Today was a day of happy tears already! This morning when I went to check on the babies they said Brooklynn was ready to be held! I had tears in my eyes before they even handed her to me. To Kangaroo they placed her on my chest so that there was skin-to-skin contact. Words can not describe the emotions I felt at that moment. She instantly relaxed and snuggled right in-I did not want to let her go! After about an hour they like to put them back in their isoletes but i could have sat there all day just holding her! This afternoon I am going back down to hold Leighton and saving Kensley for Jacob to hold tonight when he comes. Typically they encourage the moms to do the kangarooing but I really want him to be able to share this experience and bond with them just like I did. It completely changes who you are when you feel them up against you!
Jade will be receiving her PICC line today so hopefully she will be ready for kangarooing tomorrow. Giovanni's counts are still low so he will not be getting his PICC line just yet. I'm very anxious to get to hold all of them but have to remember to be patient--just holding one already is more than I would have imagined I'd be able to do this soon!
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.