If anyone should ask me about how I did it, I will never be able to say how. Two years ago I didn’t know how my life could change after the birth of my daughter. No, I didn’t have it all figured out before she arrived. Yes, motherhood was new to me too. Motherhood is such that no matter how much you think you have read or heard, you are always in for surprises.
The birth of my daughter introduced me to the NICU world too. My doctor had told me about the possibility of having a preterm baby and the possibility that she was going to spend time at the NICU. Truth be told, I always prayed for her to be born full term. I simply didn’t want her to be taken to the NICU. I had not read a lot about the place, but from the little I had read,I just knew I didn’t want anything to do with the NICU.
God had His plans though. On the 24th of September 2018, at 2:44pm my daughter was born after 36weeks. Regardless the steroid injections my doctor gave me just so her lungs could develop faster and increase the probability of not needing the NICU, she still ended up there.
I met my daughter on 26th of September for the first time after she was born on 24th. That was when I had the energy to walk from my ward on the 6th floor to the 3rd floor where the NICU is located . (Because wheelchairs are not allowed in the NICU) It was love at first sight.I just couldn’t help it, she was so tiny but so perfect.
On her birthday my foundation was born. My encounter with the NICU gave birth to Friends of NICU . I have dedicated my life to Awareness creation about the NICU, soliciting for support for NICU’s in Ghana, Paying NICU bills of needy parents and also being a support system to NICU parents.
As my daughter turns two today, Friends of NICU is also 2years. With a grateful heart, I say we have come this far by the Grace of God.
Happy Birthday to my NICU miracle.
My First fruit… my daughter Ewuradwoa. I love you so much. I’m grateful that you chose me to be your mother. And your birth gave me another purpose in life.
Happy 2nd anniversary to Friends of NICU.