Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kangaroo Care

We are learning so much about how to care for our little Nessa.
The nurses spend a lot of time showing what to do. One thing
they've said is good for her is holding her skin to skin. They
call it Kangaroo care. We love feeling her little body against
ours.
She likes to cuddle up really tight and bury her face in our chest.
Then she'll wrap her
long arm
around me and spread out her fingers. I love feeling her tickle me.

Caleb is so in love with her. Last night I realized I'm not the only girl in his life anymore. He stayed at the hospital for hours holding her. When he finally decided to put her back she woke up and he told me he couldn't leave her once she was awake. The nurses told me you rarely see a dad so involved in caring for their babies. It's incredible to watch him love her.
She is doing really well. She's gained another ounce and is bottle feeding some of her meals. They also told us they'll probably take her IV out in the next couple days. We're so thankful for these improvements and pray she continues to do well.

7 comments:

Stephen and Tiffany Seston said...

Dying. Right. Now. Oh my goodness. She is so tiny! Praise the Lord for the gain. My class prayed for her (and you) today! LOVES!

Amie said...

This brought back many memories we had of kangaroo care with our little PJ...from one NICU mom to another can I just say how amazed I am that already she is taking bottle and looking at no IV! What an amazing girl you have there she is beautiful!

asimplesweetlife said...

This is SO sweet, Jess!! I'm praying every day for you and precious little Vanessa. Love you friend!

asimplesweetlife said...

I'm also hoping to bring you a meal soon... :) -Michelle

Phil and Bri said...

Jess these are precious. Oh I bet she loves her momma and daddy so much!!! Come on Vanessa!! Praying!

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet little family. I feel privileged to have spent the last month or so with you and able to watch how firm a foundation you have in the Lord. Your faith is an example of a love and peace that comes only from our Lord. His mercies are new every morning. Dad and I love you so...thank you so for our little Vanessa and our adorable Elijah. xoxoxoxoxooxoxox mom

Stephen and Tiffany Seston said...

Thinking of you today! Hope that Nessa is doing well! Praying for you guys daily and trusting the Lord to provide her with strength!!!

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