I truly enjoyed watching Rosebud holding her brothers, she had the perfect attention to detail and gentleness! #Day22 #twinslife #nicu #rettew5
There is nothing better than a mother’s touch! George was enjoying time with his mother! #twinslife #nicu #Day23
Today marked the George and Henry being 3 weeks old. Each Saturday since they were born, Sarah and I have given them a bath. This week, we were able to work with the #NICU nurses to arrange the bath time to coincide with Rosebud’s fifteen minute visit.
I spent the day at The Duke Endowment and found this statue of Mr. Richard Furman, the name sake of Furman University. Sarah’s great-great grandfather was named in his honor, Richard Furman Landrum. We named our son George Landrum Rettew to honor the Landrum name, her grandmother’s maiden name. Sarah’s grandmother was a Landrum, attended Furman University in the 1930’s, and spent years documenting the history of the Landrum’s including the family relationship with the Furman family.
The morning started at 3:30am Saturday, June 10th being awaken by Sarah saying something is wrong. As I rubbed my eyes trying to figure out what was going on, I realized her swift movements to the bathroom indicated I better jump into action. As I ran into the bathroom, I looked at Sarah as tears ran down her face. I knew…I better call Dr. Hearn immediately. I wondered…how did this start.
First of all…I have a huge heart for nursing. My mom and sister are nurses. This image brings me joy, peace, and gratitude to the many nurses who have and are still providing the very best care to George and Henry.
Nurse Lynn was giving George a bath and the way she held him, looked at him, cared for him; showcases the amount of care she brings to each child in the NICU.