Yesterday was a big step. I got to hold Kyle skin to skin. This is when I hold him against my bare chest. He responded amazingly. He was wide-awake and alert, looking up at me. He was also kicking against me. I got to hold him for about ½ hour and then he got too tired and started desatting so he had to go back in his isolette. As soon as the nurse put him in there, he zonked out. I also got to change his diaper and take his temperature.
Today I got to hold Benjamin for the first time!!!! Finally! I could have held him Tuesday and Wednesday but I still had the lingering effects of my cold so I had to say no. So today was extra special. I also got to do skin to skin with him. His oxygen levels were awesome. He fell asleep in my arms. It was so special.
Mommy doing skin to skin with Kyle
Mommy doing skin to skin with Benjamin