Thursday, January 17, 2008

Holding him!






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.)

15 comments:

Heather said...

I'm so thrilled for you guys. Doing the happy dance for this occasion... tap tap tap....

SO exciting.

cara said...

I've been waiting for this pic all night!! What a beautiful baby!!!! I'm glad you finally got to hold him!!!!

Beth said...

how awesome! :) thanks for keeping us up to date.

Stacy said...

i was going to sneak up and do his bloodwork so i could peak at him purely work of coarse but the other girl said better not thats when you are to be down in the lab and i said aw shucks!!! besides he is to cute to pick on !!

nicole said...

He is so cute Kim! And so glad to hear that you had a great day with him.
Totally bringing back memories for me - I have an entire group of photos with Jack in those same glasses when he was under the lights :)
Also every time I come to your blog and see your sidebar about your word 'courage' I think again about what a really fitting word that is for you during this time...
praying for you and for your courage during this time.

mamaluke said...

Lovely name, keep enjoying the kangarooing! It's the best thing! :)

camport said...

aw. crying again! at the pictures, at Nicole's comment. Courage was absolutely the perfect word for you!

You're so brave and I am just bawling over the pics of the smile on your face as you hold him. And Joel's comments!

still praying hard for you guys.

:)

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is Ter. I am soooo happy that you got to hold him. We're praying too!!! We love you guys.

Liv said...

hi kim, i hope you still remember me from jessica's class. i just found out about your early birth0giving from heather's post on our board and rushed here immediately to give you some cyberhugs and to let you know that i'm keeping both you and joshua matthew in my prayers. he is soooo precious; you are both blessed to have each other, and your hubby and little son are so blessed too. know that we at the playground are here for you always. if you need anything, you know where to find us ;) take really good care of yourself, okay? (((hugs))) ps. he is just the most adorable little boy i've ever seen! i remember my little boys' new baby smell when i see your wonderful photos!

Tannis said...

he is sooo little! can I come hold him? And as if you need beauty sleep! Now that I know Joshua is doing well I can help you see the positive, less baby weight! It' susually the last couple months that wreak havoc on us, no swollen ankles and no waddle!
Big kisses for all of you!

Melissa said...

SO happy to see these pictures. ANd your word. Man, there was some intervention from above on that one.
Keep us posted and we are praying for you..

Anne Thompson said...

Hi, I'm Anne (found your site from Lindas) just wanted to say congrats on a beautiful little boy! I love his name, so strong! Take care!

Corey said...

Kim, he's SO precious. I'm sitting here all teary seeing you hold him. I'm so happy for you.
Joshua Matthew is the pefect name. I love it.
Still praying for you guys...praying he gets stronger every day.

Ronda P. said...

YEA.....so good you got to hold him and give him that mommy love he needs. Sounds like a good day for the family! I think Matthew is perfect = "gift of God." Yep, he sure is....Lots & Lots of prayers....

Jude said...

Oh Kim, those pictures are so precious!! He is just amazing. I am so thankful you got to hold him. I really pray you are feeling the prayers I have been saying. So many times during the day I even just say hisname to God... Love you all!!

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