When Adley was in the NICU on the ventilator, she had to be sedated. She had lots and lots of morphine boules just to keep her from being irritated and pulling her tubes out. No matter how much morphine they pushed in her she always tried to fight through it to stay awake! She would get so irritated and try to pull her breathing tubes out. It killed me the most to see her like that. I remember sitting next to her singing “You are My Sunshine” and rubbing her head just to try to get her to settle down and go back to sleep. Almost every time it was a success. .
Today while driving home from therapy Adley was tired and wanted out of her car seat. I tried everything I could think of to get her to calm down because we were almost home. All of the sudden I starting signing “You Are My Sunshine” and she instantly calmed down. It instantly brought me back to those long hard moments in the NICU. All I could do was cry tears. Tears of happiness mainly! Because Adley has come such a long way since those hard times. And I am so thankful and honored to be her mom and to have gotten to stay by her side through all the hard times and all the good times! I don’t know what I ever did to deserve such a strong, beautiful soul! Adley Grace you will always be my sunshine! ☀️☀️☀️💛