Owen attended his first wedding while in the NICU
He was the best man!
Isn't he handsome
Who's wedding you ask?
On December 6th, 2009 (Owen's due date) we were married in the Oakland Children's Hospital
We originally wanted to wait until Owen was born to have him in the wedding. When he came early we were not concerned with a wedding anymore. However, after 4months in the NICU, with no discharge date in site, we were ready to tie the knot!
We asked one of our favorite neonatologists if it would be possible to bring a preacher in to marry us by Owen's bedside. We knew our family wouldn't be able to be there because we were the only ones aloud to see Owen in the NICU but we wanted our baby with us when we got married. Luckily, Owen was doing so well that the doc said he could spend 30 minutes in the chapel. Straight there and straight back with a nurse present. We were the only ones aloud to touch him during that time, besides the nurses. They also limited witnesses to our parents only. We were just so excited that they let us do all this!
The nurses were so excited! They got Owen all ready for the wedding - even placed a "Just Married" sign on Owen's bassinet. The social worker even got involved - she booked the chapel, got us a photographer, and set everything up in only 4 days! They were able to set everything up so that we could get married on Owen's due date.
p.s. sorry this memory monday was a little late