Saturday, August 1, 2009

Kangaroo!!!

I'm not sure there's a better feeling than feeling the warm skin of your baby against your own skin.


Lily Bug could not have been cuter while she was on Brooke's chest. She spread out her arms and made herself nice and comfortable. She weighted in tonight at 1025 grams and is now five ahead of Annaleigh!


Another view of Lily and Brooke. The nurse put a blanket over top of Lily to help trap in the heat, and it really worked. Both babies felt not just warm but hot the whole time.


I got to kangaroo with Annaleigh. She looked so, so comfortable the entire time. She kept one arm resting under her chin and the other just in front of her face. She looked like she was lounging on the beach getting some sun and causally napping. She was remarkably stable the entire time; all her numbers were perfect.


We weren't able to kangaroo Charlie today and we're not entirely sure we'll be able to; the nurses have to ask if it's okay to do that when the baby has MRSA. Hopefully we can because we're certain that he'll like it the best of the three babies. We did hold him tonight for a bit but not for as long as we would have liked. He has a new roommate in his isolation room and that baby's parents are there a lot too, and since the room is so small we don't get to have the same private time that we do with the girls. We're not happy about it at all and we're going to see if there's anything we can do. After all, we don't want our time with Charlie dictated by another baby.


Lily Bug looking comfy in her isolette.

9 comments:

Lauren said...

Yippee!! I wonder who found kangaroo cuddles more therapeutic - Mommy and Daddy, or the babies? :)

Claire said...

How exciting that y'all got to do Kangaroo care! As a pediatric resident, we've seen videos on this and it seems really beneficial to the babies (and I'm sure the parents, too).

The Madeira Triplets said...

Very, very cool...we loved our kangaroo time! It's so indescribable. That's rough when the babies aren't together--we went through that as well. When we got moved to the step-down NICU it was better in one way because it was less chaotic, but there were so many more people there and it wasn't really as private. We actually got more privacy in the level 3 NICU since there wasn't that much activity there when our babies were born. We couldn't do anything because it wasn't caused by a new roommate--just the overall organization of the Level 2 NICU. So We just had to look upon it as temporary (although at that point it feels like anything but!) and that is another one of the NICU lessons. But hopefully the other roommate won't be in there long term! I thought isolation rooms were supposed to be for...isolation, right?

Newman Family said...

That ps great that you got to do kangaroo time with Annaleigh and Lily. I loved being able to kangaroo with Brandon. A yar later it is still his favorite position to be held in.

Stephanie said...

I love the kangaroo cuddles! SO cute.

The Home Cook said...

We just learned a little about kangaroo care in our baby class (well, I saw a sign about it on the hospital wall...lol!) and it sounds great! I'm sure the babies love it and, of course, it's amazing for you guys as well. :)

Michele from FTHS said...

Kangaroo time sounds like it was rewarding for all. Keep getting big and strong, Little D's. You will be home in no time.

Tammy said...

I loved the kangaroo care. I cried when they put both twins on me, it was the first time flesh on flesh they were back with me. Congrats on your three little ones.

Karen said...

The girls looks so adorable. I can not get over how little Lilly's arm is!! Just precious.