I have settled into a new routine. It goes something like this: eat, pump, do stuff around the house, pump, drink water, repeat, all day long. I've been home since Sunday evening, and Alastair remains in excellent hands in the NICU. It's a tricky dance, this new arrangement of ours, but we're both settling into it pretty well, I have to say. We snuggle for about an hour to an hour and a half daily, and it truly is one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever encountered. He's doing incredibly well, and getting stronger and bigger by the day. I want to tell you a story about his name. We had chosen Alastair sometime ago, loving its strong sound, and the fact that it means "Defender of men." Choosing Kelphy as his middle name came a bit more recently though, and has a story behind it. A really good story. On the night of March 25, I was having a hard time sleeping, with a good deal of stomach pain. About 6 AM, when I was in a state between full consciousness and sleeping, I had what can only be called a "visitor" come to my bedside. Now mind you, I've never had anything like this happen before in my life. The figure of a woman with long blonde hair, and an emerald green velvet dress, sat down beside me on the bed. She told me her name was "Kelphy," and that she was here to tell me that my baby was going to be fine. I asked her what she was-was she an elf, was she a sprite, was she an angel? To which she replied "I'm a guardian, and I've come to let you know that your baby will be just fine." This happened nearly 2 weeks before Alastair's birth. Ever since that visitation, I've had an inexplicable peace about whatever outcome lie ahead for myself and my son. I can't wait to tell him the story when he's older. The universe holds infinite mystery and reward, if we only allow ourselves be open to it.
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  • smallmeasureI have settled into a new routine. It goes something like this: eat, pump, do stuff around the house, pump, drink water, repeat, all day long. I've been home since Sunday evening, and Alastair remains in excellent hands in the NICU. It's a tricky dance, this new arrangement of ours, but we're both settling into it pretty well, I have to say. We snuggle for about an hour to an hour and a half daily, and it truly is one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever encountered. He's doing incredibly well, and getting stronger and bigger by the day. I want to tell you a story about his name. We had chosen Alastair sometime ago, loving its strong sound, and the fact that it means "Defender of men." Choosing Kelphy as his middle name came a bit more recently though, and has a story behind it. A really good story. On the night of March 25, I was having a hard time sleeping, with a good deal of stomach pain. About 6 AM, when I was in a state between full consciousness and sleeping, I had what can only be called a "visitor" come to my bedside. Now mind you, I've never had anything like this happen before in my life. The figure of a woman with long blonde hair, and an emerald green velvet dress, sat down beside me on the bed. She told me her name was "Kelphy," and that she was here to tell me that my baby was going to be fine. I asked her what she was-was she an elf, was she a sprite, was she an angel? To which she replied "I'm a guardian, and I've come to let you know that your baby will be just fine." This happened nearly 2 weeks before Alastair's birth. Ever since that visitation, I've had an inexplicable peace about whatever outcome lie ahead for myself and my son. I can't wait to tell him the story when he's older. The universe holds infinite mystery and reward, if we only allow ourselves be open to it.

  • ashevilledreamer✨❤✨ thanks for sharing this beautiful experience~ blessings to you, your son, your family, & Kelphy, the visitor.
  • avldoulasWow, what a story. Sending you all lots of love 💙💙
  • goodheartfarmsteadYou are doing a good job! My niece was born 2 months early (last year) and also spent a lot of time in the NICU, with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law driving there everyday for snuggles like you are now. Sending love and growth and strength to you all!
  • devereaux.deedeedevereaux So happy to read your update. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. He will soon be home and smiling at Huxleys funny faces!:-)
  • mamapossumWow! So fabulous. And such a good name, too!
  • madeonacornhillWow, amazing story! ❤️
  • coldmilefarmsteadIncredible experience- whoa! Thank you for sharing it with us. Such a special moment to bring you comfort and to let you know that you are not alone 🌿✨
  • floretflowerWow
  • kaylagilmour
  • jessamyamesGOOSEBUMPS! What a fantastic occurrence! I was thinking of you and Glenn while celebrating my bIrthday at Rhubarb last night- y'all weren't kidding, they did not disappoint!
  • smallmeasure@jessamyames We LOVE @rhubarbavl! Sending huge happy birthday wishes! ❤️❤️❤️
  • jessamyamesThank you!!
  • ladyluckflowerfarmLove love love ❤️❤️❤️
  • blooms_and_basketsWhat a beautiful experience!
  • sometimesoctavia😱I love this story! Thank you for sharing it. Such a lucky little boy
  • weewhimsicalsBeautiful. A guardian angel to put your heart at peace. Blessed among women. Xoxo
  • amyseiberWow. I have had 1 similar experience. It's hard to understand until it happens to you. @smallmeasure
  • imenmcdonnellSounds like an Irish fairytale....must look into it @smallmeasure incredible experience!
  • smallmeasure@imenmcdonnell I fully believe Kelphy was Irish!!!!
  • roamingsoulapothecaryTruth and blessing all in one
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