ventilators, FIVE FIRST FEEDS, four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

On the eighth day of Christmas the babies gave to me eight vaccinations, seven incubators, six ventilators, FIVE FIRST FEEDS, four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

On the ninth day of Christmas the babies gave to me nine blood sugars, eight vaccinations, seven incubators, six ventilators, FIVE FIRST FEEDS, four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

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One the tenth day of Christmas the babies gave to me ten ward round entries , nine blood sugars, eight vaccinations, seven incubators, six ventilators, FIVE FIRST FEEDS

On the eleventh day of Christmas the babies gave to me eleven fluids running, ten ward round entries, nine blood sugars, eight vaccinations, seven incubators, six ventilators, FIVE FIRST FEEDS, four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks and one tiny nappy.

On the twelfth day of Christmas the babies gave to me twelve bleeps a bleeping, eleven fluids running, ten ward round entries , nine blood sugars, eight vaccinations, seven incubators, six ventilators, FIVE FIRST FEEDS, four chest drains, three blood tests, two knitted socks…

And one tiny nappy.

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