Despite knowing the girls would be born early, I had no idea how hard it would be. I really thought they would just be little and would just need time to grow.
Now, when I look back at where we started, it seems like it was so long ago. Ella in particular has come so far and become so strong. There are pictures we chose not to share because of how sick she looked, but as I put together the pictures for the Flipagram, I almost couldn’t remember those days, even though at the time, it felt like we would never see the end.
The girls were in Sunnybrook’s NICU for 80 days. 80 days of packing my bags to go and see them. 80 nights away from them, calling to check how they were doing. 80 days of tears and laughter. 80 days feeling incomplete. 80 days of watching them grow and become beautiful baby girls. 80 days of uncertainty. Now, we only have the future together, but what an incredible, and often scary, start to our journey.
Ella and Raegan’s 80 Days in NICU