Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NICU: Days 3 and 4

Days 3 and 4 in the NICU were made up of going back and forth to see Reese and catch each milestone that she would hit.

Starting at 12 am on Sunday, we got to witness her first tube feeding. We also changed her diaper. I forgot how little newborn diapers were! Let me just say it is crazy changing a newborn's diaper with a gazillion wires in the way!

Sunday evening, Justin helped with the tube feeding while I did some "kangaroo care" with Reese. That's just a fancy name for some good mommy and baby skin to skin.

Some good daddy time before bed :)

Monday morning we woke up and went to see Reese again:

Reese kept taking her feeding tube out of her mouth, so they finally had to put it through her nose :( But, this morning, she also was in a sweet little outfit that hid many of the wires!

All swaddled up and sound asleep ;)
We just sat and stared a lot.

Noon was the highlight of Monday. It was James' first time to see Reese! She was right next to a window, so Justin held James up to see her. He kept pointing and saying "baby".

Reese's nurse held her up so James could get a better look.

James was in awe.

Sometimes we would come back to the NICU and find Reese like this. She would have red marks all over her. It was sad to see, but was a good thing though, because it meant the nurses took more wires and monitor tabs OFF!

Monday evening, Reese had her first bottle feeding!
Making progress!

Look at that full head of hair in the back!

Poor Reese, she looks like she has a broken leg....but the nurses actually just needed to prevent her IV from coming out of her leg.

1 comment:

  1. She is just a doll. I am so glad she is ok now! Hope y'all had a good summer and are off to a good start at school!