Funny/happy NICU moments needed - page 2

:scrying: After a wonderful 6 months maternity leave home with my girls, I'm headed back to the NICU and I need some encouragement. Help me remember WHY I love my job despite the horrendous hours.... Read More

  1. by   dawngloves
    I love dressing up the babies!!!! We had one feeder grower and her mom left an Easter Dress and asked if we could bath and dress her for when the family came to visit. Slow day, so we all gave her a huge bubble bath and dressed her in the frilliest dress I ever saw!She looked like a lamp!! We propped her up and took pictures of her as well as her in her bubble bath. So cute and funny!
  2. by   danissa
    :kiss putting twins together in the same cot/incubator for a wee cuddle!Love how they always touch each other then cuddle in to sleep! melts my heart.
  3. by   traumaRUs
    I don't even work NICU but you guys are wonderful - thanks for the day brightener.
  4. by   nell
    When a parent gets to hold their baby for the first time, that is so heart-warming. Managing it with a tiny one on CPAP requires some time/effort, and engineering it with a baby on HFOV is really difficult, but the joy of the parents is worth it.

    nell
  5. by   Imafloat
    Quote from danissa
    :kiss putting twins together in the same cot/incubator for a wee cuddle!Love how they always touch each other then cuddle in to sleep! melts my heart.
    Where I am the docs likes twins to co-bed, unless there is a problem with one of the twins. Anyways, I love when they go to sleep and synchronize their heart rates or respiratory rates.

    I don't work in the NICU yet, I am almost finished with my practicum. I hope to work there after graduation. I have been off a week and I really MISS those babies.

    Loving your patients is a huge happy moment for me. I also love that sometimes the simplest things make a fussy baby happy, like a cuddle or a gentle head rub.
  6. by   2curlygirls
    Quote from danissa
    :kiss putting twins together in the same cot/incubator for a wee cuddle!Love how they always touch each other then cuddle in to sleep! melts my heart.
    Your post brings me back to the time I spent in Edinburgh with the community midwives there (I've since dragged my husband there because I loved it so much)
    We have a nurse in our unit from Glasgow who always charts in the comment section "Out for a wee cuddle" I love it!
  7. by   RainDreamer
    Quote from nell
    When a parent gets to hold their baby for the first time, that is so heart-warming. Managing it with a tiny one on CPAP requires some time/effort, and engineering it with a baby on HFOV is really difficult, but the joy of the parents is worth it.

    nell
    Ohhh that's the absolute BEST!! Reminds me of a baby we had a few weeks ago for mec aspiration, sick little girl ..... mom couldn't hold the first few days because she was on HFOV and had UAC/UVC. This little girl started doing so great that they weaned her from the HFOV to the conventional vent to off the vent on room air in just a few hours. Then we moved her to an open crib. So the last time the mom saw her was in the morning and she was still on the radiant warmer, with the UVC/UAC, on the HFOV. Mom came in that night and just started BAWLING when she saw her in the open crib, off the vent, and only with a PIV. I asked how she was and she said "I'm great now!" I gave her a big hug and asked if she wanted to hold her. It was the first time she was able to hold her in her arms. It was awesome just watching her cuddle that sweet little baby

    What a great thread, I love this!! Could we make this a sticky maybe?
  8. by   Gompers
    Quote from RainDreamer
    What a great thread, I love this!! Could we make this a sticky maybe?
    Well, we already have a sticky about what we love about the NICU.

    To the OP - maybe you should check that thread out, too?

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f33/poll...cu-101076.html
  9. by   iceNICUnurse
    Just today we discharged twins who had been with us for 12 weeks and gone throug everything there is I think.
    The smiles on the parents and the hug and kind words from them were wonderful. This is why I do this, went trough my head. I love my job today.
  10. by   funnylpn
    I was reading all of the replies. I laughed so had that I cried, about all of the Al Bundy babies, fighting twins and premies who positions themselves no matter how hard the nurse tries to establish a developmentally correct environment. That is some funny stuff! Thank you for reminding me what a great job I have to look forward to everyday.
  11. by   SteveNNP
    I laugh so hard when the baby I'm po feeding finally gets full, and takes on that "milk drunk" look.... then they get all offended when you try to burp them....


    I still bawl like a schoolgirl when my primary babies go home, and mom and dad are hugging me and crying, then I'm crying.....etc.......

    IT'S ALL THE ESTROGEN IN THE AIR I'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO!...cajones confused and hibernating...yeah right!
  12. by   EricJRN
    Quote from SteveRN21
    I still bawl like a schoolgirl when my primary babies go home, and mom and dad are hugging me and crying, then I'm crying.....etc.......

    IT'S ALL THE ESTROGEN IN THE AIR I'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO!...cajones confused and hibernating...yeah right!
    I know, man! Look at what all these women are doing to us!

    OK guys - what about the phototherapy kids who throw tantrums when you put their eye shields on, then you look back over in a minute and the eye shield is not only off of their face, but it's at the other end of the isolette! Some of these kiddos could pitch for major league teams.
  13. by   BlueYYsRN
    When the former micro preemie, trach chronic kid comes back to visit as a walking talking smiling three year old.

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