Thursday, January 17, 2008
Oh happy day! Joshua was "suntanning" when we came today (he needs the lights for his jaundice - very normal) -- and I got to hold him! WOO HOO! They call it kangaroo care - you hold the baby skin to skin and they like it (vital signs get better and they settle - which is exactly what Joshua did with me.) He is so tiny and beautiful and a joy to hold. I love him so much. When we left tonight he was back on CPAP (Matt calls it Mr. Happy Nose - hee hee) but that's okay because it helps him. Feeds are going well!
Joel has been so sweet ... and missing me too. He can say Joshua's name and says the sweetest things! "Joshua so little". "Joshua sleep in funny bed at hospital". We took him today with Auntie Rhonda (thank you so so much for all your help) and it was so good for him to see Joshua and to know where I am all day.
One more note ... he finally has a name: Joshua Matthew. (We thought about a middle name for awhile and have settled on this.)