Late last night when Brian and I were saying goodnight to our precious babies, we heard it...Kennedy crying. It wasn't very loud and she sounded pretty hoarse, but she was definitely crying. This was a much awaited sound. On the day they were born, the doctors warned us that they would not cry when they were delivered. This was true. Drake did not make a sound, and Kennedy did not cry either. However, she did make a squeaking sound, which surprised everyone in the O.R. Here in the NICU we've seen her upset with a crying face before, but this was the first time we had ever actually heard the sound of her cry.
Today has been a day of rest for our babies. Kennedy is still doing well on the CPAP machine. Although, she hates wearing it. Tomorrow will be day 3! Way to go, Kennedy! She is such a strong little girl. Drake has done well today also. The doctors have decided to wait on the spinal tap for now. If they try again, it will be tomorrow or Tuesday. When Drake and I were kangarooing today, his doctor came by to talk to me. She was telling me that every time she reads over his medical notes from when he was so sick, she is still amazed by his recovery.
Our first two babies, our dog babies (Harlee & Ella), have been staying with my sister and her husband since the day Drake and Kennedy were born. They drove to Tyler to pick them up, and it has been a load off of our minds to know they are in good hands. They each sent a special message to us in pictures included below.
1) Brian holding Drake
2) Drake all stretched out
3) Ella with her sign
4) Harlee with his sign