Due Date

By Courtney Robertson | August 24, 2016

At 6 weeks old, Asher has reached his due date. Our preemie is healthy and growing!

Forgetting the Pain

By Courtney Robertson | August 23, 2016

When he looks at me with that hand on my chin…I forget all the current pain I’m in for just a moment

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What is a Wound Vac?

By Courtney Robertson | August 22, 2016

A wound vac pump is necessary and miserable. For the past 2 weeks I’ve had this machine and tubing hooked up to my abdomen pumping away the pregnancy swelling fluids. I don’t have an end date on it…just…when I’m done. It’s becoming unbearable. My skin is really raw under all the tape. This morning I…

After Another Day

By Courtney Robertson | August 20, 2016

And after another day of friends helping, the yard is caught up and the ripe tomatoes are now sauce. I’m pushing myself today. I’ve been on bed rest for over a month. My back seizing is because I must be careful about a wound vac and all its bandaging. But letting my muscles atrophy and…

Asher’s First Full Bath

By Courtney Robertson | August 19, 2016

Back Seized

By Courtney Robertson | August 18, 2016

So thankful for the meals delivered and the crew of guys that came over last night to help Matt with yard work. Really it has meant so much to us. In just a few hours they got us mostly caught up. My back seized up yesterday while I was changing Asher. It was meant to…

Back for Help

By Courtney Robertson | August 17, 2016

I woke up excited about my first day (again) home alone with Asher. I thought surely I can resume working on my laptop around his feedings. But then I went to change a diaper and ended up in tears. So much sitting in a way to help my incision has left my back super seized.…

Pain and Packing

By Courtney Robertson | August 16, 2016

Wound care appointment today went better. The physical therapist did a few things to make changing the packing much more comfortable. Also, she said I had too much packing in last time which was causing irritation and making me uncomfortable. This time it’s already feeling easier to walk around and sit up. Still slow going…

Worth It All

By Courtney Robertson | August 15, 2016

Staring into his eyes reminds me that 3 miscarriages, a uterine septum resection surgery, a c section, an early delivery and a long stay in NICU, and now the seemingly unending wound vac phase have all be

Gauze and Guts

By Courtney Robertson | August 11, 2016

4 days of the wound vac. It’s a machine the size of my purse hooked up via tubing to suck the swelling away. I must carry this with me all the time. 3x a week they change the foam packing inside the pocket. That is hugely painful despite my high dose of pain meds. This…