Saturday, October 19, 2013

Back to SF

Today our little family of three went back to San Francisco for the first time since we left the NICU last October to finally come home after 3 unexpected months of living in the hospital there. I was both really excited and anxious about visiting my former "home."

Every year in October UCSF hosts a reunion for all kids who spent time in the intensive care nurseries there. The nurses encouraged me to go last year while Evan was still in the NICU to see that life was normal after the NICU. Sure enough it's true that children grow up and whether or not they have life-long complications they manage to move on and live normal lives. This year we were part of that "normal" and boy did it feel good. We saw a few friends and former nurses. They obviously didn't recognize Evan...

...but they did recognize me and we were able to catch up on how he's been doing over the past year. There was also food and games and costumes and pumpkins.

After the reunion we decided to make the most of our time in SF by taking Evan to the beach for the first time. The sand was a bit rocky and the water was like ice but he got the idea: Eat sand and crawl in the sand to get it up your shirt and down your diaper.

Yep, that's a handful of his mouth...and I didn't stop it.

Hey ladies, how you doin'?
We also just had to take some classic Golden Gate Bridge pictures:

And just to prove Evan isn't only obsessed with his mommy...

Isaiah gets the short end of the stick with pictures with Evan for one main reason: Isaiah takes better pictures than I do.

1 comment:

  1. I love all his hair. And the picture of him eating sand, being so typical like other kids eating sand, is priceless. I am glad you were able to go and experience the reunion and enjoyed it.