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Diary of a NICU Dad - Day 128

It's hard to believe that we're wrapping up day 19 of this hospital stay. 3 weeks on Sunday. 128 days in the hospital since September 16th. And yesterday, Addie turned 6 months old. Out of the ~180 days she's been alive, most of it has been spent in the confines of a medical institution. Crazy when you think about it long enough. Last night, before bed, Steph and I flipped through, backwards, all of the photos we've posted to her Facebook page and to see how far she's come is really incredible. From the tiny, 1.5 lb, red-skinned human struggling to breathe in the isolette, to the 8 lb, fair-skinned, smiling little peanut. The transformation is something that you start forget. Our focus is always on the now because that's where we have to be. We have to live in the moment. We have to fight with the doctors for what we know is right. We have to give this little one constant attention. We have to be by her side without ceasing. We cry, we worry, we set our timers for the next regimen of meds. We wait for the next diagnosis, the next procedure, the next treatment. And that means that while we see her grow, we rarely have an opportunity to sit back and watch it.

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