Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tonight I Bawled My Eyes Out

I don't get a chance to watch too much TV, but one of my must-see shows is Grey's Anatomy.

Tonight, I wasn't sure if I was watching Grey's or Glee with all the singing going on.  Some may not like the surgeons and ER doctors breaking out in song, but I have to say that I kind of liked it.  It's not like they're going to do this every episode.  It was well done and the storyline made me reach for the Kleenex box several times! This episode had me crying so much that I was shaking.

**Spoiler Alert!** Please do not read any further if you have not  watched tonight's episode yet.
Just after Arizona asks Callie to marry her, the couple get into a horrific car accident.  Callie is in critical condition and her baby's life is on the line as well. Why all the singing? Callie's injuries cause her out of body experience. From the trauma, it appears that everyone sings as her life is hanging by a thread.

The reason this episode made me bawl my eyes out was because though the circumstances were very different from ours, just seeing Callie's 1 lb, 1 oz baby (I think she was a 23 weeker) brought back a flood of memories of our own time in the NICU.

Little One was born at 2 lbs, 3 oz and at 28 weeks. That was two years ago, and yet tonight's episode of Grey's just triggered all the memories. I wasn't expecting to react that way.  When I saw that tiny body being worked on, I thought "Oh, my gosh. Little One was that tiny when she was born". Now, look at her! She's here and she's happy and healthy.

Sometimes I wonder how on earth I survived those scary, rocky first days, weeks, and months in the NICU.  I was chatting with another parent of a preemie who said the said. We both commented on how going through all of that made us stronger people. I agree. If we could survive those early (and scary!) days then we can survive anything.  I learned that I'm a lot stronger than I give myself credit for...and that my daughter is such an amazing and strong fighter. She is a miracle.

Now, I'm kind of half-scared to see what the next episode of Grey's will bring!


BusyMamma said...

when i saw that tiny baby i immediately thought of you and RA!
next season? I didn't know that was the season finale! It seems so early for that!
I didn't like the singing and found it kind of fake, athough i did like the songs they chose.

C said...

Thank you so much for being there for Little One and me before, during, and after all the premature delivery drama. We love you HEAPS!!!

P.S. My bad. I don't know why I wrote "next season"!!! I meant next episode. D'OH!!!

Yeah, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the whole singing thing, but in the end I decided that I actually did like it. It worked for me. I thought it was beautiful. The whole episode was beautifully directed. At least they're not going to be singing every episode though! That would be too much like a certain popular TV show ;) (I do like that other show though!).

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